Crown

Board: Other Sports Cars Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    R8 News update

    Some R8 news:

    -official presentation before Paris(Neckarsulm!)
    -transparent engine bay
    -same wheel and tire size as Gallardo
    -few wheel design options
    -LED day driving lights below main projector beams
    -you CAN order the car in two-color tone
    -cars for launch and Paris show have been already build
    -more power then RS4(...430hp or something)
    -amazing weight(but, these numbers will be little bit higher when mags test it)
    -V10 version Geneva 2008(same time,same place more power in Gallardo!)

    Official pics soon...

    Re: R8 News update

    What else can you tell us Kreso .

    Re: R8 News update

    Huh! Press Kit still copy protected but,...

    Very nice interior size for sportscar(no problems for 1.90m person...).
    Amazing Ring times achived by Tom Kristensen(very fast indeed!)...

    Re: R8 News update


    Re: R8 News update

    thanks Kreso!

    Re: R8 News update

    I love how this R8 will shakeup the market. Pressure on Porsche means a better product for the consumer

    Re: R8 News update

    Kreso, could you describe the interior? Da Silva once said that the R8 will be the world-first production car that features man-made material for its interior, aside from the usual leather and alumunium. Any description about the dash design will also be very appreciated, thank you in advance..!

    Re: R8 News update

    thanks again Kreso!
    this r8 will be a rocket!

    Re: R8 News update

    Here is information on the Q7, but also a little blurb on the R8 in the last paragraph.

    http://autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060911/FREE/60911009/1065/TOC01ARCHIVE

    Re: R8 News update

    OK... I somehow do not understand why people want V12 TDI in true sportscar like R8??!!
    Ladies and Gents, this 6.0L V12 TDI weights almost 300kg!! Despite huge power and torque revs only uo to 4500rpm... And this torque mean that automatic gearbox is A MUST HERE.

    If Audi put V12 TDI(and I really hope NOT!) in R8 this car will weight almost 1850kg... Weight distribution will not be 45% front/55% rear but, 30% front/70% rear! Definitely not very good thing for mid-engined sportscar.
    I am very suprised that all this "so called" Sportscars fans are raving about diesel engine. Did any of you had a chance to drive good diesel car like BMW 535d or Audi A8 4.2TDI? If not, hurry up and do so.
    Despite Audi's recent Diesel involvement in Car racing with diesel car, there are NO current plans for V12 TDI in R8 sportscar.
    In fact Q7 is the ONLY Audi car in current production line that has big enough engine bay for this monster V12 TDI...
    With lot of modification apparently as well!

    Re: R8 News update

    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    OK... I somehow do not understand why people want V12 TDI in true sportscar like R8??!!
    Ladies and Gents, this 6.0L V12 TDI weights almost 300kg!! Despite huge power and torque revs only uo to 4500rpm... And this torque mean that automatic gearbox is A MUST HERE.

    If Audi put V12 TDI(and I really hope NOT!) in R8 this car will weight almost 1850kg... Weight distribution will not be 45% front/55% rear but, 30% front/70% rear! Definitely not very good thing for mid-engined sportscar.
    I am very suprised that all this "so called" Sportscars fans are raving about diesel engine. Did any of you had a chance to drive good diesel car like BMW 535d or Audi A8 4.2TDI? If not, hurry up and do so.
    Despite Audi's recent Diesel involvement in Car racing with diesel car, there are NO current plans for V12 TDI in R8 sportscar.
    In fact Q7 is the ONLY Audi car in current production line that has big enough engine bay for this monster V12 TDI...
    With lot of modification apparently as well!



    So they will not be able to fit it inside the A8 engine bay? That would make for one sweet Autobahn cruiser...

    Re: R8 News update

    I agree, I do not understand the fascination with diesel engine in sports cars either. I understand that the new TDI is the state of the art but you can't put diesel engine in every freaking car.

    I think AUDI's selection of Q7 for this engine is very smart but R8 nah .

    Re: R8 News update

    Sweet autobahn cruiser(possible A8 V12 TDI)... 2300kg of sweet diesel power!
    Even in Q7 this engine will have fuel consumption of around 16-17L/100km!
    This is NOT a race car like R10 TDI with special gearbox and some other things that are unique for car racing...

    Re: R8 News update

    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    Sweet autobahn cruiser(possible A8 V12 TDI)... 2300kg of sweet diesel power!
    Even in Q7 this engine will have fuel consumption of around 16-17L/100km!
    This is NOT a race car like R10 TDI with special gearbox and some other things that are unique for car racing...



    Yes, the car would be heavy, but so is the W12. I agree that this engine has no business being inside a sports car (with a Lambo-derived V10, why would we want it to be? ), but for a long-distance limousine, the diesel would be desirable.

    Re: R8 News update

    Thanks KresoF1. I am from the Audiworld frums but the R8 news seems to be flowing much faster and 'clearer' here. I quoted the information you provided here over to the Audiworld forums for those guys to see.

    BTW, any word on US regulations. Do you think there would be differences in the car, a la the RS4?

    Re: R8 News update

    Damien,
    As far as I know and based on Ron's info as well R8 will be THE SAME WORLD WIDE! That is a great news if you ask me.

    Re: R8 News update

    Kreso - Can you give us a hint at the TK Ring time, please?

    Re: R8 News update

    7.52... Normal Pirelli P Zero Rosso...
    Corsa's are optional...

    Re: R8 News update

    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    7.52... Normal Pirelli P Zero Rosso...
    Corsa's are optional...




    Re: R8 News update

    New Magnetic Ride Suspension + quattro AWD + light weight = pretty good time...

    BTW, that car was with normal brakes, NOT optional ceramics...

    Re: R8 News update

    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    7.52... Normal Pirelli P Zero Rosso...
    Corsa's are optional...


    Thanks! That is definitely around 997GT3 time - very impressive! I assume that is for the V8 version, right? V10 will be mighty quick

    Re: R8 News update

    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    7.52... Normal Pirelli P Zero Rosso...
    Corsa's are optional...



    Holymoly, that's a very good time for that kind of setup and power. with corsas and ceramics one ould probably shave off another five secs...

    any closer price indication already for that basic setup?

    Re: R8 News update

    7.52 withour ceramic brakes and pzero corsa????? I hope the >500hp R8 version....

    Re: R8 News update

    100.000Euro... But, very good base equipment.

    Re: R8 News update

    Great news? Thats FANTASTIC news.

    Re: R8 News update

    100.000 euro for r8 430hp or 530hp??
    ring times 7.52 for the 430hp or 530hp?
    Kreso, we have to know!!!

    Re: R8 News update

    WOW Thats fast. Gallardo / Murcielago / GT3 / SLR McLaren territory!

    Re: R8 News update

    4.2L V8 version... Both price and Ring time(unofficial time!).

    Re: R8 News update

    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    OK... I somehow do not understand why people want V12 TDI in true sportscar like R8??!!
    Ladies and Gents, this 6.0L V12 TDI weights almost 300kg!! Despite huge power and torque revs only uo to 4500rpm... And this torque mean that automatic gearbox is A MUST HERE.

    If Audi put V12 TDI(and I really hope NOT!) in R8 this car will weight almost 1850kg... Weight distribution will not be 45% front/55% rear but, 30% front/70% rear! Definitely not very good thing for mid-engined sportscar.
    I am very suprised that all this "so called" Sportscars fans are raving about diesel engine. Did any of you had a chance to drive good diesel car like BMW 535d or Audi A8 4.2TDI? If not, hurry up and do so.
    Despite Audi's recent Diesel involvement in Car racing with diesel car, there are NO current plans for V12 TDI in R8 sportscar.
    In fact Q7 is the ONLY Audi car in current production line that has big enough engine bay for this monster V12 TDI...
    With lot of modification apparently as well!



    Did not mean to get you upset, just saw this article. We all know that car companys put out dis-information to lead journalists astray. I suspect you are right KresoF1 about the R8, but you can see where people get miss lead. Sometimes the CEO won't answer a question because it is so off track, but the journalist will run with it saying that the CEO is hinting and is tight lipped. Well, I think that the CEO was squinting and struggling not to say a smart remark back to the journalist. Two total different meanings.

    Re: R8 News update

    No hard feelings dude .

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 1/3/19 8:54 AM
    Porker
    417428 5218
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 12/30/18 7:55 PM
    RCA
    327717 2018
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/8/18 8:33 AM
    Joost
     
     
     
     
     
    214972 1083
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 1/21/19 8:49 AM
    bridggar
    213437 2773
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 1/22/19 2:59 AM
    Grant
    140105 2538
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 1/22/19 7:08 PM
    Carlos from SpainM
    43591 608
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 1/16/19 10:53 PM
    Leawood911
    39441 383
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    15097 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 11/29/18 3:43 PM
    RCA
    14366 35
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 992 Carrera Cabriolet 1/17/19 3:54 PM
    Lars997M
    4407 43
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 718 T (Boxster & Cayman) 12/29/18 7:17 PM
    spudgun
    3644 27
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 1/4/19 7:02 PM
    Topspeed
    485903 4255
    Porsche 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) Thread Closed 11/29/18 11:38 AM
    RCA
    309309 3195
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 12/31/18 2:19 AM
    DJM48
    284776 2598
    Porsche Cayman GT4 1/22/19 4:36 PM
    Grant
    272665 2663
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 1/17/19 8:13 PM
    GoHardGT3RS
    194515 1789
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    193188 1074
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 1/14/19 8:04 PM
    TB993tt
    188515 3331
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/17/18 12:42 PM
    RCA
    155795 2491
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    144107 757
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    112606 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    107438 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 1/21/19 12:26 AM
    4trac
    94881 1318
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 12/7/18 10:15 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    68198 673
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    58018 423
    Others Tesla Roadster 1/21/19 10:15 AM
    RCA
    51662 1571
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    47930 477
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    43277 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/30/18 4:10 PM
    RCA
    42775 605
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/19/18 8:31 AM
    RCA
    40316 472
    274 items found, displaying 1 to 30.