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Very hot R8 pics....

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the word nn the r8 that burnt out at the ring was to do with the fact that it was a v10 they were testing, that as they found needed additional cooling

wonder what happened here?

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Oh dear crazy.gif I wonder if was a 4.2 customer's car or a development car being tested. Either way it's obviously not good. You'd have thought by now they'd have sussed the cooling issue.

Of course they could be totally unrelated electical, loose fuel/oil pipe etc incidents but two cars up in flames and all over forums isn't good either way.

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EEK2.GIF

the word nn the r8 that burnt out at the ring was to do with the fact that it was a v10 they were testing, that as they found needed additional cooling

wonder what happened here?

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r8talk forum has the lowdown....allegedly a fuel leak caused this little lot. shocked.gif

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It's now been officially confirmed that this car was indeed a twin-turbo V10 test mule, and that this idea has now been shelved in favour of a n/a V10 with 500+ hp.

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It's now been officially confirmed that this car was indeed a twin-turbo V10 test mule, and that this idea has now been shelved in favour of a n/a V10 with 500+ hp.

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i thought that was the plan all along...

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Instead of 580 bhp like the RS6 it'll 'only' have 520bhp.

That'll be slow then! coffee.gif

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The RS6 is supposed to be over 2 tonnes EEK2.GIF and the R8 is about 1.5 tonnes, IIRC, so that thing will fly 169144-ok.gif

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