Despite pumping out 500hp and 1,000Nm (737lb-ft) of torque, in the R8 concept the monster engine is mated to a humble Audi A4 gearbox. The guys from AutoWeek, who were invited to take the concept for a test spin, claimed the car was easy to drive although they couldn’t take it beyond 50mph because of the gearbox. They report that there’s a 50-50 chance the car will make production and that the only major modifications needed is a new gearbox and a repositioning of the firewall to make enough room for the engine.
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