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#218757 - 27th Mar 2008 10:51am Audi R8 TDi
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Looks pretty cool I think cool



"This prototype features the 6.0 V12 TDI, which produces a pavement destroying 500 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque"

Full story here.

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#218762 - 27th Mar 2008 12:15pm Re: Audi R8 TDi [Re: StuyMac]
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Sorry... but there is stylish yet agressive looks and then there is just plain over-doing it and shite... and this is the latter.

Looks like some chavs attempt at making their A4 look good...

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#218768 - 27th Mar 2008 1:10pm Re: Audi R8 TDi [Re: MattLFC]
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im with matty on this. it screams out - look at me
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#218771 - 27th Mar 2008 1:38pm Re: Audi R8 TDi [Re: Sanchez]
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Well it is only a prototype, which do tend to be a little more OTT than the actual model they end up producing.

Also with that power and torque, its into supercar teritory which is a license for wild styling - when was the last time anyone made a subtile supercar.... wink 500bhp is up there with the Lambo Gallardos and way past the power of the Ferrari F430.

This TDi version is also more powerful than the petrol version - going to be interesting to see how it drives the diesel engine is bound to be heavier, and good as modern diesels are, they just dont have the same crispness as a petrol car....



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#218774 - 27th Mar 2008 1:44pm Re: Audi R8 TDi [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac


This TDi version is also more powerful than the petrol version - going to be interesting to see how it drives the diesel engine is bound to be heavier, and good as modern diesels are, they just dont have the same crispness as a petrol car....



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#218966 - 29th Mar 2008 1:52am Re: Audi R8 TDi [Re: Sanchez]
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well you never know...Audi are at the forefront of using Diesel engines in racing....winning races, championships..... even Le mans!! and the American Le Mans series


I think they may pull it off....as for the styling....not for me thanks....
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