Audi Planning 2.9-litre V6 R8 Sportscar |

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Published on September 16th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Audi Planning 2.9-litre V6 R8 Sportscar

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First shown in the all new Porsche Panamera and now to be used by its sister company Audi, here is the the all new V6 with a 2.9L displacement which will be used in the Audi R8 supercar as an entry version.

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The engine has been engineered for what Porsche engineers have called high-power applications from both car makers. This new turbocharged V6 replaces Audi’s older, naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 petrol engine. Audi’s V8 has been discontinued because of what Ingolstadt officials describe as a combination of the high costs of updating it to meet future emissions standards and concerns in markets such as China (also Malaysia and Singapore), where road tax is linked to engine capacity.

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In the latest Panamera 4S, the new engine delivers 434bhp at 5650rpm and 405lb ft of torque between 1750rpm and 5500rpm when running a relatively low 0.4bar of turbocharger boost pressure. With greater boost, the joint-venture engine is claimed to offer more than 500bhp.

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