Discussion in 'New Audi Models / Vehicles' started by EnI, Oct 19, 2006.
By Huckfeldt (AutoBild):
Me likey likey.
OMG!!!! That is such a bad chop of the upcoming Skyline GT-R.
Mazda RX-7 goes Audi ?
I used to think it would be cool to have an R-range in addition the RS and S....I basically thought that an R4 would be the "CSL" version of an RS4
So what type of car is it? Cayman chaser, MX-5 with hard top?
Yup... that was my first thought as well!
info: 2010, 2 seater, transeverse mid engined, 280 hp 2.0T FSI, Quattro, steel space frame, aluminium body shell, 1200 kg, 40.000,- Euro.
And if it is nassesary (power wise) there can also be a 350-365 hp 2.5/2.6 liter turbo FSI 5 cylinder engine put in.
The R4 will come in 2010 and the base model will have the 2.0 TFSI engine and quattro as standard.
Furthermore according to some information Audi is considering reviving a classic car of the past , the NSU TT.
Read a translated version of the article here: http://translate.google.com/tr...tools
That NSU looks strangely cool. I like it. Not like something like a revitalisation of NSU will ever happen though.
Havn't we already seen the revitalization of the TT back in '99?
Any pics of the original NSU?
Is that supposed to be a modernized NSU Spyder? It'd better have a rotary if they want to stay true to the original! Kidding, I couldn't care less about rotaries.
2011 Audi R4
Despite the fact that Porsche is the new majority shareholder of the Volkswagen Group, Audi continues to pursue an ambitious sports car strategy. In addition to the just-introduced R8, Audi is now looking at two additional mid-engine R models. While a proposed R6, aimed squarely at the Porsche Cayman, has been put on the back burner for being "politically incorrect at this point in time" (in the words of one insider), the smaller R4 has just entered the initial evaluation phase.
Unlike Volkswagen, which was never able to make a go of an entry-level, mid-engine sports car because its sales people forecasted volumes too low to make a profit, Audi believes it can sell some 35,000 such vehicles a year--and at a higher price per unit than VW could have charged. For even more volume, Audi could team up with Spanish carmaker Seat, which is also part of the VW family.
Quattro all-wheel drive would be standard on the R4, and the company's dual-clutch gearbox and magnetic dampers would also be available. As with the R8, Audi would like to add a convertible later in the car's life cycle.
Unlike the aluminum-intensive R8, the R4 is expected to feature a spaceframe structure made of high-strength steel. The body panels would rely on a mix of aluminum and synthetic elements.
"With the help of high-end structural plastics, it should be possible to keep the curb weight at a competitive level," explains a project engineer. "It's early yet, so the range spans from 2425 to 2750 pounds. [Versus the TT coupe's base weight of 2772 pounds--Ed.] In combination with a potent engine, the R4 should be quicker than a Porsche Boxster but not quite as quick as a 911."
The engine of choice is said to be the turbocharged 2.0-liter four, which delivers 200 hp in the TT and 270 hp in the upcoming TTS. For even more power, the 350-hp, 2.5-liter turbocharged five earmarked for the TTRS could also be shoehorned into the R4. The transmission, steering, brakes, and electronics are expected to come from the corporate parts bin, but the floorpan, suspension, body, and interior would be new. Priced between the TT and the Cayman, the Audi R4 could be out in late 2010 as a 2011 model--provided Porsche doesn't stand in the way.
wow WATCH OUT.. that's hotness right there..
Bring it Audi bring it
This storie is already dated.
Change the 350 hp R5 2.5 litre turbo FSI engine in a 300 hp 3.6 VR6 FSI engine, and it's a little more up to date.
BTW: 2011 is the time that the TT2 need to be replaced, maybe by this.
Automobile magazine just wrote what we already know.
BTW TT will have a 6-7 year lifetime and that means replacement at 2012 the earlier.
Yes, introduce the R4 in 2011 and let the TT slowly die in the following years.
Or introduce the R4 as the new TT with mid engine.
1250 Kg with a 300 hp 3.6 VR6 FSI mid engine and Quattro will make a hell of a sportscar to compete with the Cayman S.
Porsche can always introduce a Cayman RS with up to 415 hp. (GT3 engine)