V10 to be killed off?

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    V10 to be killed off?

    I was talking to one of the brand mangers at Audi and he metioned the new RS6 will not get a V10 engine this time round.
    Instead, it will be a V8 570bhp 4.0 turbo (think he said twin turbo, but could be wrong).

    Does this spell the end for the V10?
    Thoughts, comments?

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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Remember the M6? Same thing happened with BMW with their new models. I think it's inevitable like the old Packard and Cadillac V-12's of the 30's
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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    A lot of manufacturers are switching to smaller turboed engined cars to get around emissions.

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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    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.???

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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    My CLS550 has a turbo eight and its torque surge is lots of fun. I'm up for anything that makes the ride more enjoyable.

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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    I hope not since then there will be no chance to TT the V10 to get to the 700-1200 hp range!
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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    I'm more concerned that they will kill off the R8 entirely. Audi has become a juggernaut in luxury auto sales. Do they really need a low volume "halo" two seater any more?

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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    I hope they keep the V10, I've had years of driving Porsche Turbos and even a Ruf Turbo and there is nothing as useable as NA power.
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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    Quote Originally Posted by lat View Post
    i hope they keep the v10, i've had years of driving porsche turbos and even a ruf turbo and there is nothing as useable as na power.
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    Re: V10 to be killed off?

    I honestly wouldnt mind if they mothballed the R8 entirely. it would just make my car that much more rare and therefore cooler IMHO
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