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B5 4.2 V8

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by rasA4, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. rasA4
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    [Apr 16, 2008]
    as i do not want to highjack Siena's great threat on his project RS4 sedan. i was interested in the 4.2 V8 pic he had on his thread, i have managed to find the other pictures here they are

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    Hmm thats looks like an interesting hybrid of a B5 also liking the fact in the top pic it looks RWD.... Now that is high on my wish list of B5 mods :o.k:
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    Is it not using quattro? the badge is on the grill
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    SmoothAssault Will design for mods

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    You'd need to be able to go fast if your car looked that ugly. Talk about a bad plastic surgery job; that front end looks terrible.
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    Yes, that front end is rough.
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    Nice find, that grille does not suit at all!!

    Makes it look like a Chinese replica.
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    [Apr 17, 2008]
    Looks like a Lexus with an Audi grille
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    you'd think after all that work cosworth engineering would atleast put the tail pipes on straight. :shrug:
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    I must say, i do like the new RS4 in white.

    There's an RS4 avant near me with black wheels and it looks the nuts. :o.k:
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    Why spends so much and let it all down with a nasty grill and wonky exhaust. Bet it goes well though.
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    The front grill reminded me of a photoshops preview I saw a while ago on what the new B6's front might look like (before it was launched). The only difference being I reckon the photoshopped version looked better.

    I wonder what performance figures she gives.
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    I guess it wasn't meant to look pretty - the car must have been dismantled after they'd run their tests.

    Just purely for R&D.
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    [Apr 17, 2008]
    These are the DVLA details held for that car are:

    The details for S4 CTL are:

    Date of Liability: 01:03:2001
    Date of First registration: 23:03:2000
    Year of Manufacture: 1998
    Cylinder Capacity (cc): 2,671cc
    CO2 Emissions: Not Available
    Fuel Type: Petrol
    Export Marker: Not Aplicable
    Vehicle Status: Unlicensed
    Vehicle Colour: White ​
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    So, it was on the road for just a year. Didn't sell till 2 years after manufacture either.
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    And it was registered with the wrong engine size... Bad Audi! :whip:
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    It was probably registered way before the conversion. Bear in mind, a new car is usually supplied with a year's road tax.

    Though, if the car was tested in a private facility, and dismantled shortly after, it wouldn't have needed to have the new engine details ammended.
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    hiltoa VAG erfahren

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    [Apr 18, 2008]
    I seem to remember seeing those pictures or similar in Auto Express years ago with a strapline along the lines of "S4 to get V8 power to beat M3"...

    ...maybe :confused:
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    looks like they needed the nose job to get the engine to fit?

    pretty ugly, but i bet it can shift!
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    [Apr 19, 2008]
    just read the other thread, this is the case..
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