FIRST LOOK Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel Concept This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. The Audi R8 concept, with a 5.9-liter V-12 diesel engine capable of pumping out 500 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, is more than a mind-numbing show car.It's a mind-boggling vehicle that could. The concept vehicle was repainted red for the Geneva Auto Show and tips the scale at 200 kilograms more than the production car due to the added weight of the engine. driving the V12 R8 TDI. Audi is also looking to maximize the advantage by using the race-tested FSI principle in its production models. The latest examples of this are the V8 with high-revving concept in the RS 4 and the production version of the Audi R8. The equipment, specifications and prices stated herein refer to the model line offered for sale in Germany. Thus, the R8 V12 TDI concept was born with a 6.0-liter unit using a pair of turbochargers. Billed as being the world’s first supercar running on diesel, the concept offered a mountain-moving. Audi claims sticking the 500-hp diesel V-12 into the R8 will result in a 0-to-60-mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed well over the 187 mph it claims for R8s equipped with the 4.2-liter gas V-8. Audi is presenting a revolution in the top class at the Detroit Auto Show 2008 the first 12-cylinder diesel engine in a high-performance roadgoing sports car. The V12 TDI with a displacement of six liters powers a concept car based on the Audi R8. This unit generates a huge 500 hp and 1,000 Newton-meters (737.56 lb-ft) of torque. Despite everyone lusting over the R8 V12 TDI Concept from last year, Audi has decided to halt plans on development, citing that “the market isn’t strong enough to make it realistic.” According to AutoExpress, the final blow was a lack of demand in the United States for diesels – the US accounts for one-third of global R8 sales. The tide turned very quickly on diesel cars, so quickly that Audi were considering a diesel supercar only a handful of years ago. The forgotten Audi R8 V12 TDi Le Mans concept car was to be the first of its kind. For about 100 years the elixir of life for performance cars had been high-octane petroleum. In some ways, the R8 V12 TDI concept was a taste of things to come in terms of performance-oriented diesels. Audi Sport kicked off its series of TDI-powered fast cars with the SQ5 TDI back in 2012, and now its European lineup has models includes the S4, S5, S6, and S7, along with the SQ7 and SQ8 SUVs.
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