Published on September 19, 2007
Feeling guilty about buying a sports car? What if there was an opportunity for you to buy a sports car and yet be able to make the world a better place? MTM Thailand jointly with Krungthai Card Public company limited is hosting the MTM Audi R8 Charity auction, which started on the 17th of this month and will continue till the 15th of October.
The MTM Audi R8 will be open to bidders with a starting price of Bt13.95 million as opposed to the Bt16 million for which the Audi R8 will be sold in Thailand. The MTM Audi R8 comes with a set of 20-inch MTM alloy wheels, as opposed to the 19-inch standard version.
"The difference between the final bid and the initial starting price of Bt13.95 million will be given to the Princess Pa Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society and Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali. Besides the price of the car, other expenses are being covered by the company," said Suvitcha Leenutaphong, Executive director of MTM Thailand.
The bidding process will require all participants to deposit of Bt1 million and register themselves by telephone or Internet. Every bid will be an increment of Bt50,000. The bidding can be viewed online at the website www.mtm-thailand.com/action.html, and the hotline number for interested parties is (02) 630 2513.
Motoren Technik Mayer (MTM) Thailand is a subsidiary of the renowned automotive stylist from Germany. MTM specialises in modifying many high-performance vehicles like Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Lamborghini, to name but a few.
The R8 comes with a 4.2-litre V8 engine that produces 420bhp and has a 0-100kph acceleration time of just 4.5 seconds and can reach a maximum top speed of 301kph. Added features include a satellite navigation system, electric seats and other sophisticated decorative items.
In addition to this, KTC will jointly launch a "10 Per Cent on Top" package for KTC cardholders, giving an additional 10-per-cent discount on a deposit for an MTM Audi S3, MTM Audi TT, MTM Audi A3 or MTM Audi RS4 plus zer-per-cent interest on payment installments from 3-10 months.
The Audi R8 will be officially launched in Thailand on the 28th of this month at Siam Paragon.
The Luxury LS 460 is a wonderfully comfaortable car fitted with all mod cons, althoough not necessarily the most fun vehicle to drive.