Audi R8 Supercar Worth Crores Getting Painted At Roadside Garage

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When we think of supercars like Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, and others, we know that these high-end cars never get a wrench turned on them outside the dealership service bay. However, recently a picture of an Audi R8 supercar from Delhi was shared online. It’s safe to say that it shocked a lot of people, including us. The reason behind the shock was that it was being painted at a roadside garage in Delhi. This particular picture broke the internet.

Audi R8 Supercar Worth Crores Getting Painted At Roadside Garage

Audi R8 being painted in the open

The exact location where this Audi R8 was spotted being prepared for painting in the open was not revealed. However, from the picture, we can note that the front end, the side profile, and the rear end were all covered with newspaper and painter’s tape. It also appeared that the car was already scuffed and was being worked on to prepare it for the final layer of paint.

Who owns this Audi R8?

Now, who exactly owns this Audi R8 is unknown. However, what we do know is that the owner wanted to save some money as he did not opt for a high-end shop to paint his supercar. Some sources claimed that this particular Audi R8 belonged to a used car dealer.

The reason behind this is that they generally take shortcuts when repairing these cars. They mostly do this to avoid paying high prices for quality work. Such dealers usually find buyers who are unsuspecting of such low-quality repairs on these high-end vehicles.

Audi R8s are becoming common in used car markets

Audi R8 Supercar Worth Crores Getting Painted At Roadside Garage
Used Audi R8

As the Audi R8 was a massively popular supercar of its time, a ton of people bought them and used them roughly. So now, after a few years, the number of these Audi R8s is increasing in the used car markets. The only unfortunate thing is that many of these supercars are not receiving the level of care and maintenance they deserve.

Makeshift Repairs

Many netizens online stated that the sight of such a luxury car being worked on in a non-professional environment is concerning. The picture that became viral showed the shop utilizing newspapers as masking paper. And for those who may not be aware, it is far from the standard practices required for supercar maintenance.

The primary reason behind the concern of netizens and automotive enthusiasts is that this method severely compromises the paint quality. Also, there are a number of risks involved with roadside painting.

Audi R8 Supercar Worth Crores Getting Painted At Roadside Garage

Generally, painting a car in the open air is detrimental to the vehicle’s finish. Foreign objects such as dust and hair can easily get embedded in the paint. This can then result in an uneven surface that is noticeable both visually and to the touch.

It is essential for supercars like this Audi R8 to be repainted professionally in a proper paint booth. These paint booths ensure a dust-free environment and controlled humidity, which is crucial for a high-quality finish.

Importance of Professional Paint Shops

Audi R8 Supercar Worth Crores Getting Painted At Roadside Garage

Car manufacturers, even those which produce budget vehicles, invest heavily in advanced paint shops. This is done to achieve a durable and visually appealing finish. These facilities are entirely dust and weatherproof.

They also offer controlled humidity levels, which ensure that the final coat of paint can withstand even the harshest conditions. This professional approach is what allows paint jobs done by manufacturers to last for years.

Audi R8

Audi R8 Supercar Worth Crores Getting Painted At Roadside Garage

The Audi R8 sold in India came in various variants, with prices starting under Rs. 2 crores for the V8 petrol engine version. Audi later introduced the V10 Plus variant priced at Rs. 3.14 crores ex-showroom Delhi.

This variant featured a 5.2-liter V10 petrol engine, producing 602 bhp of peak power at 8,250 rpm and 560 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. This was the same engine that came in the Lamborghini Gallardo. It came paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system.

Globally, Audi has discontinued the R8. The Audi R8 was imported into India as a completely built unit (CBU) from Germany. Audi has announced that it will not bring back the internal combustion engine variant of the R8. Instead, it is shifting its focus towards an electric future for the supercar.