The second-generation Audi R8 is months behind schedule but that hasn't stopped Quattro GmbH managing director Heinz Hollerweger from confirming an R8 RS is under consideration.

The second-generation Audi R8 is months behind schedule but that hasn't stopped Quattro GmbH managing director Heinz Hollerweger from confirming an R8 RS is under consideration.

In an interview with Top Gear, Hollerweger said they're discussing the model and noted it's "very interesting for us."

He was coy on details but suggested the car would use a 5.2-liter V10 engine. Hollerweger went on to say "You can look at a Lamborghini and think of that" which seems to be a cryptic hint about a Huracan rivaling output of 610 PS (448 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque.

Speaking of the Huracan, Hollerweger confirmed the R8 would ride on the same platform but feature different track widths.

He also downplayed the possibility of a manual transmission by saying "There is almost no desire from our customers to have a manual gearbox." Hollerweger went on to say less than five percent of customers order a manual transmission in the current R8.

Hollerweger also confirmed the company is considering a rear-wheel drive R8 special edition for the future.

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