Audi’s flagship sports car the R8, has been fitted with a 6.0L V12 (can also be found in the Audi Q7 TDi V12 Diesel.). This V12 is a close relative of the engine found in the R10 Diesel Race car. Which has won twice at Le Mans. This car will shatter negative perceptions some consumers may have about diesel cars. This V12 Produces 500 horsepower and 738lb-ft of torque, and all that power is put down on all four wheels with Quattro permanent all-wheel drive. It can rocket from zero to 62 in 4.2 Seconds, and still manage to get up to 23 combined city/hwy MPG. It meets the most extreme emissions standards in Europe. This Diesel R8 V12 TDi is still a concept, but it has a high probability to become a production model. I can’t think of a better way to change opinions about diesels then with a 186mph super car.