Audi has confirmed Heinz Hollerweger hand number one quattro division which will not see an eight-cylinder engine in the Audi R8 second generation block. The German brand completely rule out a return to a similar engine in the exotic par excellence of the German firm block. The main reason? Beyond the V10 is more powerful and faster from the Audi make it clear: it was so low demand and orders R8 V8 they see no meaning to have a second generation. But ... is there anything else?
It is interesting to note that when Audi R8 debuted in its original form did with the engine block 4.2-liter FSI V8 that left at any time to be optimized and prepared derivative engine carrying the RS4 of the time. An outdated engine for many -then not so much that in a few years finally be completely superseded by the 5.2-liter V10 that could also be found in Lamborghini. Viewing the difference who would choose a naturally aspirated V8 and the old school and old technology face a ten-cylinder with seal Lamborghini? Still Audi is clear: there is more chance of seeing a V6 rather than a V8.
This is where between a six-cylinder turbocharged and not only equates the figures recorded for the previous R8 V8 but the excess and get a power close to 500 horses with a much lower consumption. Thinking of the 3.0-liter TFSI V6 turbocharged Audi one of over 400 horsepower and the introduction of a hybrid system that starts with at least one electric motor to jointly reach a much higher figure might fit into the plans of Audi . For with the R8 V10 and plenty exceeding initial demand that Ingolstadt had in mind for this model there is room space and time to develop a model of more equitable access to technological range and of course to help reduce emissions and fuel consumption of the entire range. Does not sound bad does not it?
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