Audi technical boss Wolfgang Dürheimer says the new supercar "must be something very special and something that bears testament to our victories at Le Mans."
Audi technical boss Wolfgang Dürheimer says the new supercar “must be something very special and something that bears testament to our victories at Le Mans.”
The Le Mans-inspired supercar will allegedly receive the R10 or Scorpion moniker if it will be green-lighted for production as right now “no business decision on series production” has been taken, but they do “hope to create one.” At Audi there are discussions now about the sort of technology to employ and how many cars they can make to make it a viable product.
The engine is an “open question” while the platform hasn’t been finalized yet. To match the Le Mans-winning R18 e-tron quattro, Audi’s new supercar has to be a diesel-electric hybrid but diesels are not popular in North America and China.
Dürheimer along with Porsche’s R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz indirectly said the Audi supercar could borrow tech from the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder, including in-wheel motors and flywheel tech. quattro GmbH Managing Director Franciscus Van Meel previously mentioned “If we make this car, it will be the absolute best supercar and completely different in concept to the R8.”
Note: Audi R10 artist rendering pictured