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Make sure you follow @carthrottlenews for more news in this format - The @audi RS 5 has landed, and it’s more significant than you’d think. The styling, a pretty big departure from what went before, sets the bar for the whole next generation of Audi products. Less Germanic and with a few more curves going on, it’s a bit of a looker. - A new 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 is the spec sheet highlight, cranking out 443 hp at upwards of 6000rpm and a beefy 442lb-ft all the way from 1900rpm to 5000rpm. It’s going to be rapid in pretty much any gear. Audi also reckons that it sounds a lot like the original blown V6 in the B5 RS 4. Cool. - It uses a clever new variable-stroke technology that shortens the compression stroke relative to the power stroke, increasing efficiency via witchcraft and-or optimistic marketing. It also nicks the ‘hot vee’ layout pioneered by the Mercedes F1 car in 2014, where the turbos are located inside the two banks of cylinders. - The top speed can be limited to either 155mph or 174mph, and on the way there it can hit 62mph half a second quicker than the old RS5, at a frankly amazing 3.9 seconds. - But despite the extra performance, fuel economy is up to an official 32.5mpg and emissions are down to 197g-km, helped by a weight loss of up to 60kg depending on final spec. It’s 74mm longer than before, though, and will most likely need the 20-inch wheel options to balance its proportions out. Meagre 19s are standard beneath the arches, which have been flared by an extra 15mm. - Of course, it’s quattro-only, and as far as we can tell it’s never going to have a manual gearbox option. An eight-speed Tiptronic is your lot. The car will be rammed with technology, though, like optional Matrix LED headlights that can maintain main beam (allegedly) without dazzling anyone. - As you’d expect, there are options for Internet connectivity, a WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, there’s a multi-function touchpad and buyers can spec the Virtual Cockpit from the TT.: EXTERIOR INTERIOR IN RS 5201 SOUND SPECS Make sure you follow @carthrottlenews for more news in this format - The @audi RS 5 has landed, and it’s more significant than you’d think. The styling, a pretty big departure from what went before, sets the bar for the whole next generation of Audi products. Less Germanic and with a few more curves going on, it’s a bit of a looker. - A new 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 is the spec sheet highlight, cranking out 443 hp at upwards of 6000rpm and a beefy 442lb-ft all the way from 1900rpm to 5000rpm. It’s going to be rapid in pretty much any gear. Audi also reckons that it sounds a lot like the original blown V6 in the B5 RS 4. Cool. - It uses a clever new variable-stroke technology that shortens the compression stroke relative to the power stroke, increasing efficiency via witchcraft and-or optimistic marketing. It also nicks the ‘hot vee’ layout pioneered by the Mercedes F1 car in 2014, where the turbos are located inside the two banks of cylinders. - The top speed can be limited to either 155mph or 174mph, and on the way there it can hit 62mph half a second quicker than the old RS5, at a frankly amazing 3.9 seconds. - But despite the extra performance, fuel economy is up to an official 32.5mpg and emissions are down to 197g-km, helped by a weight loss of up to 60kg depending on final spec. It’s 74mm longer than before, though, and will most likely need the 20-inch wheel options to balance its proportions out. Meagre 19s are standard beneath the arches, which have been flared by an extra 15mm. - Of course, it’s quattro-only, and as far as we can tell it’s never going to have a manual gearbox option. An eight-speed Tiptronic is your lot. The car will be rammed with technology, though, like optional Matrix LED headlights that can maintain main beam (allegedly) without dazzling anyone. - As you’d expect, there are options for Internet connectivity, a WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, there’s a multi-function touchpad and buyers can spec the Virtual Cockpit from the TT.
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Via @carthrottlenews - It’s really hard to follow Ferrari’s logic with names. Whether we’re talking about road cars or F1 cars, Ferrari has a habit of producing massively inconsistent, convoluted and downright bizarre names. GTC4Lusso springs to mind, but wait until you get a load of the latest one: 812 Superfast. No, I’m not joking. - But let’s not get hung up on the naming choice, as Maranello’s latest front-engine V12 hero - set to make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show - looks to be quite a beast. It’s best thought of as a highly-evolved F12 Berlinetta, and it’s packing - wait for it - 789bhp. Superfast indeed. - It’s all thanks to the 6.5-litre V12 under the bonnet, which has grown by just over 200cc compared to the F12’s engine. It produces 59bhp more than the F12, and 19bhp more than the F12 tdf. Oh, and it makes its peak power at 8500rpm, and peak torque of 530lb ft at 7000rpm. So you’ll need to rev the nuts off it. Can I get a hell yes? - 0-62mph happens in just 2.9 seconds, and it’ll keep going until 211mph if you’re brave enough to keep the throttle pinned. The 1525kg (dry) GT-supercar also comes with an updated version of the ‘Virtual Short Wheelbase’ rear wheel steering tech we first saw on the F12 tdf. - It’s also been given electric power steering, a first for Ferrari. This will probably make a few purists shudder at the mere though, but if anyone can nail EPAS, it’s Maranello. - Also on the electronic assistance menu is the fifth generation of Ferrari’s Side Slip Control. That’s the one that’ll let mere mortals drift their V12 supercar while reducing the risk of finishing upside-down in a ditch. - The exterior represents a noticeable departure from the F12, and we like what we see. It’s a lot more aggressive, and the, erm, unfortunate lines seen on the back of the old car are nowhere to be seen. All sounds jolly fantastic, but we do have to end on a sad note: this is probably the last ‘pure’ V12 car Ferrari will ever make. It’s looking highly likely that whatever succeeds the 812 will be either turbocharged or come with hybrid assistance. If that’s the case, the 812 will make for one hell of a send-off.: A NEWS The Ferrari 812 Superfast Is An 800bhp V12 Hero With A Questionable Name Via @carthrottlenews - It’s really hard to follow Ferrari’s logic with names. Whether we’re talking about road cars or F1 cars, Ferrari has a habit of producing massively inconsistent, convoluted and downright bizarre names. GTC4Lusso springs to mind, but wait until you get a load of the latest one: 812 Superfast. No, I’m not joking. - But let’s not get hung up on the naming choice, as Maranello’s latest front-engine V12 hero - set to make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show - looks to be quite a beast. It’s best thought of as a highly-evolved F12 Berlinetta, and it’s packing - wait for it - 789bhp. Superfast indeed. - It’s all thanks to the 6.5-litre V12 under the bonnet, which has grown by just over 200cc compared to the F12’s engine. It produces 59bhp more than the F12, and 19bhp more than the F12 tdf. Oh, and it makes its peak power at 8500rpm, and peak torque of 530lb ft at 7000rpm. So you’ll need to rev the nuts off it. Can I get a hell yes? - 0-62mph happens in just 2.9 seconds, and it’ll keep going until 211mph if you’re brave enough to keep the throttle pinned. The 1525kg (dry) GT-supercar also comes with an updated version of the ‘Virtual Short Wheelbase’ rear wheel steering tech we first saw on the F12 tdf. - It’s also been given electric power steering, a first for Ferrari. This will probably make a few purists shudder at the mere though, but if anyone can nail EPAS, it’s Maranello. - Also on the electronic assistance menu is the fifth generation of Ferrari’s Side Slip Control. That’s the one that’ll let mere mortals drift their V12 supercar while reducing the risk of finishing upside-down in a ditch. - The exterior represents a noticeable departure from the F12, and we like what we see. It’s a lot more aggressive, and the, erm, unfortunate lines seen on the back of the old car are nowhere to be seen. All sounds jolly fantastic, but we do have to end on a sad note: this is probably the last ‘pure’ V12 car Ferrari will ever make. It’s looking highly likely that whatever succeeds the 812 will be either turbocharged or come with hybrid assistance. If that’s the case, the 812 will make for one hell of a send-off.

Via @carthrottlenews - It’s really hard to follow Ferrari’s logic with names. Whether we’re talking about road cars or F1 cars, Ferrari h...

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