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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Euromobil unveils the Audi R8 V10

Credits to: Anthony Lim @ http://star-motoring.com/blog/permalink.asp?id=1064

Euromobil launched the Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro in Malaysia on ( Thursday ) 18th March 2010 and also officially opened its Audi Kuala Lumpur showroom in Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang. The event was officiated by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The R8 V10, as its suffix indicates, is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.2l FSI ten-cylinder block which develops 525bhp at 8,000rpm and 530Nm at 6,500rpm, and performance specs include a 0-100kmh time of 3.9secs and a top speed of 316kmh.

The permanent all-wheel drive vehicle comes with a choice of manual six-speed transmission or optionally with R tronic, which enables the driver to change gears in an instant via rocker switches on the steering wheel, with a Launch Control function available with both tranny types.


The exterior of the R8 V10 naturally differs distinctively from that of the V8 version, notably at the front (with all-LED headlights part of the parcel), at the sideblades - that provide the engine with intake air - and at the tail end.

Standard equipment includes heated seat covers of Fine Nappa leather, a navigation system plus, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, automatic air conditioning as well as 19-inch, 10-spoke Y design wheels wearing 235/35 front and 295/30 series tyres. There's always optional kit, of course, and these include items such as carbon fibre ceramic brake discs.


As for the Audi Kuala Lumpur showroom, it's a one and a half storey building aimed at giving the marque higher visibility and market presence. Designed around the brand's Terminal concept, the showroom features a total of 8,048sq ft in built-up space. The location, while prime, does however translate into it being a 2S outlet - the service equation will be taken up by a new service centre in Jalan Chan Sow Lin, which is slated to open in May.

3 comments:

  1. Hey John,
    Yeah, Audi R8 V10 is mouth watering piece of sleek looking mean machine. I was drooling away while reading this car magazine "EVO" that features this model. Though I know I won't be able to afford it,even if I can, I wouldn't throw away my hard earn money just for a car, but my passion for cars never fade. Audi R8 is the only sports car that exceeds its expectations compared to "Gold standard" sports car of its class, Porshe 911.

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  2. @Wan Chee Hung: Agree with your statement. =)

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  3. Wow Great Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro has already launched..Its a gold standard Audi service for sure...

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