Supercar Audi R8 new generation, which is now only available with atmospheric unit will get the version with a turbo engine. This edition of Motoring, said the technical director of the German mark Ulrich Hackenberg.
«Over time, we will definitely apply supercharged engine R8. This will happen during the current life cycle generation model that will allow us to diversify its modifications, “- said Hackenberg. This top manager said that the company is not going to abandon aspirated, because many of the company’s customers’ like them ».
The head of division Audi quattro GmbH Heinz Peter Hollerverger said that the option will replace R8 with a turbo version a 4.2-liter V8, which became abandoned when the model of generational change.
How exactly will get a supercar engine, top managers refused to clarify. It is expected that this will be a new twin-turbo “six”, which, inter alia, to replace the V8 engine in the “charged” versatile next-generation RS4. According to another version, Audi R8 could get a 2.5-liter “five” dual supercharged, which equipped with 600-hp concept car TT Clubsport Turbo. This engine uses a turbocharger compressor and an electric supercharger.
At the moment, Audi R8 is available with the 5.2-liter atmospheric engine V10, giving out 540 and 610 horsepower. The engine works together with the seven-step “robot” with two clutches. The top version of the supercar is able to gain the first hundred in 3.2 seconds and its top speed is 330 kilometers per hour.