Das Touring Meister
Posted: 20 May 2010
The engine is a dry-sumped, normally aspirated 4.0-litre V8, equipped with mandatory intake air restrictors, and makes 460bhp and 370lb ft of torque. It's mounted some distance behind the front axle, which in turn means the centrally mounted driver's seat is located in the middle of what would be the rear bench in a stock A4. (It really is the weirdest thing to sit in, but I'll come back to that.) The transmission is a beefy six-speed sequential, harnessed to a triple-plate carbon-fibre clutch. Steering is by servo-assisted rack and pinion, and there's double-wishbone suspension front and rear, using a pushrod spring and damper unit and adjustable gas-pressurised dampers.