Audi India launched the R8 V10 Plus at a price of Rs. 2,05,95,000 ( that’s 2 Crores and a couple of lakhs ) ex showroom price Mumbai. The Plus in its name stands for the additional power and the kilograms lost by using carbon fibre in abundance. The R8 V10 Plus Coupe makes 404 kW (550hp) over the 386kW made by the R8 Coupe. The R8 Plus Coupe is faster to the ton by 0.1s at 3.5s and can hit a top speed of 317 kph.
The sideblades, front splitter, rear diffuser are all carbon fiber. Ceramic brakes available as standard shave off another 12 kilograms. The Audi R8 PLus also gets full LED headlamps.
The R8 V10 Plus Coupe also gets a new 7 Speed S-Tronic auto transmission that enables it to hit the 0-100 kph mark in 3.5 seconds.
Karun Chandhok, who was at the launch managed to set the fastest lap at the BIC on a production car.
This is as close as you’ll get to the fire breathing dragon that powers the R8 V10 Plus Coupe.
Watch the R8 V10 Plus take on a Ducati Diavel in this test by Autocar.