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Denies company claim that car was modified.
A day after a mystery fire reduced his Audi R8 costing around Rs 1.8 crore to a skeleton at the Worli end of Bandra-Worli Sea Link, construction businessman Bhavesh Thakkar sent an email to the company in Germany demanding explanation. He denied modifying the car, as claimed by Audi India spokesperson, and expressed concern for owners of other Audis.
"This is not the first incident of an Audi R8 catching fire. Similar incidents have occurred in Dubai and Toronto. If there are any owners of Audi R8s in the city, they should get their vehicles checked," Thakkar said.
He was going to his Worli residence with a friend when the vehicle caught fire. They were saved by participants of a car rally passing through the sea link.
"I am in shock at the narrow escape I had Sunday. I bought the car over a year ago when I started my business," Thakkar said.
A spokesperson said Audi maintained its earlier stand and had no new comment to offer. The spokesperson said the company had not received complaints from other owners of the model.
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