With Audi coming out with the more powerful version of the R8 super car, the question that remains to be answered is whether the extra output from a Lamborghini V10 is enough to make up for the additional weight generated by a pair of extra pistons and all the hardware to keep them pumping up and down in harmony with the rest of the internal combustion unit. So to answer the question of whether the 5.2 really is greater than the 4.2, the blokes at iMotor have put the pair through an assortment of tests that include straight line acceleration, handling and even sound to determine if an extra air of pistons is worth the extra quid.

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3 comments:

  (765) posted on 01.12.2010

Yeah maybe Uncia’s right. They forgot to mention the difference of reliability of both engine system but IMO, the engine system depends on the reprogramming so I guess the reliability that you want to impose may depend on the tweaking process to do on the ECU of a car.

  (571) posted on 12.15.2009

There was a time when the favorite among the favorites have to compete. Of course I will not question the speed of Lamborghini, it’s classic by the way. As for Audi, also the speed is there but definitely can’t upset the reigning V10.

Uncia  (868) posted on 12.7.2009

So what if it’s faster? They fail to mention the reliability difference between the two. The Lambo’s V10 is a notoriously unreliable engine and in fact has the worst warranty in the world, whereas even a Toyota-lover like me knows that Audi’s 4.2 V8 is one of the greatest engines in terms of both power and reliability ever built.

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