Comments - Audi Planning R10 Diesel Supercar?

Published: Nov 28, 2012
Description: Late last month, we reported that Audi was apparently rethinking its R8 e-tron supercar mainly due to the rise cost of batteries and dwindling consumer interest. Although we haven't heard any new...
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Sam Biggin Dec 02, 2012
Awesome
Mack Katzel Dec 01, 2012
After watching the r10s rip up the track in Le Mans, I really want this to happen.
Tony Marro Nov 30, 2012
So the top 3 racing manufacturers of the highest tiers (mcl,fer,aud) might be duking it out over the next few years in a hypercar battle...? Sign. Me. Up.
William Downs Nov 29, 2012
The Audi etron got canned because they couldn't get any decent range from the car with the performance they wanted, so the project was killed, this on the other hand should be amazing especially if they take ques from the racing program
Stephen D Nov 29, 2012
Price is another thing supercar buyers don't care about I think they just thought a Eco supercar is lame and I Cant bame them
Shelby Cassandra Nov 28, 2012
People didn't like the etron because of the price. It costed way too much.
Stephen D Nov 28, 2012
People lost interest in the e tron because some one who buys a supercar doesn't give a shit about fuel economy I don't think this will be any different
Stas Allen Nov 28, 2012
R10 diesel? Totally!
Sergio Cornejo Nov 28, 2012
coming from adam wit a profile pic of a bike
Adam Solomon Nov 28, 2012
Hate the R8, it's boring and not unique. I love the idea of putting a diesel in it.
Brad Henson Nov 28, 2012
Audi has won 11 of the last 12 Le Mans with their diesels/hybrids, I think they know what they doing
William Downs Nov 28, 2012
James shut up and go learn something, considering Audi has been owning LeMans for I can't even remember how long with there diesel race cars
James Salaba Nov 28, 2012
Diesel is for trucks only! And anyway if you can afford supercar then you can afford petrol too!
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 28, 2012
They planned on making a TDI prior to the Hybrid... We'll see a diesel in an R8... But I highly doubt it would be a manual... The tranny couldn't live up to the torque of the last one, that's why it was killed off... :-(
Alex Bouckley Nov 28, 2012
They're not making this...
Cian Mac Gearailt Nov 28, 2012
1000pd/ft just translates into alot of tire smoke and unusable power. Also hopefully it will be available in manual thets the only reason why i like the r8 becouse of the v10 manual
Shelby Cassandra Nov 28, 2012
Wolfgang Dweirheimer is also planning for a 280mpg vehicle that would supposedly be based on the A1 platform. This diesel hybrid is much cooler though!
Javier Fuentes Nov 28, 2012
1000 lb/ft tq
William Downs Nov 28, 2012
Finally the r8 will have its own drivetrain, R8 has always had a soft spot but always bothered me that it was basically just a gallardo in a different skin, not that it was a bad thing but this is gonna be great.. can't wait
Braxton Omgbased Booker Nov 28, 2012
@spencer thanx man
Spencer Warkentin Nov 28, 2012
@braxton I saw the V12 TDI concept in Detroit a while back when it debuted and I think they were saying around 750 ft/lbs tq
Braxton Omgbased Booker Nov 28, 2012
Was really hoping for sum ball park specs of how much tq this thing might have
Matthew van der Linde Nov 28, 2012
This thing will have ridiculous amounts of tourqe
Nick Schnee Nov 28, 2012
Diesel V10/V12 hypercar with KERS? Where do you sign up for these?
Mariano Vertiz Jan 01, 2013
oh mah gawd! Dis is awesome!
Timothy Hooker Nov 30, 2012
this looks amazing. I'm not seeing overdone at all...looks clean and finished
Chris Fitz Nov 29, 2012
Shizza!
Janak Solanki Nov 28, 2012
Looks like a Deceptacon.
Ray Moreno Nov 28, 2012
That's overkill!
Carlton Salmon Nov 28, 2012
Agreed.
Raschard Jackson Nov 28, 2012
Holy hell! That's gorgeous!
Description: Inspiration would likely be taken from the German automaker's Le Mans-winning prototypes that have propelled Audi into the record books under diesel power. Whether the road-going supercar would g...
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Chris Fitz Nov 29, 2012
Too bad I didn't hit powerball
Janak Solanki Nov 28, 2012
Omg wow. That is absolutely a piece of art.
Jahaziel Ortiz Nov 28, 2012
Like it
Carlton Salmon Nov 28, 2012
Wowsa!
Kai Andrew Carlson Nov 28, 2012
Yes please!!
Aislin Cooper Nov 28, 2012
Take my money
Aaron Sparks Nov 28, 2012
Build this now!
Janak Solanki Nov 28, 2012
Very sexy
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 28, 2012
Huh... That wasn't what was supposed to be said... Odd... Anyway... This concept Pre-dated the GT... So really the GT took some design cues from this... Which isn't bad at all to me either
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 28, 2012
Oh I don't know the A1 is unique... It has some cool options for a car it's size and price...
Raschard Jackson Nov 28, 2012
So it basically looks exactly like an R8 GT. no problem with me! That's my fav Audi!
Mariano Vertiz Jan 01, 2013
These are awesome😄
Edgar Jauregui Nov 29, 2012
There goes Audi dominating with these things
William Downs Nov 29, 2012
These things are so good u could consider them cheating
Blaise Harned Nov 28, 2012
Cause we wanted to wait till you said that!
Dylan Bruder Nov 28, 2012
Because they miss out on some great racing
Janak Solanki Nov 28, 2012
Why does no one comment on these?
Janak Solanki Nov 28, 2012
Looks very cutting edge
Kyle McCullough Nov 28, 2012
I love how the headlights and the fin set this apart when all the others look so similar
Mariano Vertiz Jan 01, 2013
If there was a Lamborghini aventador it would win, that thing launches like an animal!!!
Mariano Vertiz Jan 01, 2013
I'd have the sls
Mariano Vertiz Jan 01, 2013
Looks like a fat-red ish F1 car 😀
Mariano Vertiz Jan 01, 2013
Drive?.......
Adenis KalashNikov Ruci Nov 29, 2012
What on earth are you going to do with a road-going version lool
Janak Solanki Nov 28, 2012
Beautiful
Adam Solomon Nov 28, 2012
Miss the old Gt1 cars. Wish they made a road going version of this