The Audi R8
is one extremely popular supercar, offering some great thrills but also a bit of practicality and, most importantly in these tough times, a price that won’t require an arm and a leg.
Sadly, it seems the Ingolstadt carmaker does have a ‘slight’ problem with some of its R8 models: they catch fire! We’ve seen an Audi R8 devastated by a fire in Germany and even in our native Romania. Now, a new report comes from the Netherlands.
It seems a potential customer took a matte black R8 for a test drive from a local dealership. On one of the Dutch highways, after 20 km, the car caught fire. Luckily the driver managed to stop in the emergency lane and quickly got out.
Before the fire consumed the model, he managed to capture the image above. The supercar had just 4,000 km (2,485 miles) on the dashboard, so it was practically new. The Dutch police is investigating the incident and will decide who is to blame, either the driver, the dealer or perhaps Audi.
Source: Autogespot via GTSpirit via Automarket