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The stunning Audi R8 at Rs 1.33 crore!

Last updated on: January 18, 2011 09:35 IST

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For buyers looking for an ultra-luxurious car with top-of-the-line features, Audi has launched its stunning R8 5.2 FSI.

The new R8 is propelled by a powerful V10 quattro engine capable of breaking the 100 kmph mark in just 3.9 seconds and touching a top speed of 316 kmph.

The Audi R8 is manufactured on the Audi Space Frame (ASF) design and is priced at Rs 1,32,49,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

The new Audi A8's is a powerful car with a sporty design and provides exhilarating driving experience. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI will be available with a manual six-speed transmission or R-tronic enabling the driver to change gears via rocker switches on the steering wheel.

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The car comes with a permanent all wheel drive option and has features like launch control available with both types of transmission.

Use of aluminium in the ASF design keeps the cars weight around 210 kg, but despite that handling, drive quality and safety are as per Audi's high standards.

In the exterior designing of the R8 you will find newly designed side blades to increase air intake and maximise performance. The car's all-LED headlights come as standard.

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But perhaps the best feature of the car is the fact that it can be customised right down to the finest detail. This is an add-on for those looking for uniqueness in their vehicle.

With this car Audi will find a strong holding in the super sports car segment in India and would be able to replicate the success of the luxury SUV segment.

The company is also expanding its network and strengthening its dealer network across India. Audi is coming up with showrooms in Delhi and Ludhiana and it already has a presence in Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Bengaluru, etc.

The Audi model range in India includes Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A8, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi TT and the super sports car Audi R8.

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Mercedes SLK set to debut!

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Mercedes SLK to debut soon

The all-new Mercedes SLK is ready to make its debut on the Mercedes' 125th anniversary in Stuttgart soon.

The company has officially announced the details of the car before its launch.

The new Mercedes SLK will get three petrol engines, which include the turbocharged 1.8-litre mill capable of producing 184bhp in the SLK200 and a 204bhp producing unit in the SLK250.

The SLK200 is mated with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and does the 0 to 62mph sprint in 7.0 seconds.

The third engine plonked in the SKL 350 is the 3.5 litre direct-injection engine capable of producing 306 bhp. It will come with a standard seven-speed automatic capable of going from static to 62mph in about 5.6 seconds.

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Whereas the 2.1 litre diesel fitted into the new SLK is capable of producing 204bhp. The Indian launch of the SLK is expected spoon after its global debut.

This two-seat roadster by Mercedes is not just about the power it has under its hood -- excellent styling and unmatched comfort are the other areas of its expertise.

The new SLK gets a rear-wheel drive platform and a more sporting chassis. The insides of the car have also been reworked and it now spots an angular dashboard, unique vents, a better and more user friendly switchgear along with new trims.

The features look inspired by the SLS. The new SLK also gets standard aluminium, fixed-tint glass or electro-magnetic variable-tint glass panel.

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Porsche 918 Hybrid floors the Detroit Motor Show

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The Porsche 918 Hybrid!

The Detroit Motor Show is showcasing a number of gorgeous cars. Many concept models and production cars are on display but the show stopper of sorts of this year's edition is the Porsche's production version of its 918 Hybrid project.

The 918 RSR is a 756bhp race car with a V8 motor capable of generating 555bhp at 10,300rpm and in addition to this the front-mounted electric motors add 201bhp. The car is a rear wheel drive and has a six-speed paddle-shift transmission.

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The 918 RSR flaunts the 918 Spyder's mill, showcased at the 2010 Geneva show and its V8 motor is likely to be a development of the Spyder's 3.4-litre unit. The car's production version is expected in early 2012.

The Porsche 918 RSR is a race-bred and has features that complement this attribute. The car has an interesting central console and lots of aluminium dominates the interiors. Use of leather in the interiors is also generous.

The production RSR is likely to have a big rear wing, side-mounted exhausts and air intakes at either side and on top of the rear cowling. The RSR also has a hard-top and its doors open vertically.

Apart from these the RSR also has simple rocker switch set up along with gearshift indicator lights built into the steering wheel. RSR also indicates the current charge levels in the brake energy recuperation system with the help of a display.

The 918 RSR is designed to be lighter and things like the flywheel system (used in the 911 GT3 R Hybrid) and use of carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) do this job effectively.

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