While people generally expect supercars to be the funniest and fastest machines that are best experienced on the open road, there is little chance that they will be able to drive decently on the bad roads. The extremely low ground clearance of supercars makes them unfit to drive on non-uniform patches on the road. However, an Audi R8 owner has 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 see an Audi R8 owner crossing a very bad part of the road which comes within his drive from Bangalore to Coorg. As seen in the video, the path is an off-road section filled with mud and silt due to the post-monsoon effects.
Such a bad part of the road looks like a playground for a four-wheel-drive SUV, and the last vehicle that anyone can think of is a supercar like the Audi R8. To our surprise, however, the Audi R8 owner jumps on off-road patches with infinite patience and efficiency, making the best use of accelerator and steering wheel inputs. The patch also included several holes, which could have damaged the R8’s underbody, but the driver had to drive carefully over them.
The R8 worked as Audi’s Hello car in India for a long time before it was finally pulled out of the Indian car market in 2019. In India, Audi sits at the top of the lineup, most of which are still combining luxury sedans and SUVs. , The Audi R8 was a unique gem of that lineup.
The Audi R8 is often regarded as one of the most practical supercars to live in, as evidenced by the above-mentioned off-road driving experience. Despite being a supercar with earth-shuttering performance, the Audi R8 comes with a decent ground clearance of 160mm and has a small storage compartment in front and back, thus making it a practical supercar.
In its innings in the Indian car market, the Audi R8 came with two powerful engine options, both of which had a mid-engine configuration and came standard with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. While the smaller 4.2-liter V8 engine was good enough to produce 562 bhp, the range-topping versions got a 5.2-liter 612 bhp V10, shared with the Lamborghini Huracan.