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Small Engine with Crazy Power from Audi

Written by Gus Wilson

Audi is known for making a lot of fast cars for both the race track and the road. The R8 supercar is a perfect example of one of Audi’s fast cars because it is relatively practical with enough interior space to move around and with a V10 that produces 602hp shared with the Lamborghini Huracan. The R8 is used in the GT3 racing class which means it races against the Acura NSX, BMW M6, Ferrari 488, Lamborghini Huracan, Lexus RC F, Mercedes-AMG GT, McLaren 720S, Nissan GT-R Nismo and Porsche 911 GT3. The next fast car from Audi is the TT sports car which when equipped with the RS package boasts a 2.5 liter inline-5 cylinder with a turbo which gives it a healthy 394hp and 354ft-lbs of torque going through a 7-speed S-Tronic transmission linked to a Haldex all-wheel-drive system. The TT is the spiritual successor to the Quattro from the early 1980s. The TT was raced in the German Touring Car Masters series (DTM) by German tuner ABT Sportsline until 2003 and was raced in the KONI Sports Car Challenge which has been changed this year to the Michelin Pilot Challenge.

The other fast car from Audi is the RS5 which is available as a 2-door coupe or a 4-door fastback grand touring/sports car. The RS5 is the happy medium between the similar sized S4 and bigger S6 which makes it a bargain considering the fact that the mid-size super sedan/wagon market has almost no competition. The RS5 like a fair amount of Audi’s are used in racing because that’s what a manufacturer can do to boost sales of their “high-performance” cars. The RS5 races in DTM as a 2-door coupe with a very aggressive body kit on it and a huge wing sticking off the rear which are all made out of carbon fiber so it is insanely light tipping the scales at 2,200lbs. Now you may be asking what is powering this intense race car, well it is powered by a V8…wait what? It doesn’t have a V8, it has a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4? Wow! Well, I stand corrected, yes this big Autobahn missile has a small, perky, and vicious engine that makes wait for it makes…*(drum roll)* 610hp which is pretty big for a four-cylinder. The engine makes pretty good power levels, but it isn’t meant necessarily to make 1,000hp due to the restrictions implemented by its regulative class. The engine weighs less than the V8 it replaces which is why it weighs <2200lbs and that gives the car a power to weight ratio of 1hp per 3.5lb.

Featured image taken by: Caveman Image found on: https://wallpapercave.com/audi-logo-wallpapers

Image #1 taken by: Audi Image found on: https://www.motor1.com/news/273117/audi-r8-refresh-debut/ Article written by: Chris Bruce

Image #2 taken by: Audi, Image found on: https://jalopnik.com/the-new-2019-audi-r8-lms-gt3-is-still-stupid-expensive-1829461644 Article written by: Kristen Lee

Image #3 taken by: Acura, Image found on: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1119383_2019-acura-nsx-gt3-made-faster-with-new-bodywork Article written by: Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Image #4 taken by: BMW, Image found on: https://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/topics/season-2018/fahrzeuge/bmw-m6-gt3.html

Image #5 taken by: Unknown, Image found on: http://www.rferrimotorsport.com/cars-specs/

Image #6 taken and article written by: Andrei Nedelea, Image found on: https://www.topspeed.com/cars/lamborghini/2019-lamborghini-hurac-n-gt3-evo-ar182555.html

Image #7 taken by: Mercedes-AMG Image found on: https://www.mercedes-amg.com/customerracing/en/vehicles/amg-gt3.html

Image #8 taken by: McLaren, Image found on: https://www.topspeed.com/cars/lamborghini/2019-lamborghini-hurac-n-gt3-evo-ar182555.html Article written by: Andrei Nedelea

Image #9 taken by: Nissan Image found on: https://www.topspeed.com/cars/lamborghini/2019-lamborghini-hurac-n-gt3-evo-ar182555.html Article written by: Andrei Nedelea

Image #10 taken by: Porsche, Image found on: https://www.porsche.com/international/motorsportandevents/motorsport/customerracing/racingcars/991-gt3-cup/

Image #11 taken by: Audi of America, Image found on: https://www.motor1.com/reviews/175190/2018-audi-tt-rs-first-drive/ Article written by: Jake Holmes

Image #12 taken by: dtm.com (press area), Image found on: https://www.speedsport-magazine.com/motorsport/touringcars/dtm-itc/2004/photo-abt-sportsline-audi-tt-r-dtm-2003–terting-7405_-_7405.html

Image #13 taken by: Audi, Image found on: https://www.motor1.com/reviews/234390/2018-audi-rs5-second-drive/ Article written by: Jake Holmes

Image #14 taken by: Audi, Image found on: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/audi/a5/2019/2019-audi-rs5-sportback-review/ Article written by: Angus MacKenzie

Image #15 taken by: Eric Weiner, Image found on: https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-audi-s4-review-first-drive/ Article written by: Eric Weiner

Image #16 taken by: Audi, Image found on: https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-s6

Images #17 & 18 taken by: Audi, Image found on: https://www.automobilemag.com/news/audi-rs5-dtm-turbo-four-cylinder-engine-details-specs/

About the author

Gus Wilson

Reporter and writer for the Gus car's section. I am an aspiring mechanical engineer and automotive journalist that really likes cars. This is the first car or truck oriented section of which I am happy to say that this is being written by a car fan for the community.