Audi R8 Coupe Burns to the Ground During Mumbai Supercar Meeting

As it appears, Ferraris and Lamborghinis aren’t the only mid-engine supercars to go up in flames. The same happened to an Audi R8 coupe that was trailing a phalanx of other supercars participating in the ‘Parx Supercar Show 2013’, in the city of Mumbai in India.

Predictably, many by-standers and passengers of other cars were filming the ride and were able to capture the moment when the Audi R8 started to smoke and the driver and his co-passenger jumped out to save themselves. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Speaking about the incident to reporters, the driver of the car, 23-year old Bhavesh Thakkar, said:

“I’ve no idea how the car caught fire. It’s the company’s fault. I was with my friend Aditya Kapoor (22). We had gone there for a drive. Luckily, we both got out in the nick of time without injuries. I don’t know what went wrong, but I was not racing. We had given the car for repairs last week. But we have not modified the car since we bought it.”

Audi responded via its Indian spokesperson, who told Indian Express that it will investigate the mishap.

“We have been informed about the unfortunate incident and are deeply concerned about it,” said the Audi representative. “We are relieved to know the driver is unhurt. The car was not an official entry to the Supercar club weekend and initial reports indicate it had been modified. However, we will investigate the matter further to understand the possible reasons for the incident.”

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