View Full Version : R8 tdi for production...

05-12-2008, 03:37 PM
just saw this article. they make it sound like it will go into production. short, but interesting and now i cant wait for the new road and track.


05-12-2008, 04:25 PM
No surprises here.

05-12-2008, 10:23 PM
FYI, there was a very interesting article in the latest automotive e-magazine Winding Road. The journalist spend the day in Miami driving the R8 V12 TDI. It was not only quite informative, but very intelligently written. In summary, Audi will produce th V12 TDI based R8 as a production version by 2009/10. Piech, the Audi-Porsche-VW Czar himself has ordered the car for production. He wants Audi to be the grand dam in diesel sports performance, and the V12 TDI R8 is the center piece of this strategy. The interest from potential customers is extremely high according to this article. Audi's quattro GmbH engineers have some things to work out including the transmission to handle all this torque (V12 TDI Q7 - developed by quattro GmbH), and other structual issues.

05-12-2008, 11:17 PM
Read the WR article over the weekend. Loved it and hope all goes according to that plan!