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2016 Audi R20 to be a street-legal LeMans car - report

 2016 Audi R20 to be a street-legal LeMans car - report
Audi R18 e-Tron hybrid quattro 29.02.2012

Could have a diesel-electric powertrain

Quattro GmbH Managing Director Franciscus Van Meel has already said Audi's upcoming diesel-electric supercar would topple the McLaren P1, but new details are starting to emerge about the mysterious model.

Automobile Magazine is reporting the car - which could be called the R20 - will be a street-legal LeMans car with a small single-frame grille, vertical LED headlights and an adjustable rear wing which could function as an air brake. It could also have gullwing doors, active aerodynamics and a full-length tailfin that mimics the one used on the R18 race car.

Inside, we can expect a "black panel center display" and active sport seats with four-point harnesses.

Power could be provided by a twin-turbo V6 TDI engine and two electric motors that drive the front wheels. This setup could give the model a combined output of roughly 700 HP (515 kW). We can also expect torque vectoring technology, e-quattro all-wheel drive and a limited electric-only range.

The car could be unveiled at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and go into production in 2016. Production is expected to be limited to just 100 to 250 units.

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Comments (13)

 StewartSorensen StewartSorensen
The only* problem/challenge i see with this is visibility - never the less it would love to see one clearing the Autobahn and everybody going WTF !. And with this kind of car you properly donĀ“t have to look much backwards except when parking and that would possible only happen in a private garage.
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December 29, 2012 3:11 pm
 EdBacau EdBacau
Why the hell do they have to make it a hybrid ? It would be a lot faster and nimbler and more fun to drive without all the added weight, and also a lot better for the environment.
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December 22, 2012 5:41 am
 Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
How is this going to meet the new EU noise standards? Hopefully they'll bring some units to the US, which I doubt.
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December 22, 2012 5:16 am
 VladimirMMalkin VladimirMMalkin
Sounds fascinating, i would love to know how the chassis will be set up and what materials they will use.
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December 22, 2012 3:14 am
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
be sick to have id rock one for sure
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December 22, 2012 12:33 am
 taliz taliz
Have you heard the on board noise on these things? It's terrible to say the least.
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December 21, 2012 6:14 pm