Audi V12 TDI Le Mans Live at the Geneva Motor Show

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The Audi V12 TDI Le Mans looks a bit different under the Geneva spotlights than in the press shots, but the nonetheless bad child of the Audi stand still looks ravishing in crimson. The 12-cylinder TDI, producing 500 hp and and 737.56 lb-ft of torque is also a sexy beast of tubage and whirly parts. Its 0-to-62 time of just 4.2 seconds is a fine number. Though we're wondering how the boffins can keep the tires from powdering with peak torque at 1,750 RPM. Questions, questions.

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HeeeeyJake
HeeeeyJake

This is definitely the future. We should all get our ears tuned to blowoff valves, high-rev diesel clatter, the 8 shifts of 9-speed automatics, and really sick high-torque driven top speeds.