Cricketer Virat Kohli has a classy car collection that includes the likes of the Audi R8 supercar and the brash Toyota Fortuner. For a man who considers the Aston Martin DBS as his dream car, his latest drive about town isn’t any less impressive. German luxury and sportcar maker Audi has just delivered to Kohli his latest and sharpest ride – the Audi R8 LMX.
The R8 LMX forms a part of the last few batches of the first generation R8, the automaker’s only supercar. It also happens to be its fastest and most powerful road going car ever. Only 99 examples of the R8 LMX will be built. The car is priced at 2.97 crore rupees, ex-showroom Delhi. The low slung LMX supercar adds laser headlamps to the equation, further bolstering its stunning looks.
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When it comes to how fast it goes, a 0-100 Kph timing of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320 Kph is what the flagship Audi has to offer. The car is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 petrol engine that’s naturally aspirated. This motor makes 570 Bhp of pak power and 540 Nm of peak torque. A 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox is standard fare while Audi’s signature Quattro all wheel drive system puts all that power and torque on tarmac.
Watch Virat Kohli take Chris Gayle for a spin in his Audi R8 on the streets of Delhi.
The Audi R8 will soon be replaced by its second generation version and the new car is also expected to be launched in India. The R8 is one more forgiving supercars of the world, with a reputation of being a no-nonsense offering if you can call a supercar that. While some may characterize the R8 range as anodyne, the car has proven to be one of the most popular offerings in the supercar class.