Hougie gets an R8

He is one of South Africa’s fastest and most agile men on the rugby field, and now Francois Hougaard will enjoy the same attributes on the roads in a sleek new Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro.

On Monday, 11 June 2012, Audi Centre Northcliff announced its delivery of a brand new Audi R8 V10 Spyder to the Bulls scrumhalf, who earned his 16th Springbok Test cap against England on Saturday. The car sponsored by Prime HP and Audi Centre Northcliff, is the largest car sponsorship of a South African sportsman. “At Prime Human Performance we assist in bringing out the best in individuals and leave no stone unturned in seeking excellence on the field of play. With our state of the art facility in Durban and access to some of the top sports scientists and clinicians across the world, we firmly believe Francois epitomises the hard work and dedication it takes to reach the top. It is with this in mind that we at Prime HP have associated ourselves with the dynamic rugby player”, commented Chris Wishlade CEO of Prime HP Europe.

The high-performance Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro retails at over R2.2-million. Justin Divaris CEO of Daytona Group, owner of Audi Centre Northcliff, commented: “Francois personally selected the Audi R8 Spyder as his ultimate sports car of choice. And we are honoured to be able to have assisted his sponsor Prime HP in making this a reality.”

Athletic in design and dynamic in engineering, this striking supercar is a perfect match for one of the most exciting players in world rugby.

Versatile and lightning-quick, Hougaard is equally at home as scrumhalf or on the wing. His blistering pace ranks him among rugby union’s most destructive runners, and fans relish witnessing his unbridled joy as he crosses the chalk to score a try.

“I’m really looking forward to driving this stunning set of wheels. It has been my dream car for quite some time. A big thank you to my sponsors for making it happen” said the 24-year-old.

*Extracts taken from release by Total Exposure on behalf of Audi Centre Northcliff

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