March 17, 2008 @ 05:09 AM
Kevin Ma

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Autoweek and Fourtitude were able to enjoy some seat time in the Audi R8 V12 TDI LeMans concept before its official unveiling in Geneva last week. Their drive was short (about an hour with a 50 mph speed limit imposed by Audi's boffins), but their time at the airport adjacent to Sebring International Raceway has made an impression.

The crimson beast we saw in Geneva was the same concept that was displayed in Detroit, simply sporting a new paint job, but spending quality time with the R8 V12 TDI revealed a few interesting tidbits about the concept. First, the firewall behind the driver and passenger had to be extended by some six-inches to accommodate the oilburner and although claimed torque output is somewhere in the 737 lb.-ft. range, the few journos asked to take part only got to experience 442 lb.-ft. of twist – a good thing considering that the transmission mated to the engine is an A4 case with modified internals.

While the performance was impressive, the short gearing and shorter redline (not disclosed) seemed to make all that grunt superfluous in first and second, but Audi is expecting the R8 V12 TDI to return around 24 mpg and meet the 2014 Euro 6 emissions standards if, and when, it goes on sale.

While the Autoweek piece only provided the "50/50" quote in the title, the Fourtitude article is far more entertaining and informative -- well worth a read.

Source: Autoblog


March 17, 2008 @ 02:38 PM


There aren't that many supercars you can run on chip fat..... This'll be fun.
November 10, 2010 @ 03:30 PM

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saw this at the philly auto show, sickk
December 8, 2010 @ 12:47 PM

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I love diesels!!!
December 29, 2010 @ 08:00 PM

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r8 = sickest whip ever
December 30, 2010 @ 12:20 AM
Soul Kitchen

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soooo dope <333 cool&)

but that grill.. eh its too flashy for me i don't like it.

i like some of the LeMans series version R8's alot better

January 5, 2011 @ 08:23 PM

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Does this joint come with the Bang & Olufson system? The prism speakers are CRAZY. They're in the Aston Martins and shit.
January 5, 2011 @ 10:41 PM

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Is it gay to love a car so much you must be inside her?
January 6, 2011 @ 04:25 PM

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^ lolwut?
but the r8 is so clean, i saw a grey one on the way to work one day...beautiful.

wanted in size 10 DEADSTOCK only..01 bred 1s

January 6, 2011 @ 07:51 PM
The Main Event

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Curious to see how much it weighs in comparison to the V10
January 6, 2011 @ 11:03 PM

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i'm not looking at this, smh

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January 9, 2011 @ 11:47 AM

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dope, but I thought someone copied and pasted the bottom part of the picture 3 times in photoshop.
January 13, 2011 @ 05:07 PM
Amongst Kings

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still rather have a ferrari or lambo for slightly more
January 16, 2011 @ 08:19 PM

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I agree with top comment I'd take a Lambo, more status at the end of the day it's still just a Audi that's why (I drive a Audi o.O) its sick looking I bet it's gonna be f*cking EXPENSIVE when it comes out lol

This price comment goes for the other R8's also you can buy a GTR for 20k cheaper than a base R8 in a manual trans, and you get way more performance.... If only the GTR came manual also =[

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January 16, 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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Zr1 > V10 R8

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January 18, 2011 @ 09:52 PM

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January 20, 2011 @ 06:09 AM

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Zr1 > V10 R8

yayuh xD

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January 28, 2011 @ 06:25 PM

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the most beautiful woman + one of the best looking cars out there? ultimate lifestyle

February 14, 2011 @ 02:24 PM

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saw some little asian kid driving a r8 in fullerton, i was like wtf...
March 5, 2011 @ 09:00 PM

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love the r8s, so sick
March 7, 2011 @ 04:15 AM

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Beautiful car
March 12, 2011 @ 03:04 AM

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damn... wish i drove an r8.
March 12, 2011 @ 08:35 AM

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hmmm makes me wonder what i can do to my cars body
March 30, 2011 @ 12:50 AM

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Zr1 > V10 R8

Uh yeah thats a V12 and even then the Vette is terrible (on track) against a V10 R8, from a dig in a straight line it would beat the Audi.
March 30, 2011 @ 02:14 AM
Norrin Radd

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I know thats why I didn't put Zr1 > V12 TDI R8, I was just stating personal preference, I'd even take the Zr1 over the V12 TDI.

Also I think track times between the Zr1 and V10 R8 are solely down to driver since even though its most likely not a great example and is probably the only one, the Zr1 had a better lap time when the stig was driving it than in the V10 R8.

but yes overall V12 TDI R8 > Zr1

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