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2015 Audi R8 getting new V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo?

The 2015 Audi R8 is almost here and naturally more and more reports have emerged about the German supercar which will share many of its components with the Lamborghini Huracan, including the MSS – Modular Sportscar System combining aluminum and carbon fiber. It will also adopt a better control-arm suspension as well as laser beam matrix headlights and a dynamic steering system while the manual six-speed gearbox will be dropped in favor of a seven-speed S tronic.

The most important piece of information refers to a newly developed twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine replacing the current naturally aspirated V8 4.2 motor. The new engine inside the 2015 Audi R8 is said to produce 460 bhp and 369 lb-ft and will be offered alongside the familiar V10 5.2-liter naturally aspirated unit. The ten-cylinder will generate 540 bhp and 398 lb-ft and will be followed by a V10 Plus variant rated at 600 bhp and 413 lb-ft.

Don’t expect the Plus version on the V10 Spyder which is slated to come out early 2016. Joining the range later during the car’s lifespan is going to be a TDI variant that will be powered by either a V8 4.0-liter twin-turbodiesel or a V10 5.0-liter TDI currently being developed by Audi for Bentley, also within the Volkswagen Group.

via automobilemag.com

Adrian Padeanu

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