Why Turbo Audi R8 would be a sin, but also genius?

Yes, we know, Audi R8 and is not complex and can say loud and clear that it is very Lamborghini Hurricane brother . But if you can afford something Audi’s new R8 is the risk and try to go a step beyond the stereotypes and conventions. Providing an engine V10 atmospheric in two flavors is a statement of intent, however the idea of ​​seeing Turbo engine in the Audi R8 continues, suggesting that this possibility could arrive sometime to deliver a true sports based on technological innovation and in line with some of their competitors who have already succumbed to the benefits of supercharging.


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Since the second generation of the Audi R8 began to develop, the possibility of seeing a new supercharged always hovered over the head of the group of engineers who are responsible for their development. It is recalled that with the project of the second generation of the R8 already underway, was when there was one of the most important changes in recent years Audi, the return of Ulrich Hackenberg . With his return projects such as the Audi R8 e-tron, they were resurrected but also opened a little wider field of vision to new technologies.

But the reality is we will never know for sure what projects or possible mechanical configurations worked for the development of the new Audi R8. Nobody expected the V8 engine access to the range disappeared, but in an unexpected turn of events, the Audi R8 claimed for himself a position that placed him face to face with the Lamborghini Huracan. Audi said goodbye to their complexes.


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But what most engines could be installed in the Audi R8? There is some engine 4.0 V8 TFSI is making them really easy life to many of the benefits and services of Volkswagen models group. This V8 engine could be understood as natural replacement of the 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 and up to 450 hp, but nothing is further from reality, because the 4.0 V8 TFSI with the possibility of squeezed to the 600-650 hp, is able to leave in oblivion the 5.2 V10 has brought so much joy to Audi and Lamborghini.


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With all this, and although the second generation of the Audi R8 has access version of the 540 hp V10 atmospheric genuine access option are missing embodied by V8 supercharged that, as is offered in Bentley, can reconcile consumption and benefits in magnificent variant of about 500 hp.

Hackenberg has not been shy when talking about the future of the Audi R8 over his next eight years it is estimated that it will be on sale this second generation, dropping it during the life of the new R8 will be quite possible to see changes in relation to the introduction of supercharged engines.

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