Audi admits that at some point in the R8’s lifetime, it will need to be turbocharged, according to March 5 article on AutoCar.co.uk.
The article goes on to say that Audi’s technical chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, stated that the R8 that will be released in 2015 will have the “same general layout” as the Lamborghini Huracán. Of course, there will be some technical differences between the two cars. The Audi will have a longer wheelbase and a wider track. However, the R8’s new V10 engine will be closely related to the Huracán’s 5.2-liter V10.
Hackenberg went on to say that sometime during the R8’s lifetime, it “will need a turbocharged engine.” This is due to the emission regulations found in many European countries. This means the Audi R8 will receive a smaller engine than the V10, but will be have turbocharger to add the needed boost.
Would you rather have a turbocharged R8 with, say, a V6 or V8m or a naturally-aspirated V10? Leave your choice in the comments below.