I’ve never seen specs, but it’s always referenced in the reviews
They always seem to mention it as a terrible thing because it makes RPMs drop in between gear changes.
Yes, maybe that’s because you’re a ham fisted journalist who is good at holding a keyboard rather than a gear shift. Of course the gated R8 shifter setup is a little tougher, but come on. The benny’s of an LWFW were not lost on quattro when they designed the car.
At least Automobile magazine always liked the LWFW
Read more: http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/12_month_car_reviews/0911_2008_audi_r8_4_2_wrapup/#ixzz2lisEW4Vn
[quote][b][i]Anyway, Audi’s new R8 shares the RS4’s engine, albeit with a couple of small changes. First, it has different intake and exhaust paths due to its mid-engine layout. Then, its dry-sump lubrication system allows the engine to be mounted lower in the chassis, permitting the use of a smaller, and lighter, flywheel.
The lightened flywheel is evident as soon as you turn the key. The R8’s V-8 revs much more quickly than the RS4’s. So quickly, in fact, that it seems the flywheel must be made of helium. Teensy little prods of the throttle result in huge surges of revs, with sharp barks of anger shooting out of the short exhaust pipes.
Read more: http://www.automobilemag.com/features/0704_audi_r8_rs4_dyno_test/#ixzz2lisQrdQf
Gee, wonder why JHM made one for our cars? Shocking that literally NOBODY ELSE BOTHERED.