Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan fitted with a Super- and Turbocharged Five-Cylinder engine looks a possibility now
Could there be a Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 equipped with a five-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged engines on the cards? Well, it looks a sure possibility looking at the comments made by Ulrich Hackenberg, the Audi technical head and also the debut of the Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept at the VW Group Wörthersee festival with a similar engine.
Currently, a 5.2 Liter V-10 naturally aspirated engine powers both the Lamborghini Huracan and the Audi R8, and neither of them offers other engine options. This was rather confirmed by the Audi Quattro GmbH CEO, Peter Hollerweger during the pre-launch of the R8, as he assured that the second generation supercar won’t be offered with a V-8 variant.
Stephan Winkelmann, the Lamborghini president, however, agreed that big engines for supercars have been stifled by Asian tax rules. Then there was the hint from Hackenberg that both the Audi R8 and the Lamborghini shall have to take up a smaller and charged up engine if they need to accomplish their sales prospects, particularly in China. The Volkswagen Group till recent time has not produced such a powerplant that could fit the requirement of the R8 or Lamborghini in terms of strength and character.
But the entire exchange was changed when the TT Clubsport Turbo concept was shown by Audi. The debutant car has a 2.5 Liter 5-cylinder engine which is turbocharged and supercharged generating tremendous 600-horses of power and 479 pounds of thrust. In the TT Clubsport Turbo engine, the bottom-end response is boosted by a supercharger which is operated electrically which sufficiently removes inertia and turbo lag.
We saw a similar system in the RS5 TDI concept which we also reviewed in July the previous year, and the same system will also be introduced with the diesel engine of Audi SQ7 within a year.