• Nov 23, 2009

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro – Click above for high-res image gallery

We've learned to take "scoops" from Auto Express with a grain of salt. But Britain's car tabloid says they have it on good authority that Audi is working on an even more extreme successor to the current range-topping R8 supercar.

Dubbed the R10, the heart of the new four-ringed exotic is listed as a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V10 mounted amidship and pumping out 600 horsepower – through all four wheels, natch. The platform is tipped to be shared with sister company Lamborghini's upcoming replacement for the aging Murcielago, crafted from aluminum and supplemented with carbon fiber.

While such a performance beast would encroach on Lamborghini's territory and, from the sound of it, even approach Bugatti's, the Volkswagen empire has proven particularly adept at packing segments with its own products, so anything's possible. AE says prototypes are already lapping the Nurburgring and could be ready for delivery by 2012.

[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      If it does not catch on fire, I'll take 2. Love the R8
        • 5 Years Ago
        zing, you beat me two it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, an R8 with 600hp? That sounds awesome!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Guess after Clarkson said the ZR-1 is more fun, and pointed out a faulty nav system in the R8 that made an Audi employee kill himself, Audi felt they needed to kick it up a notch.
        • 5 Years Ago
        He also mentioned how cheap and crappy its built, and how not anyone can drive it 'properly' around a track.
        • 5 Years Ago
        my assumption was that they needed to separate themselves from Forza3, that they felt it was diluting their brand value.

        i kid i kid.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep, losers agree. Lap times don't matter. No matter whether you're getting beaten by a Cobalt SS, Corvette or RX-8, lap times are not the proper way to measure a car when yours doesn't have the best one.
        HotRodzNKustoms
        • 5 Years Ago
        @IzzyJ Press cars are always falling apart by the end of their life cycle. Pluss Clarkson still said you should buy the Vette ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ James , the thing with the computer was funny :)

        @HotRodzNKustoms , that wasn't a press car, it had British vanity plates. GM press cars in Europe have German plates.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, imagine this car with that same motor as the RS6, would be just a rocket.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As nice as this sounds, I have a hard time believing it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why are you talking about Audi encroaching on Lambo's territory? Audi just re-skinned the Gallardo and it went over gangbusters, so much so that even auto sites seem to forget they did it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The R8 and Gallardo are only 15% shared...get your facts right...and don't use words like 'gangbusters' lest the notion that you are a douchebag is confirmed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        or forget that, i dunno, audi owns lambo and develops their cars and just like any other automaker with a wealth of luxury marquees (they're the only ones lol) spread development costs across multiple brands. Porsche has no problems selling the better handling cayman with the 911 above, I doubt the R10 bi turbo will be much of a scare for Lamborghini.
        HotRodzNKustoms
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's European so it is forgiven. Another form of appeasement I believe.
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