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One thing we dig about Audi is the mantle they've assumed as the pioneers in diesel power. Most specifically, making diesels that knock the socks off gasoline engines, and shattering conventional wisdom in the process. As if dominating endurance sports car racing wasn't enough, Audi announced they'd be competing with bio-diesel next year, as we reported earlier. Still not enough? Following the launch of the highly anticipated R8 supercar, Audi revealed they'd be shoehorning a diesel in there, too. Still not enough? The latest reports indicate that the diesel in question could very well be a V12, the same found in the Q7 sport-ute and the A8 luxury sedan. The six-liter unit pumps out that magic figure of 500 horsepower, and a stump-pullin', rip-roarin' 738 lb-ft of torque. Pending the arrival of the V10 derived from the R8's sister, the Lamborghini Gallardo, that would make the diesel the most powerful and quickest version of the R8 available, and a pioneer for diesel supercars.

It's far from confirmed that the V12 diesel will in the end be available in the R8. There are packaging issues to be dealt with, considering the V12 is significantly bigger than a V8 or V10 (no kidding), plus they'd have to fit the advanced filter system in there, too. But "senior board members" have revealed that Audi is hard at work on it, and if the hurdles can be jumped, we could see the R8 diesel on the road by 2009.
[Source: Motor Trend via German Car Blog]
 

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I wish I knew what was in the pipeline as I have one of these on order. However, there are obviously people out there who know more than I do as they are already advertising the specification and a multiple allocation of the V10 R8 appearing in 2008. For more info go to the autotrader.co.uk website and enter R8 in the audi section. :confused:
 

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I wish I knew what was in the pipeline as I have one of these on order. However, there are obviously people out there who know more than I do as they are already advertising the specification and a multiple allocation of the V10 R8 appearing in 2008. For more info go to the autotrader.co.uk website and enter R8 in the audi section. :confused:
Being the curious sort I am ... I went to UK AutoTrader and having logged in ... I found that for some odd reason I can only select Audi R8 in the ... used cars search facility ... which suprisingly enough returns no matches ... it was not possible to search the new cars section for an Audi R8.

When searching all new Audis priced at over £50,000 it returned 65 cars ... all of which were either, RS4s, A6s, S6s, A8s, or S8s ... when I filtered out everything over £75,000 which is what an R8 will cost ... there are no results returned.

So, I'm not sure how you are getting more info on the UK AutoTrader site by entering in Audi R8 in the search facilities.
 

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Hi Paul

Maybe I wasnt clear enough. If you go to the autotrader uk website and go to used cars - select audi - select subsection R8 - and enter the search distance as national you will find (and I just did it again) a company called SSC based in Huddersfield with three audi R8 V10 for sale delivery in 2008 and price 129K if I remember rightly - personally it doesnt sound kosher to me. I would post the link directly if I was any good with computers. Hope that does the trick.
 

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Hi Paul

Maybe I wasnt clear enough. If you go to the autotrader uk website and go to used cars - select audi - select subsection R8 - and enter the search distance as national you will find (and I just did it again) a company called SSC based in Huddersfield with three audi R8 V10 for sale delivery in 2008 and price 129K if I remember rightly - personally it doesnt sound kosher to me. I would post the link directly if I was any good with computers. Hope that does the trick.
So you do ... right here ... interesting ... seeing as the V10 hasn't actually been officially confirmed ... unless its slipped my mind ... but pricing certainly hasn't!
 
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