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    More R8 Rumours

    Some of the magazines are of course claiming the V10 to be in the pipeline or gonna happen.
    BUT....also apparently audi is considering a light weight version of the car. Have you heard anything of this.

    Re: More R8 Rumours

    V10 5.2L version intro late 2007, delivery spring 2008.
    No diesel or light weight version!
    There were a lot of garbage info on some Audi forums(and you know what forums I am talking about) and now those "deep throats" are claiming that Audi changes specs of R8 in the last moment!!
    Come on! Most of them were dreaming or simply were(are?!) on some kind of ilegall substance.
    Lets say it 1400kg?? No way... 440hp or more on V8?? No way... I saw the final pics and options in late August but, I did not saw final specs! My friend(Ron knows who I am talking about!) told me that "R8 will be faster then 997 Carrera S, almost 997 Gt3 fast! Excellent track times based on internal info(in Tom Kristensen hands)."
    So, now we can see that some Audi fans are saying "F...K R8!" , or "It is not faster then 997 Turbo!"...
    My, my... That was not R8 intention to be competitor for F430, Gallardo or 997 Turbo. Its natural competitors are Aston Martin V8 Vantage and 997 Carrera(S/4S) and Targa versions.
    It is an excellent car IMHO!
    For those who do not like it or did expect something else there are other cars on the market... Thank God, these days choice is very wide indeed!

    The info I got was from things like Road and track

    I believe it was Road and track that claimed there may be a light weight version being considered

    Re: The info I got was from things like Road and track

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    dsts6 said:
    I believe it was Road and track that claimed there may be a light weight version being considered


    I have found that there are some well connected people to car companies on Rennteam that are very credible. When it comes to inside news on Porsche RC has it, Audi and KresoF1 is our man. If you look back to his postings he has had all the correct info, so I would believe him way bdfore Road and Track as I have seen them post many things that turned out to be way off base.

    Re: The info I got was from things like Road and track

    Well, people hoped the V8 R8 would be a 997S killer at a lower price point. Because of weight and official performance, it is fast, but my guess is whenever the engines are updated on the 997, performance will be close enough for people not to notice. Also price seems to be a little higher than expected.

    It might just come down to 2 seats vs 4 seats.

    Considering the official specs on the V8, the V10 might just be between the 997TT and TTS. We shall see.

    Re: The info I got was from things like Road and track

    What's the basic price of 997S in Germany?
    I think R8 costs 104.000 euros, so i guess it's more expensive than expected...

    Re: The info I got was from things like Road and track

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    zoltan said:
    What's the basic price of 997S in Germany?
    I think R8 costs 104.000 euros, so i guess it's more expensive than expected...



    Correct. 997S is around 89k if I remember correctly, but to be fair you have to compare the R8 with the 997 Carrera 4S with the X51-power pack and 381 hp and you also have to include the new vat of 19%.

    Re: The info I got was from things like Road and track

    In Australia, it looks like the R8 is going to be about $260k according to internal Audi documents. That is more than a C4S Cab and GT3 and almost 20% more than the Carrera S...

    Re: The info I got was from things like Road and track

    Just talked with my brother who is returning back to Croatia from his trip in Paris and Neckarslum. In Neckarslum presentation he find out that Audi have more then 1400 fixed orders for R8!! Very soon waiting period will be more then 1 year(hello Ferrari!)!

    Re: The info I got was from things like Road and track

    a waitimg list for an audi? thats new..

    Re: The info I got was from things like Road and track

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    dhayek said:
    a waitimg list for an audi? thats new..



    I feel this Audi is really "New", in many senses

     
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