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Monday, December 10, 2007

Audi R8: Test drive review from UK

We admit that we can't get enough of good test drive reports of the Audi R8. So, here's another nice one from UK!
Its structure is a beautifully crafted aluminium spaceframe chassis, with forged aluminium suspension and all-aluminium body parts. As you might have guessed, Audi is big on aluminium. And it's right to be, because it knows that the secret to a successful small supercar is not just big power, but light weight. Counting against that is the provision of four-wheel drive, which Audi says improves the way the car drives: I'm inclined to see more as a marketing- than dynamics-led imperative.

And providing the whole with its forward thrust is the 420bhp, 4.2-litre V8 motor also found in the RS4 and modified only to provide dry sump lubrication, which not only keeps oil circulating the engine under very high g-loadings, but also allows the engine to be fitted as low as possible in the car.

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Source: 4Car


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