Rumor: Audi R8 RS in the works

Article by Christian A., on September 13, 2010

Although there are no official details regarding an addition to the R8 range, it appears that Audi is currently working on an RS version of its sports car. According to autoexpress, the new vehicle was spotted outside the Nurburgring test track in Germany wearing motorsport-sourced parts pointing to an even faster R8.

The car features motorsport-style stripes and an all-new ground-hugging front splitter and side skirts, a plastic engine cover and huge side air intakes, borrowed from the R8 LMS racing car.

Furthermore, the prototype features a new exhaust system found on the centre of the rear bumper (just like the Ferrari F430 Scuderia).

The kit was completed by the huge brakes. Regarding the power of the engine, no details are available but sources says that the new car could get a power boost of up to 600 hp.

The standard version of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro is powered by a 5.2-liter, ten-cylinder (V10) engine delivering 386 kW (525 hp) and 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque.

It can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.9 seconds, to 200 km/h (124.27 mph) in 8.1 seconds, while the top speed achieved is 316 km/h (196.35 mph).

The R8 V10 with R tronic gets by on an average of 13.7 liters per 100 km (17.17 US mpg). Expect the new Audi R8 RS to be even faster, but not as fuel-efficient as the standard version!

Topics: audi, audi r8, sports car

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Ever since the Regera premiered in 2016, Koenigsegg has been firm about increasing its coverage around the globe. Part of the idea was to ask its employees in Angelholm to...
by - February 21, 2017
There is no harm in admitting that both the conventional and the hybrid versions of the Lexus LC 500 are real stunners when it comes to its exterior styling. Even...
by - February 21, 2017
Jaguar is placing three new Ingenium engines on the F-Pace crossover, XF saloon and XE sedan for the 2018 model year. According to Jaguar’s recent announcement, the updates will also...
by - February 21, 2017
After Volkswagen snagged Toyota’s crown as the world’s best-selling automaker, there’s no stopping the Japanese manufacturer from dominating the hybrid arena. As of January 31st , Toyota’s increasing global unit...
by - February 21, 2017
There is no denying that the performance versions of the Jaguar F-Type and the Land Rover Range Rover are definitely hot – both in terms of looks and road dynamics....
by - February 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries