Close Encounter with the Audi R8

Why do you think hundreds of people queue up outside wax museums across the world waiting to photograph themselves posing next to statues of the eminent and the influential? Because that’s the closest they can get to the eminent and the influential – whether it’s Barack Obama, Sachin Tendulkar or David Beckham.

Audi has come up with a programme that revolves around a similar idea. The difference is, there are no celebs or long queues, only a fleet of left-hand-drive R8s, an instructor and a full-fledged racetrack.

We’re talking about Audi’s sportscar experience, the first of its kind in India. The idea is to let you have a taster experience of driving a 520bhp, Rs 2 crore sportscar flat out on a circuit.