The future of Audi's Le Mans-inspired supercar is doubt as the company's head of technical development has downplayed the project.

The future of Audi's Le Mans-inspired supercar is doubt as the company's head of technical development has downplayed the project.

Speaking to Autocar, Ulrich Hackenberg said the model was an “an interesting idea but not a priority”. He declined to elaborate but the car was a pet project of his predecessor, Wolfgang Dürheimer, who was reportedly ousted for opposing electric vehicles like the R8 e-tron.

As we have previously reported, the model - rumored to be codenamed Scorpion - was expected to be based on the R18 e-tron quattro. Little else is known about the car but it could have used a 100 bhp (74 kW) electric motor and a turbocharged 3.7-liter V6 diesel engine with 600 bhp (447 kW).

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