South Africa

The 2016 Audi R8 debuts during star-studded event.

July 11, 2016

To celebrate the launch of Audi Sport, Audi South Africa hosted an exclusive Driving Experience Event at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on Thursday 7 July 2016.

The star-studded event was hosted by radio veteran Tbo Touch and Audi South Africa where a number of celebrities and influencers such as Somazi, Tshepi Vundla, LeAnne Dlamini, Lunga Shabalala, Naomi Noinyane, Tembi Seethe, Gareth Pon and Seth Sezi had the opportunity to experience the all new Audi R8 around the legendary and newly refurbished Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

The day started off with an enlightening lecture session on the theory of vehicle dynamics and from thereon they perfected the art of driving by practicing high speed driving techniques, emergency situation simulations and demonstrations of the latest vehicle technologies of the new R8.

“Audi South Africa is proud to introduce the Audi Sport brand to South Africa,” said Paul Sansom, Head of Audi South Africa. “We know that South African consumers have a particular appreciation for high performance vehicles, hence we have embarked on this strategy to formalize a dedicated Audi Sport Dealer Network with specially trained staff to cater for this discerning customer.” concluded Sansom.

With a total of four awards, the Audi R8 is the most successful model in the history of the World Car Awards. The predecessor to the R8 had already taken home two World Performance Car awards and a World Car Design of the Year award in the prestigious competition. This literally makes the Audi R8 a winner – on the road as well as on the racetrack.

The Luxuria team, Hardy and Damian Johnson, had an exciting day with the chance to really experience this amazing vehicle. The R8 V10 plus is an exceptional machine that delivered on all levels. The interior of each vehicle with the unique Audi Sports stitching, well balanced yet functional controls is an experience all on its own. Audi has delivered a true winner with this car – at a price that does not kill the bank. The performance provided by the R8 can be likened to any major supercar and in our opinion the awards well deserved.

Please explore this unique vehicle through the Audi website and book a test drive at your nearest dealer.

www.audi.co.za

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