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      05-30-2013, 03:46 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
Consider that the next SLS is rumored to move to the new 4.0L M178 turbocharged V8 (debuting first in M177 form in the next C Class AMG). It somewhat opens up the door for Audi to move the R8 in that same direction (4.0L turbocharged VAG V8).
I've never driven one (sadly pulled out of Audi driving experience) but I'd think a prime selling point is the sound of the V10. Has the R8 ever really been about absolutely insane performance? I was thinking the supercar experience is more about having the responsiveness and noise of a high revving NA v10 in conjunction with mid-engine weight balance. I enjoyed the recent comparison between the GT-R and R8 on motor trend.

Isn't the current biturbo V8 in the S6/S7/S8/RS7 a better performer?