The Corvette was kicking the Audi's butt in the streets, but once they
got on the Autobahn and the Audi kicked it up to 300+ km/h it was no
And this was just a 4.2 liter V8 Audi with the governor removed.
Imagine if it was a W12 Audi with the governor removed or better yet
the upcoming Audi W16.
Here's part 1 of the race.
Here's part 2 of the race, but it's mislabeled part 3.
Here's part 3 of the race, but it's mislabeled part 2.
Hehe - just imagine if all Ay-merican cars weren't the pile of crap we truly
know they are in our heart of hearts...
I say us Yankees get ourselves as many of them little Yurrupian cars as we
can before they cut off our supply!
The one in the video is the base Audi A8 $75k-80,000 version with the
4.2 Liter V8 engine.
That same Audi actually is available with a 6.0 Liter 12 Cylinder W12
But even that engine is no match for the upcoming engine for Audi's new
supercar which is an 8.0 Liter 16 Cylinder W16 engine. That thing is a
You should check out the Audi S8 which has basically the same V10
engine as the Lamborghini Gallardo. The Audi R10 takes it to an even
higher level with a V10 Engine with Twin Turbos.
The Audi W16 with an 8.0 Liter 16 Cylinder Engine is such an insane
supercar that only the Bugatti Veyron and the Barabus TKR are equal or
The most incredible thing about many of these engines is that there's
still tons of room for improvements via mods as they don't even have an
turbos or superchargers in in them.
Now these audis with the excpetion of the R8 and W16 aren't quarter
mile monsters, but all of them will go EXTREMELY EXTREMLY fast when you
remove the governor.
Even the Slower V8 Audis with the governor removed are made more for
crusing at 170-200MPH on Europes extremely long straightaways rather
than drag racing.
I'm sorry to say, but that Audi that was outrunning the C5 Corvette on
the Autobahn was a "Grandfather's Audi".
Marcus Redd wrote:
Yah - our true-blue American concept of "More power? Bigger engine!" vs. the
Euro concept "More power? Better engineering!"
Less "apples and oranges", more "elephants and cheetahs"...
But don't let it get ya down!
The Audi has a lower coefficient of drag than the
Corvette, especially since the 'vette was a convertible
and with the top down. A better comparison would have
been with a Corvette Coupe, although it's Cd is still
higher than the Audi's. The Corvette has a higher Cd
because the body was designed to generate downforce for
high speed turns. You eventually have to turn ;^)
Remember when the first Audi TT's were flying off the
autobahn because they didn't have enough downforce?
Yes, the Corvette uses an "old technology" push-rod
engine, but this was by design. Although it has
greater displacement, it is lighter and more compact
than Audi's more efficient DOHC design. This not only
keeps its weight down, but also keeps the Corvette's
center of gravity low. And the gobs of low-end torque
is a nice benefit too.
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