Brand new Audi R8 spontaneously combusts in Thailand image

A brand new Audi R8 has recently met its end in a fire which ate its body on a busy road in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok.

While the German based automaker Audi is currently working on a replacement for the current R8, the fire problem, which also affects a lot of supercars produced on the Old Continent, still hasn’t been fixed, and this has been a lesson learned the hard way by this R8 owner in Thailand after his brand new ride decided to light a barbecue in the engine compartment. The good news is that no one was hurt in the incident, the bad news is that this cannot be said on the supercar.

The Audi R8 has been in production since June 2007 and by the end of last year, the company has assembled no less than 50,700 units in Neckarsulm, Germany. The model in question has been designed by Walter de Silva and it is related to the Lamborghini Gallardo. The R8 is offered in two body styles, coupe and roadster, with a longitudinal mid-engine and a Quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Power is being provided by either the 4.2 liter FSI V8 or by the 5.2 liter FSI V10.

Source: Wrecked Exotics