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Old 31st March 2006, 14:23   #1
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Default >>> Audi R8 Supercar!!!!

Some pictures of AUDI R8 supercar being tested....

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Old 31st March 2006, 14:26   #2
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Front end looks mean...Overall looks very much like the Audi LeMans. Any details on the specs??
And the alloys must be straight off a Lamborghini Gallardo!!!

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Old 31st March 2006, 14:39   #3
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looks hot..but yeah very similar to the LeMans.
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it would be a detuned version of the gallardo engine which will should make this about 450hp, the price range is expected in about 95k-100k Euros..

but i hate it...next!!!
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Old 31st March 2006, 20:14   #5
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Originally Posted by karthik247

Overall looks very much like the Audi LeMans. Any details on the specs??

It is indeed a production version of the LeMans Quattro concept car shown at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003. It will compete with Aston Martin V8 Vantage, 911 and the likes.
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2007 Audi R8 Review

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Audi Builds A Supercar
Audi's jaw-dropping Le Mans quattro prototype is about to become a reality.
by Dan Lienert

Originally published 11/28/2005

Audi's goal is to become every bit as racy and blue-blooded as its German competitors, and the company is about to take a big step forward in that pursuit.
As DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz subsidiary has its SLR McLaren and Porsche has its Carrera GT, Audi is about to build its own supercar. The company recently announced it will turn its Le Mans quattro prototype into a production vehicle called the R8.
The Le Mans quattro was the show-stopper at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, where Audi unveiled it. The showcar was a two-seater with a mid-mounted, 610-horsepower V-10.
Audi is preparing to build the R8 at its plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2006. In a recent statement, the company said the vehicle will go on sale in the second quarter of 2007.
However, Audi — a subsidiary of Volkswagen — has not released other details about how it will turn the Le Mans quattro into the R8, and what specifications the production car will have. Frankly, part of the reason for running a piece about the new vehicle is to revisit the glory of the showcar.
Forbes Fact

Audi is investing $33 million in building the R8.
Note: The information in this piece concerning Audi's plans for the R8 comes from a report on the company's media Web site. At press time, Audi had not returned multiple e-mail messsages from Forbes.com seeking verification of the report.

LINK - http://www.forbesautos.com/reviews/2...8/preview.html

it looks hottttt
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Old 31st March 2006, 21:24   #7
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Stupid and pointless.

All it will succeed is doing is further crowd the mini-supercar market, make the Gallardo look even more like a b@$**** offspring and make Lambo look really silly.

Does the world really need an Audi supercar now? I dont think so.

And it dosent even look that great.

Is Audi losing the track a bit here? Well....

1. Almost all road-test reports of the Gallardo mentioned a slight dullness in the feel of its controls, in intangibles like steering etc.
2. The new S8 has the exact same Gallardo engine.
3. Now THIS!!!!!!!!

Although one must give them credit where it is due, namely the LP640.
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New Audi R8 supercar in development.

>>>  Audi R8 Supercar!!!!-audir8testmulemssmk3289960x480.jpg

Sister car to the Lamborghini Huracán gets its first outing at the Nürburgring as it's readied for launch next year (2015) .

As for engines, expect the new R8 to make use of updated versions of the high-rev 4.2 V8 and also the high-rev V10 as has already been seen in the Huracan. It is feasible that the drivetrains could expand for the R8, or that there could be spinoff models like the R8-based Nanuk concept shown in Frankfurt last September.


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