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  1. The main problem I see with these rumours is that...

    The main problem I see with these rumours is that there is really no space to fit an R6 engine into the space where the 3-cylinder engine now sits. At least from what I have seen so far of the i8,...
  2. Gallardo and R8 looked very much different. ...

    Gallardo and R8 looked very much different.

    It will be the same with the Huracan and the next R8 model.

    As to the prices, who knows? But the price difference will most likely be similar to...
  3. In Germany Noelle Motors (belonging to an...

    In Germany Noelle Motors (belonging to an ex-Alpina engineer) has done this and realised without any hardware modifications 517hp at the crank on a conservative dyno. As I know that this company only...
  4. I just love the manual gearbox on the R8. Perfect...

    I just love the manual gearbox on the R8. Perfect weight, open gated and with a nice 'click' when you change gears.

    That being said, when I'm sitting in commuting traffic in the morning, the S...
  5. You can't compare this way. You should compare...

    You can't compare this way. You should compare the Carrera 4S to the R8 4.2. Porsche sells quite a lot of their cars with 4 wheel drive these days, too.

    Currently the Carrera 4S with PDK is...
  6. Of course they could do that. My point is that...

    Of course they could do that. My point is that they haven't bothered with this for the upcoming model. Otherwise you would see that on the photos. Keeping a turbo charged mid-engine cool is much more...
  7. Yes, obviously. But the Veyron was conceived from...

    Yes, obviously. But the Veyron was conceived from the start as a turbocharged car, and the necessary cooling ducts were integrated into its design. I cannot see any trace of this in the current R8...
  8. It would seem that cooling issues will prevent a...

    It would seem that cooling issues will prevent a turbo engine from being used. It is therefor likely that the entry model will be an updated version of the V8, e.g. with 450hp or a bit more. The V10...
  9. Ok so an increasing number of tuners are able to...

    Ok so an increasing number of tuners are able to flash the M3/M4, whereas Dinan resorts to a piggyback solution.

    Quite a few tuners have increased the new M3/M4 to hp figures that go far beyond...
  10. No surprise there. NA against turbo in a roll-on...

    No surprise there. NA against turbo in a roll-on will obviously favour the torquey turbo cars. The R8 was always conceived for the V10 engine IMO, with the V8 the performance can't keep up with its...
  11. And you know this because? You don't know the...

    And you know this because? You don't know the people affected by the problems (I do), you have not see the turbos (I have), you have never spoken with any of them (I have).

    I really have no idea...
  12. So what? I would be just as annoyed if I still...

    So what? I would be just as annoyed if I still had the RBs and they had the same issue.

    It's not an internet forum issue. It's only discussed there because it's the easiest way to communicate...
  13. I don't know who blows what out of proportion,...

    I don't know who blows what out of proportion, it's the first time I posted anything about this issue. It's a fact that an entire batch of turbos that was sold in German speaking countries was...
  14. That is very good to hear. However, this is...

    That is very good to hear.

    However, this is unfortunately not the view of the people concerned by this problem. They paid a lot for install and the product and ended up with a defective one -...
  15. If these now don't have any oiling issues, that...

    If these now don't have any oiling issues, that would be even better. As this is what effectively destroyed Vargas' reputation in the German market...
  16. I agree...still a shame that almost no natural...

    I agree...still a shame that almost no natural aspirated engines are left.
  17. General: And all of this is surprising because? Only...

    And all of this is surprising because? Only people who've never been on a roadcourse are surprised that an all-out race car is faster than a street car. Whatever the decades of development are...
  18. Pursuant to my information, German tuners have...

    Pursuant to my information, German tuners have been able to flash the N55 of all F-series cars since the beginning of July.
  19. Don't forget the aerodynamics of the 135i are...

    Don't forget the aerodynamics of the 135i are worse than of the M4. Which is an additional explanation why the M4 edges it out on top. Might be different with an E90 / E92 with the same configuration.
  20. Which is exactly why you always need to read...

    Which is exactly why you always need to read these "reviews" quite carefully and think about whether your own criteria correspond to theirs.

    I would wager that the majority of people considering...
  21. Many of the R8 V8 engines (also concerns the RS4)...

    Many of the R8 V8 engines (also concerns the RS4) have quite a bit less than the 420hp they should have on paper. Much of it due to heavyly carbonised intake valves that is a result of the direct...
  22. Looks good. Although the weight reduction of...

    Looks good.

    Although the weight reduction of the V10Plus is something of a chimera as a big part is achieved by using the smaller fuel tank of the R8 V8 model.
  23. The FF is really ugly. But great engine. That V12...

    The FF is really ugly. But great engine. That V12 sound! Ahhh.
  24. But not in the last decade. Not really. If you go...

    But not in the last decade. Not really. If you go to a racetrack in Germany you see loads of E30, E36 and E46 but only very, very few E9x M3. That won't change with their current line-up, as even the...
  25. Porsches are called "dentist beetles" where I...

    Porsches are called "dentist beetles" where I come from. You see them everywhere. Great cars, but not appealing to me personally due to the never-changing design.
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