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Old 25th February 2008, 19:07   #16
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however if someone is buying the r8, the economy would be the last thing on his mind unless he works with al gore. i would definitely prefer a high revving and a torquey supercar than the soft purring r8.
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however if someone is buying the r8, the economy would be the last thing on his mind unless he works with al gore. i would definitely prefer a high revving and a torquey supercar than the soft purring r8.
Do you know the R8 TDi is more Torquey then its petrol counter part.

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Do you know the R8 TDi is more Torquey then its petrol counter part.
i m comparing the r8' torqueness to its counterparts - the f430. the gallardo, and the vantage(even though they are not diesel engines, the r8 will compete with them).

hope i am clear this time. but wouldnt you rather buy a lambo??
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i m comparing the r8' torqueness to its counterparts - the f430. the gallardo, and the vantage(even though they are not diesel engines, the r8 will compete with them).

hope i am clear this time. but wouldnt you rather buy a lambo??
f430 and gallardo's are not counterparts to the r8. r8 stands a notch below these even performance wise (and not just by just horsepower figures).
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the r8 design is in a league of its own, hence its comparison with the three beauties. though it may be cheaper than the gallardo or the f430 it sure as hell matches up with them where looks are concerned.

and though it gives the two cars a run for their money in the design segment it falls a little short in the power segment(hence the torqueness statement).
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No doubt that the diesel power plant will be a terrific performer, but somehow it is hard to digest that a sportscar is actually having one. A more high revving, and high powered gas guzzler engine has to be a petrol one..
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Gentlemen if you read todays autoblog they've confirmed that this is NOT a production car. Its just a proto.
I guess Audi simply wanted to show their TDi prowess.
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