The interesting fact is that Audi's new flagship production will employ a different engine that the Jota. While Lamborghini will use a V12 engine that would allow its new model compete with Ferrari and Aston Martin models, Audi will actually adopt a V10 configuration with maximum output of around 600 horsepower.
Just as expected, Audi will rely on carbon fiber as much as possible, in an effort to cut weight and help the car achieve better performance figures. As compared to the R8, the R10 will be wider and longer, motorauthority.com wrote. Additionally, it will be offered with Audi quattro as standard.
According to the aforementioned source, Audi has already started testing a prototype - which by the way is disguised as a Lamborghini - on the Nurburgring circuit.
Based on the Audi Le Mans 'quattro' concept car revealed to the large public in 2003, the new Audi R8 is powered by a 4.2L V8 engine featuring FSI technology (based on the Le Mans-winner R8 race car) and delivering up to 420 hp. This model shared its platform, transmission and suspension with the Lamborghini Gallardo.
A second engine configuration is also available, namely a 5.2-liter V10 FSI that develops 525 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and helps the car reach a maximum speed of 316 km/h.