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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Professional_Slacker View Post
    I honestly wouldnt mind if they mothballed the R8 entirely. it would just make my car that much more rare and therefore cooler IMHO
    But your car is cool regardless!
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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    The new M5 and M6 are having some serious heat soak issues on the trackor on the road. I know that wouldnt matter to a lot of people though.

    I have always wondered why the V10 doesn't have any TQ though?!?! Look at the Dodge Viper V10. It has a ton of TQ.

    There are pros and cons but I would prefer to have the V10. Just sounds a lot better than having a V8.

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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Quote Originally Posted by duhawks View Post
    There are pros and cons but I would prefer to have the V10.
    You do have one, and soon you will have tons of TQ!
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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Haha yes, I think TT V10 is the best option

    I had a new M6 on ordered but talked with a friend over in Europe who had the new M5 at the time. He highly reccomended that I cancel my order so I did and got the R8

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    Quote Originally Posted by duhawks View Post
    I have always wondered why the V10 doesn't have any TQ though?!?! Look at the Dodge Viper V10. It has a ton of TQ. .

    Torque is a function of displacement, more cubes more torque.

    For example;

    The Viper with at 8.4 liter engines manages 600 lb ft or 71 lb ft per liter.

    Our cars at 5.2 liters engines manage 390 lb ft or 75 lb ft per liter.

    I found that 80-84 lb ft per liter is about as good as it gets for NA engines.



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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Quote Originally Posted by LAT View Post
    Torque is a function of displacement, more cubes more torque.

    For example;

    The Viper with at 8.4 liter engines manages 600 lb ft or 71 lb ft per liter.

    Our cars at 5.2 liters engines manage 390 lb ft or *75 lb ft per liter. <===*

    I found that 80-84 lb ft per liter is about as good as it gets for NA engines.



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    Very interesting. This is from Fourtitude, (quoting July '12 info from Audi AG) "The new top model of the model series is the Audi R8 V10 plus. Developing 404 kW (550 hp), its maximum torque is 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm. With S tronic, the R8 V10 plus, available only as a coupé, catapults from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 317 km/h (196.97 mph)" Simple math - 398.28 / 5.2 = 76.59. <===* This seems to support your statement.

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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Quote Originally Posted by gazza1 View Post
    For all the love I have for the V10..I would race to get a V8 Twin Turbo R8

    Much better torque..More Performance enhancement potential...Potentially lighter..and a V8 exhaust note with the right exhaust is hard to beat.
    Transmission would be the harder choice if a manual was still available.???
    Please Audi Please!

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    "Also worth picking up is the new [January 2013] issue of MOTOR TREND. We found three stories any Audi enthusiast may want to check out. First is the regular monthly column by Ron Kiino on p. 24. Entitled ’4.0h Yeah’, the piece is about the 4.0 TFSI. Of the engine, Kiino states (among other things.) "Two of the most impressive V8s to come around, um, ever, are GM’s supercharged 6.2-liter (ZR1, ZL1, CTS-V) and AMG’s twin turbo 5.5-liter (E63, CLS63, SL63, etc.). The former, known as LS9 or LSA, offers 556 to 638 hp and 551 to 604 lb-ft of torque, while the latter, called M157 achieves 518 to 550 hp and 516 to 590 lb-ft. Both are refined, euphonious, and a pleasure to pilot, even when not motoring at Mach speed. To this short list, I add one more: Audi’s new twin-turbo 4.0-liter, aka EA82."

    Kiino then goes on to reprint a short conversation he had about the engine with Jurgen Konigstedt, head of Audi’s V8/V10 engines. Read it and you’ll learn geek knowledge like the EA82 nomenclature for 4.0 TFSI and also why they didn't put the engine in the R8 (amongst other things.) " !!!

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    Will look for it if its still on shelf.


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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Just read the article in Motor Trend (available on torrent).

    Appears we love the NA engine more due to its high revs and instantaneous response.

    Point one... I agree.

    Point 2..Audi need to discover what a Sprintbooster does.

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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Is sprintbooster that good?
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