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When the Audi R8 first appeared as a concept car several years ago, it was inspired by the then dominant R8 Le Mans prototypes. Since that time, the R8 concept has developed into a full production car while the racing R8 has been superseded by the new diesel R10. It's only fitting that the road going R8 should also get a diesel engine.

As reported previously, Audi has three potential diesels that could go into the R8 ranging from the 3.0L V6 to the monster V12 that was shown in the Q7, but it looks like the middle 4.2L V8 will be getting the nod. The 322hp/560lb-ft V8 is expected to be boosted even further to yield a 0-60 time of five seconds and top end of 160mph. Lots of sports cars can manage that but how many of them can get 25mpg while doing it?

AutoExpress maintains that the diesel-powered R8 will come after the V10 version expected to be released next year. Pricing is estimated to be around £70,000 for the TDI variant and £85,000 for the five-liter V10.

[Source: AutoExpress & Autoblog.com]
 

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Forget the oil burner, I'm down already for the V10 !!

Although some (not many IMHO) will no doubt buy the diesel for allegedly more green credentials, I don't think many of us will buy it for its greater fuel efficiency.

Its also slower, less powerful and must be heavier !

Regardless of which fuel is used, it is going to be GBP £400 a year for road tax (and is likely to go up with our current government policy of bashing the motorist) plus another GBP £1,000 - £2,500 to insure.
 

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Autoexpress article is pure fantasy speculation only. Or POS IMHO...
If ekool continue to post crap like this I will loose my faith in r8talk...

Either get decent source of rumors or stop posting things that will never happen...
 

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Autoexpress article is pure fantasy speculation only. Or POS IMHO...
If ekool continue to post crap like this I will loose my faith in r8talk...

Either get decent source of rumors or stop posting things that will never happen...
come on Kreso, dont say you loose your faith cause of one post.. (ekool doesnt even post that regularly).. but if you loose faith in R8talk.. i mean, its not only me posting stuff.. but ALL OF US .. the people give this forum its spirit.. and I must say, that lots of the threads are very very interesting and far from rumours...


maybe you just missed to put a :) after your sentence.. i hope.. otherwise here we go: :) ;)



BUT I agree that the post should be removed from the "first page".. it is not worth to welcome new possible members with such false info...

then rather put Lemmes car on frontpage :D
 

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come on Kreso, dont say you loose your faith cause of one post.. (ekool doesnt even post that regularly).. but if you loose faith in R8talk.. i mean, its not only me posting stuff.. but ALL OF US .. the people give this forum its spirit.. and I must say, that lots of the threads are very very interesting and far from rumours...


maybe you just missed to put a :) after your sentence.. i hope.. otherwise here we go: :) ;)



BUT I agree that the post should be removed from the "first page".. it is not worth to welcome new possible members with such false info...

then rather put Lemmes car on frontpage :D
Chris,
I did not loose my faith in good old members like you and others.:)

BUT, after Paul withdraw himself from r8talk(still hope he will ba back!) moderation is well... Not at very best level as before...

This thread is perfect example-info is as false as possible. Source is Autoexpress:( ... Should I say more:confused:

My friend who is Regional Director of Sales for Audi LOL when he read this thread!

BTW, here is interesting link-from UK as well:
http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/1955/
 

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Chris,
I did not loose my faith in good old members like you and others.:)

BUT, after Paul withdraw himself from r8talk(still hope he will ba back!) moderation is well... Not at very best level as before...

This thread is perfect example-info is as false as possible. Source is Autoexpress:( ... Should I say more:confused:

My friend who is Regional Director of Sales for Audi LOL when he read this thread!

BTW, here is interesting link-from UK as well:
http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/1955/
well then we rather believe Kate Dixon ;)
hope ekool sees these replies and removes the front page...
 
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