We see a lot of rumors
here at Autoblog, but this one just has
to come true. Word around town is that the same engine that powers the 580-hp 5.2L twin-turbo V10 in the recently announced Audi RS6 Avant
could also find its way to the back hatch of the Audi R8
. We first reported
on the possibility of a twin-turbo V10 back in February, and it seems the stat sheet on the RS6
has merely stoked the flames.
With 580 (or more) ponies in tow, the R8
should beat most anything on the road, including its current competition like the Porsche 911
that offers more powerful models in its lineup. Throw in bigger brakes and wheels with a modified suspension, and even the vaunted GT2
should begin to worry.
[Source: Edmunds Inside Line