Audi considering R10 diesel hybrid supercar

Bembli Design Audi R10 facelift rendering 23.03.2011
Bembli Design Audi R10 facelift rendering 23.03.2011 / Bembli Design

Sitting above the R8

Audi is considering a diesel hybrid supercar which would be slotted above the R8.

Set to rival the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari's Enzo replacement, this Audi hypercar could wear the R10 moniker and feature some tech developed for the 2012 R18 e-tron that managed to win this year's Le Mans.

Audi technical development chief Wolfgang Durheimer gave an interview to Auto Express saying "there is definitely room for a super sports car above the R8" and if they would make it a diesel hybrid "it could be a hot-seller".

It could provide a combined power output of about 700 hp (522 kW) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque that would enable it to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in three seconds and hit a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h).

Source: Audi via autoexpress.co.uk

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taliz taliz
The R18 is impressive no doubt. But have you heard the noise it makes in the cockpit? It's terrible to say the least. Obviously all race cars are noisy on board, but the diesel sound is unfortunately not very suitable to a supercar, no matter how muted it is.
Nov 24th, 2012 3:26pm
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hunker7 hunker7
Have you heard the noise it makes on the track? ; no you have not, because there is none.
Nov 24th, 2012 8:16pm
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wcfuser14308 wcfuser14308
a very unique and desirable creation! Would take it in any color and even if it has only some forward visibility. Hope it makes it into production as such, and would like to see it in the proportions of the big GT's like Bentley GT, Vanquish...
Nov 24th, 2012 2:12pm
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quattrosport quattrosport
A supercar with a diesel engine is like a swiss wacht with a quartz movement. It works fine but it sucks !!! No prestige at all, that's the way it is. Period. 8000-9000 RPM, that's a supercar.
Nov 24th, 2012 10:51am
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hunker7 hunker7
at this point I am wondering, have you ever seen R18 in action?
Nov 24th, 2012 11:50am
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efgh efgh
i totally agree with quattrosport and i am totally disappointed with the readers thumbing him down. you guys dont have a clue about cars if you believe that diesel (let alone diesel hybrid) is proper for a supercar. it is indeed like a patek philippe quartz...
Nov 25th, 2012 11:34pm
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dmanero dmanero
Now that would be interesting to see. Though not too sure about the Diesel part, but a hybrid or pure electric supercar, might be beneficial in todays market.
Nov 24th, 2012 4:34am
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hunker7 hunker7
can't wait to see R18 replacement. about this; have to agree with EMBJATI85
Nov 24th, 2012 1:30am
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benz_man benz_man
This sounds pretty epic! I hope it makes it to production...
Nov 24th, 2012 1:22am
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Microice Microice
why didnt they ever make that R8 V12 TDI concept? would be interesting but i doubt it will happen coz of the competition at that price
Nov 24th, 2012 12:55am
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benz_man benz_man
Cause the weight of that iron V12 could sink a small ship...
Nov 24th, 2012 1:21am
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edd_lg edd_lg
It's interesting how VW encourages competition between their own brands.
Nov 24th, 2012 12:39am
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god please make this happen
Nov 23rd, 2012 10:34pm
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tumbo tumbo
Nov 24th, 2012 12:35am
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