• Sep 6, 2006
Rumors have been floating around that Audi is planning on chopping the Lamborghini Gallardo's V10 in half, throwing a turbo on it and installing it into the new TT coupe. The resulting 2.5-liter, turbocharged five-cylinder would produce an estimated 350 horsepower, according to Todd Lassa from Motor Trend who reported the project was being developed under the working name of TT-Lambo.

AutoExpress, however, is reporting that Audi has nix'd any plans to build a TT faster than the current TT S-line in order to leave room for the upcoming R8 "everyday" supercar, which is expected to use a version of the Gallardo's V10, as well. While we certainly respect Audi's desire not to produce vehicles that compete with another in the marketplace, we hardly think a 350-hp, front-engine sports car competes on the same level as a 500-hp, mid-engine supercar (the Gallardo develops 500 horses, so we assume the R8's power will be around that number, too). Audi seems to be doing pretty well without our advice, though.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Aren't they planning a de-tuned R8 as well? maybe a 350ish hp one?
      • 8 Years Ago
      That would have been an awesome car, I wonder if Audi will ever go to its 5 cylinder setup just like back in the day when they won all those rally races.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the r8 will get a v8 first, it's already been said by the CEO in the annual general meeting.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Alps,

      what I've heard is a V8 R8 (that has a ring to it) in addition to the V10.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awww, just when the TT was scheduled to lose it's girlyness...
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6 is a joke post... right?
      • 8 Years Ago
      My hairdresser will be so disappointed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not better than my Camry!
      It looks too American.
      I'll stick with my Camry forever. It's quite possibly the best car ever designed and made.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, VAG DOES have a "V5"... but it's a VR6 with a cylinder cut off. ;)

      Anyway, another way to put this is that this'd be a turbo version of the 2.5 found in the Mk5 Rabbit and Jetta - it's a Gallardo V10 cut in half as well...

      200hp added from a turbo. Eek. :O
      • 8 Years Ago
      A V-5? I'm assuming that you meant cut the V-10 in half length-wise.

      What was I thinking?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes, it appears that the Audi R8 will get a V8 option (perhaps first to hit the showrooms) and then followed up with the V10 out of the Gallardo.

      For more info, visit:

      http://www.r8audi.com