Two have been the generations that till now we’ve identified of the Audi r8. The primary was out there with a motor 4.2 liter V8 and likewise with a 5.2 V10. As well as, there have been additionally variations with handbook transmission. For its half, the second technology of the German supercar was launched in 2015 and has solely been marketed with V10 engine, with two energy ranges, sure.
What absolutely many of you didn’t know is that Audi had in thoughts the launch of a diesel Audi R8. Sure, it might sound like a joke, however in 2008 they offered two prototypes with a V12 TDI, growing 500 hp and being succesful of exceeding 300 km / h. Its acceleration from Zero to 100 was situated in solely 4.2 seconds, being sooner than the gasoline R8 of the time.
Lastly, the model with the 4 rings dominated out taking it to the market. We have no idea if it will have been a success or if, quite the opposite, a resounding failure. We will at all times have the doubt.
Curiosities apart, a workshop referred to as “Darkside Developments” is planning to introduce a diesel engine in a first technology Audi R8. It’s a unit with the unique V8 central thruster. We have no idea the rationale to attempt to change that 4.2 for a diesel block, however it’s in all probability for the easy truth of making a distinctive transformation.
In accordance with what they are saying in the video itself, they’re decided to materialize this change, which many of you could name sacrilege. Nevertheless, it’s at the least curious. However they’ve a number of issues. The primary one is determine which diesel mechanics to make use of. They’re clear that the V12 TDI mounted on some automobiles of the time is big and unworkable. They don’t seem to be satisfied by the V10 TDI both, as it’s an outdated engine.
That mentioned, and in accordance with what they are saying, the query now could be whether or not to make use of a V6 or a V8, integrating excessive efficiency turbochargers. Though they’re nonetheless not totally clear, plainly the most secure choice is to make use of a 3.0-liter V6 TDI, because the important concern of these “British handymen” is that the unique handbook gearbox doesn’t assist the efficiency.
And it’s that his thought is to not create a diesel Audi R8 to run on the observe, however focus it at most speeds. Within the case of lastly choosing the V8 diesel, they’d in all probability should search for a gearbox that would adapt to their increased efficiency, with the additional outlay that this implies. We don’t understand how the challenge will finish, however we will observe intently.