Wednesday, October 28, 2020
News More affordable turbo V6 Audi R8 coming our way

More affordable turbo V6 Audi R8 coming our way

Edit: Apparently, there will be no such car…

Porsche and Audi jointly designed, built and are currently sharing a twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6. To answer your first question, no, Audi will more than likely not drop a normally aspirated V8 in the R8. Emissions and engine displacement taxes in many world markets make it an impractical option.

A small 2.9-litre V6, on the other hand, makes sense. This mill features prominently in the Porsche Panamera 4S, Cayenne S, and Audi RS4 and RS5. Respectively, it produces 440-horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque or 444 ponies and 443 torquies. In an R8, it’ll put out more.

It is claimed that the 90-degree V6, with tweaking and boost, can produce upwards of 500-horsepower and equal torque. This V6 will power the base car but if you think back to the original R8, the V8 generated 420-horsepower while the V10 was good for 525. In other words, this next bottom rung R8 will probably be faster than the previous V10.

Quattro AWD is a given with the R8 however the recent introduction of the RWD RWS, the entry-level R8 might also be RWS… Time will tell.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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