it Seems that the new R8 with rear wheel drive will not be the only novelty in around the sporty Audi. Already are finalizing the details of their new R8 with a V6 engine, a variant that may be somewhat heretical to some, but that is to be placed as the version of access with the smallest motor. According to internal sources of the brand, its performance is not desmerecerá the maximum torque of the engine V10 of 5.2 liters and 540 HP. How do you do it? Its two turbos and the know-how of Porsche will help you do that.
The block that will be used for this version is the V6 of 2.9 liters using the Porsche Panamera, the Audi RS4 and the RS5, and are expected to also use the Q5 to RS. It is a motor with the cylinders placed at an inclination of 90° developed by Audi and Porsche in an effort to get a new family of engines modular known as KoVoMo.
The performance that will have the Audi R8 with a V6 engine
This new V6 fills the void left by the old aspirated engine V8 of 4.2 liters with 430 HP, which is stopped offering in the current Audi R8 for the high costs involved in adapting it to the emission regulations. This decision also contributed to his concern for burgeoning markets such as China, where road taxes are directly dependent on the displacement of the engine.
it is Still early to know the official figures that will have this new V6 in the Audi R8, but there are precedents that can give us an idea pretty close. In the latest Panamera 4S, this V6 2.9 has a power of 440 HP and 5,650 rpm and a turnover of maximum torque of 550 Nm between 1,750 rpm and 5,500 rpm. A performance that have been achieved with a relatively low pressure of the turbo 0.4 bar, so in principle, there are quite a margin to increase their performance. With a few minor adjustments, the Audi R8 with a V6 engine could get over the 500 HP and 670 Nm of torque, while Audi has not yet confirmed any data. What is known, is that this V6 may have more than one power level.
Architecture of the V6 engine 2.9
The new engine of 2.9 liters not only differs slightly in the cylinder compared to the V6 3.0-liter that mounts the newly launched Audi S4. The differentiation is also in the system of forced induction engine. While the 3.0 uses a single turbo twin-scroll, the 2.9 has two turbochargers are equal and independent. We will inform you of all the innovations that are appearing on the Audi R8 with a V6 engine, but according to the plans of the German mark will not be officially presented until next year.
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