For full five years, the original Audi R10 dominated Le Mans and similar endurance races. It was the first car with a diesel engine to compete and win in this prestigious competition, so it’s no wonder that people still talk about it, eight years after its retirement. It was succeeded by the new model called R15, which was very successful too. However, the original model left such huge impact on racing enthusiast, so it’s no wonder that we can hear numerous rumors about the new version in these days. Here is what we heard about new 2020 Audi R10.
Rumors about the new 2020 Audi R10 are numerous. Though the new version doesn’t seem very likely to come at all, we can take a look on these rumors and see what would be the expectations for the eventual new model. In terms of chassis design, there is no doubt that the new model would be heavily based on the R8 supercar. This would mean the same chassis, though the new 2020 Audi R10 would come with significant modifications in terms of new suspension, brakes, weight reduction and many other things. In terms of styling, this would be a classic endurance-car layout. Super sleek profile, massive fenders and rear wing, along with complete racing-adapted bodywork are the things that characterized the original model, so we would expect the same from the new one.
When it comes to the interior design, the is no much to talk with these kinds of racing cars. There is a classic bare-bones layout, completely race-adapted and completely free of any kind of equipment that could add some unnecessary weight. Still, few reports suggest that the new 2020 Audi R10 could come in some kind of a limited-production version. In this case, it would be very interesting to see how the new cabin would like, which tech features would be included etc.
Well, there is no doubt that the new 2020 Audi R10 would feature a huge diesel engine, just like the original. To remind you, this racing car was the first Le Mans participant to use an oil-burner. It features a large 5.5-liter V12 TDI twin-turbo engine with a max power of 650 horsepower. It was enough to provide 0-60 sprint in about 4.5 seconds and top speed around 180 mph. There’s no doubt that Audi’s engineers would go much further in this aspect nowadays.
2020 Audi R10 Release Date and Price
Of course, chances to see the new 2020 Audi R10 are pretty much zero. All these details are nothing more than just rumors created by car enthusiast. Speculations about the price seem pointless.