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    Re: Audi R8 info update

    haha your in categoriy F

    Re: Audi R8 info update

    I LOVE the styling of the R8, I wish it didnt share an engine with the Gallrdo though and was totally unique in parts, etc. But still it looks like the car in I, robot.

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    Thanks Kreso! I was waiting for your update!

    I've also heard that could be possible also an R8 with V10 Tdi, thanks to the Le Mans Victory (marketing operation).Do you have any info about?

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    Andrea,
    There will not be a diesel engine in R8. Audi will introduce new V12 TDI very soon for A8. But, this engine is too big(and heavy!) for R8. Also very high torque of V12 TDI will also demand automatic gearbox...

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    KresoF1 said:
    Andrea,
    There will not be a diesel engine in R8. Audi will introduce new V12 TDI very soon for A8. But, this engine is too big(and heavy!) for R8. Also very high torque of V12 TDI will also demand automatic gearbox...



    I have an A8 and 997 Cabriolet currently. I have a R8 on order and my wifes is due for a new car. She wants another A8, I would love to get her the TDI, do you know time frame for the TDI coming to USA?

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    Dan,
    I really do not know... Audi has currently very nice 4.2L V8 TDI in A8(in Europe at least!), 326hp/650Nm, 0-100km/h: 5.9s...
    New V12 TDI will be even more powerfull. You need to check with Audi USA if they are planning to introduce diesel versions of A8 to USA market.

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    lol so again it weighs only 3,336lbs? can someone confirm that based on Kresos kg/hp comment

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    dsts6 said:
    lol so again it weighs only 3,336lbs? can someone confirm that based on Kresos kg/hp comment



    It's a roughshod estimate. You will need official specs before you can confirm weight, even if you have such plentiful inside information like Kreso

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    Weight? You are not very patient...
    1595kg DIN Weight
    But, take this data "with glasses", if you know what I mean here.
    BTW, 75kg of driver and package is included in DIN weight.

    Re: Audi R8 info update

    your dam right i'm not...

    Re: Audi R8 info update

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    KresoF1 said:
    Dan,
    I really do not know... Audi has currently very nice 4.2L V8 TDI in A8(in Europe at least!), 326hp/650Nm, 0-100km/h: 5.9s...
    New V12 TDI will be even more powerfull. You need to check with Audi USA if they are planning to introduce diesel versions of A8 to USA market.



    Kreso, V12 TDI? Is it going to be more powerful than the S8?

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    Crash said:
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    KresoF1 said:
    Dan,
    I really do not know... Audi has currently very nice 4.2L V8 TDI in A8(in Europe at least!), 326hp/650Nm, 0-100km/h: 5.9s...
    New V12 TDI will be even more powerfull. You need to check with Audi USA if they are planning to introduce diesel versions of A8 to USA market.



    Kreso, V12 TDI? Is it going to be more powerful than the S8?



    In the near future we will see Diesel-powered-luxury-sedans with 700 hp and 1000 Nm torque. Even a LP640 or a 599 will look bland in comparision (I mean the numbers only).

    I really don't know, if I like this development...

    Re: Audi R8 info update

    Some more pics from the same "photoshoot" as KresoF1 posted a picture of.

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    Same pic as KresoF1, only larger

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    three

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    quattro (and last)

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    It looks terrible IMHO. The glass back slopes down way too far and the greenhouse is too large.

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    It is really ugly. Anyone who decide to buy a sport-car definitaley choose a porsche 997 S. Think it will same price with 997 S. That car will not sell so much and will burn in history without a flashback. Nobody wants to buy a Porsche priced Audi. Because it is Audi. (Family Car)

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    VGA18 said:
    It is really ugly. Anyone who decide to buy a sport-car definitaley choose a porsche 997 S. Think it will same price with 997 S. That car will not sell so much and will burn in history without a flashback. Nobody wants to buy a Porsche priced Audi. Because it is Audi. (Family Car)



    I hear another marketing victim talking!!
    the first Porsches were nothing more than modified Volkswagen beetles in case you forgot!

    and everyone his own taste, but having seen the le mans protoype live i know this car will be a stunner in the flesh. clearly great work from da silva

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    Rossi said:
    Quote:
    Crash said:
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    KresoF1 said:
    Dan,
    I really do not know... Audi has currently very nice 4.2L V8 TDI in A8(in Europe at least!), 326hp/650Nm, 0-100km/h: 5.9s...
    New V12 TDI will be even more powerfull. You need to check with Audi USA if they are planning to introduce diesel versions of A8 to USA market.



    Kreso, V12 TDI? Is it going to be more powerful than the S8?



    In the near future we will see Diesel-powered-luxury-sedans with 700 hp and 1000 Nm torque. Even a LP640 or a 599 will look bland in comparision (I mean the numbers only).

    I really don't know, if I like this development...



    Agreed. Would make for one hell of a highway cruiser, though .

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    Rossi said:

    In the near future we will see Diesel-powered-luxury-sedans with 700 hp and 1000 Nm torque. Even a LP640 or a 599 will look bland in comparision (I mean the numbers only).

    I really don't know, if I like this development...



    I predict in the future simple numbers like HP/Nm or 0-100 times will become more and more meaningless to distinguish real sportscars from other cars.
    Numbers like power/weight ratio, achievable G-forces in corners , slalom-performance and - last but not least - braking performance will separate the fun toys from these boring monster-hp limos

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    I think the R8 will look a little different without the cammo, shouldn't look too different to lemans concept, why would they make it look that different.

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    trip said:
    It looks terrible IMHO. The glass back slopes down way too far and the greenhouse is too large.



    The rear glass looks conventional .It looks low because the rear deck is camo'd by being painted black .
    Interesting how " spy shots " of just about every enthusiast car these days seem to appear being " caught " a few months before official unveiling. Note the similar looking " lightly camo'd " R8 with distributor plates wide open in California parking lot on the other thread. Internet " guerilla " marketing , they are all doing it.

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    MKW said:
    Note the similar looking " lightly camo'd " R8 with distributor plates wide open in California parking lot on the other thread. Internet " guerilla " marketing , they are all doing it.



    Of course they are (trustno1), and then they hire some big goon to run around shouting "nein, nein, no photos"

    Re: Audi R8 info update

    Official info World presentation in Paris Thursday, 28th September in 16.00h CET.
    Other news-maybe just manual gearbox for first year or so.
    In new internal Audi memo their is no sign of sequential gearbox but, new 7speed S-Tronic(aka DSG)! But, not immediately... New pic from Arizona.

    Re: Audi R8 info update

    http://www.fourtitude.com/news/publish/Audi_News/article_2455.shtml
    New article with that info that Kreso just gave

    Re: Audi R8 info update

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    MKW said:
    Quote:
    trip said:
    It looks terrible IMHO. The glass back slopes down way too far and the greenhouse is too large.



    The rear glass looks conventional .It looks low because the rear deck is camo'd by being painted black .



    I agree, it doesn't look as low in this picture:

    Re: Audi R8 info update

    come on R8!

     
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