Parx Supercar Show 2012 (Mumbai) Details & Coverage


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Re: Coverage: Parx Supercar Show 2012 at Mumbai on 22nd Jan.

Parx Supercar Show will be back in Mumbai on 2013. This time it’s going to be a three day event. The dates have been confirmed: 25 / 26 / 27 Jan 2013.

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Re: Coverage: Parx Supercar Show 2012 at Mumbai on 22nd Jan.

Parx Supercar Show will be back in Mumbai on 2013. This time it’s going to be a three day event. The dates have been confirmed: 25 / 26 / 27 Jan 2013.
It looks this is going to be a two day event again. Their official facebook page confirms the same:

> Display Date: Saturday, 26th January 2013

> Display Time: Starting 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

> Display Venue: Polo Grounds, RWITC (Mahalakshmi Race Course), Mumbai, India

> Rally Departure Date: Sunday, 27th January 2013

> Parade Time: Starting 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

> Route: Mahalakshmi Race Course - Nariman Point – Marine Drive – Walkeshwar – Malabar Hill – Kamla Nehru Park – Kemps Corner – Breach Candy – Haji Ali – Worli Sea Face – Regroup at start of Sea Link – Sea Link – Regroup after Sea Link – Kalina – U turn under flyover at Sahara Star – Kalina – Regroup before toll on Sea Link – Sea Link – Worli Sea Face – NSCI – Race Course.

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Rs.1.8 crore Audi R8 race car catches fire

A Rs1.8 crore Audi R8 race car caught fire and was virtually reduced to ashes near the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

The recently introduced model of Audi, which also features in the latest Bollywood movie Race 2, costs around Rs1.80 crore and is among the premium products of the German car manufacturer available in India.

According to police and fire brigade, the cause of the fire was not clear and it was extinguished shortly after it started.

Though there were no casualties in the incident, the northern land side of the sea link was jammed for nearly two hours before traffic was permitted to cross the bridge.

Audi India head Michael Perschke told media-persons that preliminary investigations revealed that some modifications may have been carried out in the vehicle, but an investigation would reveal more details.

The incident happened during the prestigious two-day Fifth Mumbai Parx Supercar Show 2013 in which over a hundred of the most expensive cars used by top Mumbaikars took part.

Among the participating cars were the country's only Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, costing nearly Rs5 crore, and Ferrari 458GT.

Also present was liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya's customised golden Lamborghini Aventador, and several other Lamborghini Aventadors, Ferraris, BMWs, Audis, and Mercedes-Benz.

It was not immediately clear whether the destroyed Audi R8 was also taking part in the car show at the time of the incident.

The Parx Supercar Show is organised by the exclusive Super Car Club jointly founded by industrialist Gautam Singhania and Autocar India editor Hormazd Sorabjee.

Mumbai: Rs.1.8 crore Audi R8 race car catches fire - Mumbai - DNA
 
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Sad to see such a beautiful machine turned into ashes.

I read it somewhere that the fire was because of the modifications made to the car which included NOS. Don't know how true it this though.
That's what AUDI is claiming as an assumption. But this could be just to save their reputation. In Depth analysis of the root cause is still pending and I know what it is going to be. Same as they claimed earlier.
 
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He brought it to the show for show purpose. I dont think it was driven in the convoy around the city. GS himself was in the twin turbo UG Gallardo which he has and it makes 1500 BHP. His wife took the honors for driving the 458 Italia around.
 
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