Report: Audi R10 gets green light for production

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 30, 2014

The Audi R8 a.k.a. company’s halo car is about to be replaced by a much faster model, which will take on hypercars such as the McLaren P1, LaFerrari or the Porsche 918 Spyder. Dubbed the Audi R10, the new hypercar was reportedly green-lighted for production according to Swedish sources.

The latest reports indicate that the new R10 will arrive with a 6.0-liter V10 petrol engine that will deliver up to 850 hp, but if necessary the engine will be combined with hybrid tech in order to generate up to 1,000 hp.

The engine will also be fuel-efficient and will get cylinder deactivation tech, which will transform it into a smaller V6. When it comes to price, the Audi R10 is expected to cost the same as the Porsche 918 Spyder. Regarding the design, Audi’s upcoming R10 will be inspired by the R18 Le Mans race car, which means that its design will be noticed everywhere.

Production will be limited but it is too early to talk about numbers. Currently, the Audi R8 is the only supercar found in the company’s lineup and the most powerful version is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that generates 525 hp (386 kW) and 530 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

The engine is bolted to a 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission and power is delivered to the road via the permanent all-wheel drive Quattro system. The R8 V10 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, while top speed is 314 km/h or 195 mph. [source: automotorsport.se]

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