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    Audi R8 V10 info...

    Just got back today from Geneva. Show was actually pretty good. Gallardo LP560-4 is awsome machine indeed.
    Honestly, not that impressed with Brilliant Red R8 V12 TDi Le Mans. It look little bit too overdone if you understand me.

    Any way I had a chance to speak with some Lambo and Audi guys and I learned few things(facts?) about forthcoming R8 V10... Intro will be(as we already know) in Paris but, sales will start at the end of 2008. I also got very direct answer from one Lambo guy that new R8 V10 will NOT use the same engine as LP560-4. I ask: "You mean lower power unit will be in R8 V10?" He said: "NO. It will use 5.0L V10 derivated from new RS6, NA high reving unit with same intake system as current 4.2L V8 in R8." I said:"Wow...."

    Then I talk with one Audi guy and while we were at local bar he said:"This info could be true. But, I can not say anthying more..."

    Later, I learned that R8 V10 indeed could feature 5.0L(4991ccm) V10 with 500-510hp/7800rpm and 520Nm/4500rpm! Why? Because there is NO point for Audi to offer R8 V10 with SAME engine as in Gallardo LP560-4. New R8 V10 needs to be pointed at lower position then new LP560-4 according to my Audi source.

    What's that mean performance wise?

    0-100km/h: 4.2s
    0-200km/h:13.6s
    Max: 310km/h
    Weight: 1600kg(just 40kg more then current manual R8)

    Price wise new R8 V10 will be about Euro 25K more in Germany then current R8.

    Also about gearbox option-only manual and R-Tronic for R8 V10 as well. NO 7speed so called(potentionally) RS-Tronic DSG style gearbox in any R8 version!
    If Getrag build beefed up version of 7speed DSG we could experienced it at earliest in R8 V12 TDI in late 2010... BTW, faith of R8 V12 TDI is still in stars...

    New Gallardo LP560-4 and R8 share many parts. For example brakes(standard and optional ceramics) are identical. As are many other parts. Gallardo LP560-4 is better car thanks to development of R8. No doubt about it.

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

    My Lambo dealer tells me that the LP560-4 uses DSG. Is it true?

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

    Nice insight, but am not sure about this. Evo have been hot on the heals of new R8 info and they confirmed in both issue 111 & 112 that the new v10 will not be based on the either of the blocks in the RS6 or Lambo but would be a developed version of the RS4's V8. It is expected to produce approx 520hp and rev beyond 8,250rpm.

    Pop

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

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    WAY said:
    My Lambo dealer tells me that the LP560-4 uses DSG. Is it true?



    NO. LP560-4 use further developed version of e.gear or manual.

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

    I was at Geneva on Tuesday and agree than the R8 V12 Tdi did not look good. I am convinced that Audi have designed the TDi to make the Gallardo look good.

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

    Got a call from my guy at Audi Israel, he said an order list for the R8 will be opened next month.

    Hope they will bring that version also

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

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    KresoF1 said:
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    WAY said:
    My Lambo dealer tells me that the LP560-4 uses DSG. Is it true?



    NO. LP560-4 use further developed version of e.gear or manual.



    Thanks. As usual, they don't know what they are talking about...

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

    Kreso, i was there tuesday! what day where u there?i wish we have a chance to meet. i agree for the r8tdi it has a schnitzer look, totally overdone. i LOVED the LP560, AND the nissan GTR, it looks great in person, i was slightly disaponinted with the looks of the mitsu evo 10, the front end looks better in pictures than live.

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    WAY said:
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    KresoF1 said:
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    WAY said:
    My Lambo dealer tells me that the LP560-4 uses DSG. Is it true?



    NO. LP560-4 use further developed version of e.gear or manual.



    Thanks. As usual, they don't know what they are talking about...


    you dealer is certainly on crack way... how could they say something that stupid!

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

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    dhayek said:
    Quote:
    WAY said:
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    KresoF1 said:
    Quote:
    WAY said:
    My Lambo dealer tells me that the LP560-4 uses DSG. Is it true?



    NO. LP560-4 use further developed version of e.gear or manual.



    Thanks. As usual, they don't know what they are talking about...


    you dealer is certainly on crack way... how could they say something that stupid!



    anything to have you diving to place your deposit

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

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    dhayek said:
    Kreso, i was there tuesday! what day where u there?i wish we have a chance to meet. i agree for the r8tdi it has a schnitzer look, totally overdone. i LOVED the LP560, AND the nissan GTR, it looks great in person, i was slightly disaponinted with the looks of the mitsu evo 10, the front end looks better in pictures than live.



    Dimitri,
    I was in Geneva on Wednesday. I attended the show for only three hours. I agree fully with you LP560-4 was true star of the show. More comment about LP560-4 on Lambo thread here about it. We will meet for sure very soon...

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    Mike S said:
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    dhayek said:
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    WAY said:
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    KresoF1 said:
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    WAY said:
    My Lambo dealer tells me that the LP560-4 uses DSG. Is it true?



    NO. LP560-4 use further developed version of e.gear or manual.



    Thanks. As usual, they don't know what they are talking about...


    you dealer is certainly on crack way... how could they say something that stupid!



    anything to have you diving to place your deposit



    Not only that guys, he said it is a development of the Veyron unit! That's when I realised something isn't right. No way in hell a Gallardo could have the Veyron unit given the cost!

    Re: Audi R8 V10 info...

    BTW, to add some fire about new R8 V10 today I saw latest version of Audi ELSA programm(Audi fans and insider will know what programm I am talking about)... Inside is already R8 V10, 5.2L 386kw(525hp)!! I hope this is true...

     
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