Audi R8 TDI Le Mans, end alone in his universe
As we already mentioned, Audi s, size is an enviable reputation for its research, development and especially its achievements in engine TDI (turbo diesel direct injection), medium and high performance.
In recent years, he became the master of the 24 hours of Le Mans cars with R10 V12 TDI with an output of 650 horsepower. Not to mention its huge success in races of all kinds, including rally, with its Quattro technology.
The track to the road
Now, however, his success in racing with its powerful V12 TDI brings the lord of the rings Ingolstadt has finally offer North American soil, this type of technology on a model of series, at once powerful, economic and ecological .
However, before putting into circulation its TDI models of a future than closer, Audi has allowed us to tantalize our minds spotlighting Detroit last January, the R8 V12 TDI concept and a few months later in Geneva The R8 TDI Le Mans concept or if you prefer the ultimate in matters of TDI engines, Audi sign.
The receding side and especially hyper aggressive lines of the R8 TDI Le Mans concept, the cutting R8 series, although it is a perverse pleasure to make heads turn in its path, rather pass unnoticed. On the outside like a red light inside the car of Geneva, demonstrated with some enjoyment, the manufacturer Audi, although this technology mastery with aplomb, it can go even further and his pleasure astonish us after each new realization, remains intact.
This 6.0-liter V12 TDI engine has twin turbo compression ISSUED nothing less than 500 horsepower, but also an impressive torque of 738 lb-ft (1000 Nm) from 1750 rev / min. This cavalry is directed to the legendary four-wheel drive system from Audi Quattro.
R8 V12 TDI, produce, produce it!
With such a demonstration of his expertise on the subject, many people speculate on the possibility that one day on our roads, cutting R8 powered by a V12 TDI. However, in the light of multiple information circulating to this effect, it seems to be unlikely that such a bolide can cross the stage to production. However, there are excellent Audi V6 and V8 TDI engines that could, in turn, propel a cutting R8 here a couple of years. This would allow the manufacturer to offer a superb high performance sport coupe has both economic and less polluting. In addition, a cut R8 TDI with a V6 or V8, would be offered at a much more reasonable price, if cap was a V12 engine, not necessarily essential ...
The Audi Q7 TDI will be the first
The same story is repeated since the presentation of the Audi Q7 V12 TDI concept, except that this time the possibilities of starting production are much more realistic. Moreover, the spring 2009 it will inherit an extra engine.
This newcomer will have a V6 3.0-liter TDI engine with a claimed 221 horsepower and a power whose very high torque reaches 406 lb-ft between the beaches of 1750 and 2750 r / min. All associates has a Tiptronic six-speed gearbox. Obviously, the Quattro system is a must. Audi announced that its 2009 Q7 TDI model can reach 100 km / h in just 8.4 seconds, while providing a consumption of 9.5 li/100 km (30 mi / gal.). Unfortunately, it may be that the model Q7 V12 TDI is available from our southern neighbors, but not available in Canada ...
Like the hybrid technology, the new TDI engines cleaner, quieter and more especially ecological, could have the difficult task of saving the steps of the large SUVs and high-performance sports sections, facing the rise of shields against the automobile in general, a plan to protect our planet against the polluters of all kinds ...