Diesel-powered supercar from Audi

Audi has announced a new 5.5-litre V12 engine for its R8 supercar developing a 550bhp and with a top speed of around 200mph.   But it’s not the engine so much as what it runs on that has the whole world talking about it.   For the R8 TDI is the world’s first diesel-powered supercar, a concept that even five years ago would have been unthinkable.   But so great have the advances in diesel technology been that now you can have the power and refinement of petrol with the better economy and lower emissions of a diesel.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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