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04-08-2015 01:45 PM
John Zoom It's possible, only takes money and time. You can also change your V8 to high rev BNS V8 from RS4, and use APR TVS1740 supercharged system. Totally output 600hp+ and only cost less than 30k.
04-08-2015 01:29 PM
Ians touareg It is definitely shorter than a 5 cylinder, the two outermost cylinders are about a 1/2 a cylinder bigger than a 3 pot at each end, about the same length of a four pot or a V8, which can be thrown into the engine bay by the looks of things.

I have been giving this a bit of thought, I don't think the turbochargers could be fitted like the W12 has them in the vid. I have come to the conclusion that there isn't room to fit the Turbos higher up, the V10 cylinder heads would be in the way, I think the V10 has a different angle between the two banks that makes it wider than the W12.
04-08-2015 09:01 AM
nickm I think you are correct...the W12 is based on two VR6s (hence the W). The 5.2 V10 is based on two of the 2.5L inline 5s.

I'm not sure if the VR6 is shorter than an inline 5...but the original purpose of the VR6 was to fit a 6 cyl in the length of a 4 cyl engine compartment...back the the 2.8L VR6 days
04-08-2015 05:16 AM
Ians touareg I love the way the turbos are placed, how have he done that ? if he can do that on a W12 then we can do it on a V10 (secretly I am thinking that the W12 is shorter engine by probably two pistons length). I think it is just a little longer than the V6 engine.
04-08-2015 12:24 AM
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04-06-2015 01:30 PM
Ians touareg
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Shouldn't need a new gearbox. The same gearbox in the R50 handles 627 ft. lb. of torque just fine.
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Thank you. I will get it done though, modest increase in BHP and a good increase in torque too.
04-06-2015 01:22 PM
Perry01
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Personal choice stay away from the tubbies go for the W12 NA. Fewer problems and the cheaper option. Assuming you can get a W12 and gearbox for the right price, but as I was crucified because I want to re map my V10, why, the gearbox wont take it, I am a wanker and whatever else you would like to call me, then the answer is why? If it comes down to sound, just put a straight through exhaust. with a solenoid switch to route the exhaust either straight through or via the Mufflers. Many old rodders did that as a simple way of switching from street to track.
Shouldn't need a new gearbox. The same gearbox in the R50 handles 627 ft. lb. of torque just fine.
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04-06-2015 10:55 AM
Ians touareg Personal choice stay away from the tubbies go for the W12 NA. Fewer problems and the cheaper option. Assuming you can get a W12 and gearbox for the right price, but as I was crucified because I want to re map my V10, why, the gearbox wont take it, I am a wanker and whatever else you would like to call me, then the answer is why?

If it comes down to sound, just put a straight through exhaust. with a solenoid switch to route the exhaust either straight through or via the Mufflers. Many old rodders did that as a simple way of switching from street to track.
04-06-2015 10:32 AM
Nissan231 my head hurts just trying to imagine the wiring problems that you would have to deal with.
04-06-2015 08:44 AM
nickm Rule of thumb is don't build what you can buy. In this case you certainly can't buy it and it sure would be sexy as hell to have a Lamborghini/R8/S6/S8 V10 under the hood.

Obviously the gasoline powered 5.2 normally aspirated V10 found in the aforementioned vehicles has nothing at all in common with the 5.0 V10 twin turbo TDI.

Plug and play would be a stretch...There will very likely be some serious work involved. That said you'd end up with an exceptionally unique vehicle.

If it was my dime however, I'd go with a W12 swap. Rationale is that it absolutely fits, parts diagrams exist for this exact configuration, parts themselves can be ordered through a VW dealer, there isn't any engineering involved. If you want to talk plug and play, this would be as close as you can get for an engine swap. IMO the W12 sound trumps the 5.2 V10 sound....and the W12 resides in the Bentley . If you're feeling ambitious, go with the twin turbo W12 out of a Continental. If you want something less insane, get the normally aspirated W12 out of an A8 or Phaeton.
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