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Ghosty
05-02-2008, 02:17 AM
http://imagenes.topspeed.com/IMG/crop-460x325/Audi_R8_TDI_Le_Mans_8_3w.jpg

493 hp, 737 lb-ft.
Top speed limited to 186 mph.
Zero to Sixty in 4.2, probably less in the final version.

All brought to you by a 6.0 Liter, 48-valve, 60-degree, twin-turbo V12.

Diesel, of course. And it gets 29 miles to the gallon. I'm all for green, but damn, there isn't one thing to hate about this car. Maybe that it doesn't crap rainbows and fart unicorns? I don't know. You tell me.

Just read the review on the newest Winding Road, and fell in love.

http://magazine.windingroad.com/windingroad/200806web/?folio=85

alltracman78
05-02-2008, 02:34 AM
Holy sheeite

That's what I call stump pulling torque.

hemlocke
05-02-2008, 03:03 AM
Oh, those crazy guys at VW! Gotta love it.

Ghosty
05-02-2008, 04:10 AM
Yeah... this ranks right up there with the W12 R32. But that car can go to 62 in 3.7 seconds, beating the R8 TDI LM by a fair margin. I'd still take the R8.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/volkswagengolfw12650front.thumbnail.jpg

Also a 6-liter, but makes 641 hp and 530 lb-ft.

http://blog.wired.com/cars/images/2007/03/16/audi_r10_tdi_02.jpg

(Audi R10 LMP1 Le Mans car, 650hp, 810lbft, 2039lbs/ 900kg) TDI FTW.

The VW 1.2L TDI gets better mileage than a Prius. Food for the 'noggin.

KoreanJoey
05-02-2008, 06:39 AM
pfft, Peugot FTW.

wizzards581
05-02-2008, 04:06 PM
seen an R8 once during the holidays... too bad my st185 cant even pass a lightly modded tC, im not gona do anything.

MrWOT
05-02-2008, 04:22 PM
What would be really interesting is if someone can come up with a CVT that will take 1000ft/lbs to go along with these.

Ghosty
05-02-2008, 11:45 PM
CVT are pretty cool, but really boring for any auto enthusiast to drive. It's about as much fun as an automatic.

But as far as the average person, a CVT would be pretty nice for fuel economy.

alltracman78
05-03-2008, 12:15 AM
Just a side note; that 738 lb/ft is at 1750 RPMS! :eek:

sick sick sick

90CelicaST
05-03-2008, 12:22 AM
^Too bad they haven't built a transmission that can handle it. It's still in development.

Ghosty
05-03-2008, 12:52 AM
True 90CelicaST. If only they could find a way to shoehorn the Veyron's transmission, they'd have a laundry list of problems solved.

Oh and I just noticed the quotes in your new sig... thanks for the vote of confidence!!!!

hobbie2k
05-03-2008, 08:51 PM
Yeah... this ranks right up there with the W12 R32. But that car can go to 62 in 3.7 seconds, beating the R8 TDI LM by a fair margin. I'd still take the R8.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/volkswagengolfw12650front.thumbnail.jpg

Also a 6-liter, but makes 641 hp and 530 lb-ft.

That W12 R32 is pretty cool, but I've heard it's a total bitch to drive. Short wheelbase + big power = big spins. Even the Stig had a difficult time controlling it...

I think the R8 TDI will be (for lack of a better word) totally awsome.

90CelicaST
05-04-2008, 03:41 AM
True 90CelicaST. If only they could find a way to shoehorn the Veyron's transmission, they'd have a laundry list of problems solved.

Oh and I just noticed the quotes in your new sig... thanks for the vote of confidence!!!!
:bigthumbu

Ghosty
05-04-2008, 04:27 AM
That W12 R32 is pretty cool, but I've heard it's a total bitch to drive. Short wheelbase + big power = big spins. Even the Stig had a difficult time controlling it...

I think the R8 TDI will be (for lack of a better word) totally awsome.

It's such a massive power overload for such a small frame -- a pretty neat concept, but doesn't make for a very practical vehicle.

Proves the point that the best vehicle is a well-rounded vehicle. Which the R8 TDI LeMans certainly is, from the sound of it.

VikingJZ
05-04-2008, 06:24 AM
Haven't read the review but from what you're saying, that car will be mind-numbingly fast.

Jeremy is right. With those numbers, being a diesel, its all very low in the powerband because of the diesel engine.

I'm sure with even more tweaking they can meet the 35MPG CAFE standard.

If this is a look at future supercars, I can't wait to see what they can do with the return of the muscle car era. I'd hate for this era to be shortlived like the last one.

I don't want another SVO Mustang coming out. Or a Mitsushitty/Dodge "challenger".

Definitely reading this in the AM though...seems interesting. This gets me excited for the future of cars.

MrWOT
05-04-2008, 06:42 AM
I don't want another SVO Mustang coming out.

You shut your god damn pie hole! That was a GREAT car.

celicaGT90_05
05-04-2008, 06:52 AM
^ actually, you're right, those were a wicked as hell car, I'd love to find that motor for my ranger. Like it or not, but the 2.3 is a dependable motor


Just a side note; that 738 lb/ft is at 1750 RPMS! :eek:

sick sick sick

deffinately not a good winter car lol

Whats the pricing on those? It would be funny to see someone pumping diesel fuel in to a car like that haha I'm very interested, french fry grease it is for me!

Ghosty
05-04-2008, 08:16 AM
^ actually, you're right, those were a wicked as hell car, I'd love to find that motor for my ranger. Like it or not, but the 2.3 is a dependable motor



deffinately not a good winter car lol

Whats the pricing on those? It would be funny to see someone pumping diesel fuel in to a car like that haha I'm very interested, french fry grease it is for me!

The price is anywhere between $200,000 and $500,000, depending on how the transmission development goes and how rare they want to make it.

celicaGT90_05
05-04-2008, 08:29 AM
I have my heart set on a Carrera GT, I'm determined to get one of those, but this is a pretty cool car