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    • Dear Strictly Performance Motorsports, swapping an LT4 into an R8 isn't fixing it, it's dumb as f@#k

      Removing the V10 from an Audi R8 and swapping in an LT4 is stupid. It's idiotic. It's moronic. Take your pick. It is a good way to troll for attention though and that is exactly what Strictly Performance Motorsports is doing here as the LT4 is not an upgrade but the exact opposite.


      First of all, the LT4 utilizes a tiny Eaton TVS1740 which is undersized for the application. The C7 Z06 is well known for heat soak issues and GM themselves ditched the baby blower for a TVS2650 on the C7 ZR1.

      Maybe they would have an argument using an LT5 which at least approaches the technological superiority offered by the Audi 5.2 V10. The LT5 at least features dual-injection courtesy of both direct and port fuel injection systems. The same as the 5.2 V10.

      The LT5 does not rev nearly as high though and the OHV single cam design is not nearly as advanced. The V10 heads flow much better up top to boot.

      That is why the R8 can produce 610 horsepower in naturally aspirated form and makes much more power per pound of boost. If interested in performance, this is what you can get out of the V10:


      They were making over 3000 horsepower over three years ago. What in the hell do you want an LT4 for? Because you like inferior/cheaper motors with ancient technology? Maybe they just happened to have it laying around?

      Huracan/R8 drivetrains are running 7's at over 187 miles per hour:


      What is your LT4 powered R8 going to do other than sit there looking and sounding inferior in comparison? You aren't beating that with an LT4 swap. Ever.

      Plus to even get close you have to take the supercharger off once again making the LT4 pointless and once again making starting with an LT5 make more sense. The LT5 will need turbos too by the way if it is even going to try to challenge the top Lambo/R8 V10 builds so you might as well put the swap money toward some big twins. Not to mention you will not have to deal with any unforeseen electronic, fitment, or tuning issues.

      Quote Originally Posted by Strictly Proven Motorsports
      Tired of waiting for GM to come out with the C8 Corvette? We got you! Combining German Engineering with a Corvette LT4 powerplant, We present to you the Audi C8. Basically, we fixed the Audi R8 by removing the 5.2L V10. Now Audi owners can wear their New Balance shoes and Jean Shorts at all the Corvette meets. You're welcome.
      LOL everyone can relax. It's all a big joke.






      This article was originally published in forum thread: Dear Strictly Performance Motorsports, swapping an LT4 into an R8 isn't fixing it, it's dumb as f@#k started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 6 Comments
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Yikes... salty much? I enjoy a swap regardless of what it is.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Yikes... salty much? I enjoy a swap regardless of what it is.
        It's written as seriously as one should take this swap.
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Ok is this a joke or what?
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        I just noticed the last line as well. I thought it would have been pretty cool. You could probably find a V8 r8 with a toasted motor dirt cheap.
      1. fairbird's Avatar
        fairbird -
        Lots of talk about this joke lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fairbird Click here to enlarge
        Lots of talk about this joke lol
        That was their whole goal. It worked.