Audi Considering R10 Diesel Supercar

2008 Audi R8 V12 TDI
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When Audi unveiled the R8 V12 TDI concept at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, everyone was impressed by its imposing design and hoped that the diesel supercar would find its way into Audi’s lineup. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and the only V12 TDI model that remains is the Q7 SUV, which is only in the European market.

It looks like the idea isn’t completely off the table yet, as rumors are afloat that Audi is indeed working on a Le Mans-inspired hybrid-diesel supercar that will sit atop its lineup. Audi insiders have suggested that this new model could be called R10 and that it may be offered as a road-going version of the R18 e-Tron quattro.

While no details have been offered on the R10’s diesel engine, one thing is for sure; it won’t be the V-12, as it was deemed too heavy and its 700-plus pound-feet of torque was a little much for Audi’s existing line of transmissions.

Stay tuned for more details on this possible R10 supercar!


Source: AutoCar

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  (341) posted on 11.29.2012

we still have to wait .. unfortunately, we even do not know if it will become reality smiley

  (377) posted on 11.29.2012

must be mine... and this must happen really fast!!!

  (341) posted on 11.29.2012

I’m crazy about the way this vehicle looks. it is my new weakness.

  (397) posted on 11.29.2012

okay. I pretend I did not read what you wrote. even wrote it smiley

  (349) posted on 11.29.2012

oh, oh! do not start several controversies, right?

  (397) posted on 11.29.2012

Well as well as any love, right?smiley

  (349) posted on 11.29.2012

i just found my true love... pretty sad that must be bought with moneysmiley

  (346) posted on 11.29.2012

oh my god! this car looks simply amazing!!!

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