Audi have apparently signed off on allowing the immense RS6 V10 Turbo lump to go into the R8.
The RS8 will be the most powerful version of the R8, and will undoubtedly be the ‘HALO’ car for the brand.
If the R8 get’s the top of the range Audi lump, it would be a true challenger to the Ferrari and Lambo’s of this world.
Let’s hope the news is true, also let’s hope we see the V12 Diesel version as well.
The Geneva motor show started today, and Audi seemed to want to show the R8 TDi off. However rather than doing what Ford or GM would do, and ship the car they showed off in Detroit to the show, it built another one. This time in Red and black, and it does look good!
I challenge anyone to say that this car is not production ready, if they can just knock together 2 ‘prototypes’ in under a month, then there must be some drive inside Audi to do the Diesel SuperCar.
This car however might not see the light of day, now that Porche have been given the all clear by the VW board to take a 51% stake in the company, will they want a challenger to the Porche 911, that could be considered ‘Green’, well Green for a SuperCar at least.
Yup, Audi have done it. A V12 Audi R8. Well a diesel V12 Audi R8 anyhow, but that’s good.
Apparently it will be officially unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show next week, but a video of the car (promo video) has been leaked onto the net
The details are a little sketchy, but it’s apparently 500Bhp and 737Ft-Lb, with a 4.3 0-62 time and top speed just shy of 190Mph. And even get’s 10ltrs to a 100Km on the fuel side of things, which isn’t shabby for a supercar.
Carster has some shot's of an undisguised Audi R8 on the road. Boy is this car looking good!
Audi certainly made the right move when they bought Lambo, their own supercars (if the R8's looks are anything to go by) have come on in leaps since.
Let hope it drives as well as it looks!
There has been a few scraggy images of the R8 on the net, but the one that German Car Blog has got hold off is the best one I have so far seen.
The R8 is starting to interest me more and more, it should have the gorgeous V8 4.2ltr lump from the RS4, perhaps in a tweaked state.