China always derives special treatment from the carmakers, just like the extended wheelbase versions of sedan and so on. Expectedly, this new is not too different from the given condition, and a source confirmed the People Republic will get a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine fitted inside the very muscular Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan.
The decision is taken by VW Group to go for this new venture in the bay as a result for the heavy taxation on bigger engine displacements in Asia. But it is very disappointing to imagine a Lamborghini Huracan with such drivetrain in place of the rowdy V10 engine.
Audi has already portrayed TT Clubsport Turbo with the 2.5-liter motor with electric boost that churns out 600PS of max power and 650NM of torque, enough to pull either of the cars with same excitement, but with smaller displacement of ‘less excitement’.
However, the fun and experience of driving a naturally aspirated engine is really out of this world, and that is even explained better by one of the top hats of Audi. As the small motors need electric boosting even after turbocharged, the weight is suffered due to the additional kerb of battery pack, which further dilutes the thrill of performance, he commented
Hence, during the recent past Audi too was compelled with the weak demand of V8 and as result it dropped it from the lineup for pushing more the bigger displacements. So, it could become possible for the maker to sell R8 with a 2.5-litre.