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Additional Details About Upcoming Audi Diesel-Electric Supercar Released

Just a few weeks ago, the first rumors regarding a brand new Audi supercar to sit above the R8 and top out the current Audi lineup began to surface, but at that early stage very little was known about the car.

However, the boss of Audi gmbh, Franciscus Van Meel recently broke his silence on the matter when speaking to AutoExpress and has released additional details about this upcoming supercar.

Prior to today we suspected that the new Audi “R10” would essentially be a road-going version of Audi’s Le Mans-winning R18 e-Tron quattro and Van Meel has confirmed that these reports were in fact quite accurate stating, “If we make this car it will be the absolute best supercar, and completely different in concept to the R8.”

When asked whether the new R10 would be better than the upcoming McLaren P1, Van Meel responded with a resounding “yes”. Such a statement may seem very outlandish at such an early stage in a car’s development, but if anyone can match it with the new P1, Ferrari Enzo successor and the Porsche 918 Spyder, then Audi could be the brand for the job.

Unfortunately for Audi however, it is at least four years behind all the aforementioned competitors meaning any possible R10 could be launched after the mid-life facelifts of the 918 Spyder, F70 and P1.

Nevertheless, the combined power output is set to be in excess of 700hp with over 1,000Nm of torque being on tap. When combined with a lightweight body and advanced electronics borrowed from Audi’s Le Mans-winning cars, the R10 could hit 100km/h in less than 3.0 seconds and a top speed beyond 200mph (320km/h).

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  1. @Pit: Unfortunately, it seems as though the age of the traditional supercar is over. I don’t know why Audi/Porsche/McLaren/Ferrari have decided to go down the hybrid route (the only logical reason for a hybrid/diesel is to save money on fuel, though I doubt supercar owners are worried about their gas budget), but it indeed a sad time we live in. The escalating horsepower war would be better solved using some form of forced-air induction rather than a heavy hybrid system, but the likely cause of the diesel/electric is the current geopolitical climate, despite the fact that electric and hybrid systems are often times not as eco-friendly as we would like to believe.
    Today, the supercar is disappearing. How soon will it be until the internal combustion engine goes with it?

  2. “geopolitical climate” ??? well…

    I work in the industrie of sustainability of our planet/solar system workings which largly operates off of our human consciousness side of things being processes (thoughts emotions actions etc etc all genererate energy (like fuel for your car) (Hermetics is the industrie to study, schooling to this and all things)..

    So why it is the worlds best thing to consider/care what pollution does to our planet and beyond it is another thing to study the positives it has as well, zig zag effect.

    In the mean time it does (consider/care) ………… (can’t say) and then there is also the economy side of things that the greenies like to do being that it brings up more buso (employment = learning)

    Then one soon learns of the opposite effect of most things (it’s always more of a positive effect at the end of it all), until one learns of course the rule where it “only does what you let it do”.

    Seems like a wacko comment but one soons learns this when one studys the human mind..

    So with those at the height of Automotive Becoming more Aware of the advantages of so-called pollution i think (know) they will be around for alot longer to come…

    So wont be long before those “pollution” gases coming out of our exhausts pipes at WOT :), will be recycled back through the combustion engine..wont be hard to do at all!

    So now the thing is to study the zig zag effect of why they are going down the electric hybrid systems path.

    Be utilised my bet in another area some where, zig zag effect..

    The world runs off zig zag effect so as to gain the processes from a common process making many processes (as many know Hermetics :)), and yet develops the zig zag effect (another area) being that like technology/learning againing for another area, one thing leads to another develops anew train/path of thought..

    But dont get me wrong it is a good thing to develope more effecient ways to move our world forward, race cars yeahish (develops) but supercars nar not for me!…

  3. @Pit

    “So why it is the worlds best thing to consider/care what pollution does to our planet and beyond it is another thing to study the positives it has as well, zig zag effect.”

    In my opinion there are few reasons for this green concers:

    1 Long term electric cars “Fuel” control costs, petrol/diesel in the last 10 years haven’t stoped rising, low class/middle class are very angry with this contious gas price increase, that is pressing more and more their wallets.

    2 Arab countries & OPEP dependence. Lack of confidence on those countries hich control the higher part of the petrol reserves.

    3 Pollution. City pollution is increasing respiration diseases, and destroys also cities arquitecture, that has increased pedestrian zones in old city district to prevent degradation of buildings.

    4 From the point of view of industry, newer cars will force to renew the current automobile fleet, so this will reactivate car sales

    5 Last week the kyoto protocol was renewed, this pushes brands to lower their emissions by countries laws (Countries pay or gain per emisions, its famous why developed countries pay undeveloped countries to purchase their rights to emit Carbon dioxide)

    ….

  4. Hardest thing in the world is to explain my work more importantaly how it all happens…

    The system is designed so as to gain more and more knowledge/technology, does’nt mean we dont go backwards(ish) in engineering in time in areas.

    The system is designed to get the most out of human consciousness for sustainability of our universe the Automotive industrie is in areas as good as it gets.

    So it gets the processes (more thoughts/emotions confrontations etc included = energy) so as sustainability of our world universe workings is maintained, more the same processes greater the effect being why the automotive industrie gets hit alot, so as to generate these processes.

    Being the other side of it also allows us to gain alot more knowledge/technology advances at a more effecient rate, then that technology gets put back into another area zig zag effect (houseing etc) at the same time doing the above, it’s a win win..

    Thats why this area(s) is designed to be as it is so as to do the above..

    “3 Pollution. City pollution is increasing respiration diseases, and destroys also cities arquitecture, that has increased pedestrian zones in old city district to prevent degradation of buildings.”

    Thats what they want ya to see but more importantly act on it and to solve these issues. It’s like setting up an ederly lady to full down on the ground in front of you and hope that you will come to her aid.

    But at the same time…..

    It’s all about generating energy from thoughts etc etc and at the same time developing technology/employment, it’s a very very complicated system how our worlds universe works in conjuction with one another, from developing the mind body to developing technology and creating employment and at the same time sustaining the whole universe from our own human consciousness.

    But that does’nt mean you stop researching developing Automotive etc etc to solve the above issues in #3..Never stop solving those problems, it’s delibertly put in one’s path so as to again develope ourselfs/planet etc etc.

    Hermetics is youe best friend to study to study the above issues so as to solve what is what, lifes a schooling/test exam as it teaches one how to maintain our universe with our own consciousness on a full awake conscious level..

    Dont forget #3…..

    “It’s like setting up an ederly lady to fall down on the ground in front of you and hope that you will come to her aid.”

    “3 Pollution. City pollution is increasing respiration diseases, and destroys also cities arquitecture, that has increased pedestrian zones in old city district to prevent degradation of buildings.”

    Never give up on the above #3, solving these issues..

    But at the same time ask Why! why why why…..

    Hermetics is you freind as it’s the only way you can ever find the answers!

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