Audi considering R10 diesel hybrid supercar

 Audi considering R10 diesel hybrid supercar
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

Related Articles

Add comment

subscribe to comments
comment rules Add comment

Comments (14)

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 24, 2012 8:26 am
1 1
Have you heard the noise it makes on the track? ; no you have not, because there is none.
Nov 24, 2012 1:16 pm
1 1
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 24, 2012 7:12 am
0 0
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 24, 2012 3:51 am
2 4
at this point I am wondering, have you ever seen R18 in action?
Nov 24, 2012 4:50 am
5 2
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 25, 2012 4:34 pm
0 2
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 23, 2012 9:34 pm
1 5
can't wait to see R18 replacement. about this; have to agree with EMBJATI85
Nov 23, 2012 6:30 pm
0 1
This sounds pretty epic! I hope it makes it to production...
Nov 23, 2012 6:22 pm
1 1
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 23, 2012 5:55 pm
0 0
Cause the weight of that iron V12 could sink a small ship...
Nov 23, 2012 6:21 pm
2 2
It's interesting how VW encourages competition between their own brands.
Nov 23, 2012 5:39 pm
3 0
god please make this happen
Nov 23, 2012 3:34 pm
6 4
Nov 23, 2012 5:35 pm
1 1