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Admin
01-04-2008, 10:03 AM
From AutoWeek.com (http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080104/FREE/4970299/1528/newsletter01)
JONATHAN WONG

Audi is bringing an R8 that packs a turbocharged diesel V12 to the Detroit auto show this month, according to an article in the latest issue of Germany's Auto Motor Und Sport magazine.

The report of the R8 V12 TDI concept runs counter to widespread speculation that the R8 would receive a V10 much like the one found in its Lamborghini Gallardo cousin--but that remains a possibility.

Audi's decision to slide a diesel V12 into the R8 shouldn't be too much of a surprise because of the automaker's latest performance diesel exploits the technology from its R10 prototype racer that won last year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Expect the diesel V12 to produce somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.

Keep an eye on www.AutoWeek.com for more details on the R8 V12 TDI and other Detroit auto show goodies.

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080104/FREE/4970299/1528/newsletter01

4ringAR
01-04-2008, 12:03 PM
Audi has been kicking some ass lately. Will this be the first diesel supercar? People in america have looked down on diesel saying how smelly they are and slow, maybe audi can turn this impression around.

quattshot
01-14-2008, 08:36 AM
Awesome. Ground breaking news.

A4Rob
01-15-2008, 06:30 PM
My #1 choice for a supercar over lambo, ferrari or porsche

YZracer
01-15-2008, 09:32 PM
This would also be the first supercar to probably not be a gas guzzler and get over 20mpg's mixed easy!

PRY4SNO
01-15-2008, 10:24 PM
Wow...

With what other supercar can you drive daily, tow your track cars to the racetrack, flog on the track and then tow your other track car back home on one tank of fuel?

None.

B6driver
01-15-2008, 10:34 PM
does the car come with a fire suit?

http://images.leftlanenews.com/content/3-audi-r8-v10-engine-fire.jpg


^^ and this was just the V10

Anthony
01-15-2008, 11:20 PM
Not sure why this thread's getting bumped, when all of the latest news is here...

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=183081

toaster
01-16-2008, 02:21 AM
My #1 choice for a supercar over lambo, ferrari or porsche

i have to say, i might not have agreed about the normal r8, but this new one is f'ing incredible.

GTIBONO
01-16-2008, 09:32 AM
it looks sick and the engine has power but is it gonna make the car 2 heavy?

KraftwerkB6
02-01-2008, 03:31 PM
I actaully have it on pretty good authority that THAT pic is the V8 TT they are testing, they just cant keep it cool enough not to catch fire.





does the car come with a fire suit?

http://images.leftlanenews.com/content/3-audi-r8-v10-engine-fire.jpg


^^ and this was just the V10

S|Quattro|4
02-02-2008, 04:54 PM
I actaully have it on pretty good authority that THAT pic is the V8 TT they are testing, they just cant keep it cool enough not to catch fire.

Wrong! That was the V10FSI TT... same engine that is in the new RS6