New details have emerged about Audi's supercar which has big chances of entering production.
While previous rumors hinted at an R20 moniker, it seems Audi's range-topping model will get the R10 name which sounds more logical. It will have a diesel-electric hybrid setup and a dual clutch automatic transmission, along with an updated torque-vectoring-assisted quattro AWD system.
Chances are we will see the car in a concept form this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it is believed there is a strong possibility of reaching production. Reports are indicating an in-depth revised version of the V6 3.0-liter diesel engine, a new type of carbon fiber monocoque and R18-inspired styling cues.
The conventional engine will be uprated from 309 hp (230 kW) and 479 lb-ft (649 Nm) to 420 hp (313 kW) and 515 lb-ft (697 Nm). The power boost will be possible through a new induction system and crankcases, as well as lighter internals. It will work together with two brushless electric motors installed within the front axle which will motivate the wheels in the front. The combined output of the Audi R10 is estimated at more than 600 hp (447 kW) and 737 lb-ft (998 Nm).