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).