Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi's foray into the super car game has proven to be quite popular with the inconspicuous crowd that have previously shied away from Lamborghini. Today, we'll look at the Brucegasmic innards of the Audi R8.

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Audi R8: Supercar Teardown

Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Audi R8 features a massaged all-aluminum 32-valve 420 horsepower, 317 ft lbs of torque, 4.2 liter FSI V8 from the B7 Audi RS4 über sports sedan. It's mature, unassuming demeanor makes it the perfect mid-engined alternative to the ever-evolving Porsche 911 and has proven to be quite popular with the editors from this outfit as well as Wall Street money men now that it's viewed as unpopular to cruise Manhattan in much more raucous Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

What you're looking at today is the delicate and involved process of removing and replacing the air conditioning compressor, requiring the heart of Bruce to be removed for our own personal enjoyment. (Hat Tip To Gareth!)

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