A diesel engine in an Audi R8, the funny idea


Installing a diesel engine in a supercar, what is the point?

The Audi R8 is the first true sports car in the history of the brand with the rings. Launched in 2007, this very pretty sports car quickly established itself as an essential benchmark against the Porsche 911 or the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

In its debut, the car had an atmospheric 4.2-liter V8 developing 430 horsepower. Currently, it uses a fabulous 5.2-liter V10 developing between 540 and 620 horsepower depending on the version. Even if the German manufacturer for a time wanted to develop an ultra-sporty diesel version at the time of the victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in TDI, Audi quickly changed its mind by canceling the project.

A diesel R8, for good!

But the specialists at Darkside Developments do want to install a diesel engine under the hood of a first generation R8, replacing its original V8. They are currently hesitating between a V6 and a V8 TDI. In any case, we will undoubtedly lose a lot in the register of sound …


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