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

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Comments (14)

 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.
November 24, 2012 8:26 am
 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...
November 24, 2012 7:12 am
 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.
November 24, 2012 3:51 am
 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.
November 23, 2012 9:34 pm
 hunker7 hunker7
can't wait to see R18 replacement. about this; have to agree with EMBJATI85
November 23, 2012 6:30 pm
 benz_man benz_man
This sounds pretty epic! I hope it makes it to production...
November 23, 2012 6:22 pm
 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
November 23, 2012 5:55 pm
 edd_lg edd_lg
It's interesting how VW encourages competition between their own brands.
November 23, 2012 5:39 pm
god please make this happen
November 23, 2012 3:34 pm