While people generally expect supercars as fun and fast machines that are best experienced on open roads, there are very few chances that they expect them to be decently capable of driving over bad roads. The extremely low ground clearance of supercars makes them unviable to drive on non-uniform patches of roads. However, an Audi R8 owner decided to do the unthinkable and take his supercar to an off-road patch.
There is a video from the YouTube channel ‘Catch A Mile’, in which we can see an Audi R8 owner crossing a very bad section of road which comes in between his drive from Bengaluru to Coorg. As visible in the video, the pathway is an off-road section filled with sludge and mud due to the after-effects of pre-monsoons.
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Such a bad section of road looks like a playground for a four-wheel-drive SUV, and the last vehicle which can come to anyone’s mind is a supercar like the Audi R8. However, to our surprise, the Audi R8 owner glided over the off-road patch with immense patience and skills like optimal use of accelerator and steering wheel inputs. The patch also included several potholes, which could have damaged the underbody of the R8, but the driver carefully drove over them.
The R8 served as the halo car from Audi for a long time in India before it was finally pulled out from the Indian car market in 2019. Sitting at the top of Audi’s lineup in India, which mostly has consisted of luxury sedans and SUVs till now, the Audi R8 was a unique jewel in that lineup.
The Audi R8 is often considered one of the most practical supercars to live with, which is something that has been proven by the off-road driving experience mentioned above. Despite being a supercar with earth-shattering performance, the Audi R8 comes with a decent ground clearance of 160mm and has a small storage compartment at the front and behind the seats, thus making it a practical supercar to own.
In its innings in the Indian car market, the Audi R8 came with two powerful engine options, both of which had a mid-engine layout and came standard with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system as standard. While the smaller 4.2-litre V8 engine was good enough to produce 562 bhp, the range-topping versions got a 5.2-litre 612 bhp V10, shared with Lamborghini Huracan.
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