Audi is readying a diesel-hybrid supercar to capitalise on its success at Le Mans.
Despite winning the world’s most famous endurance race 11 times in the past 13 years, the record-breaking run of victories hasn’t generated the desired halo effect for the Audi brand. Enter the R20, a street-legal Le Mans racer designed to reaffirm Vorsprung durch Technik.
Where does the idea for an Audi TDI supercar originate?
Audi has dabbled with diesel supercars before, building an R8 powered by a 493bhp twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 TDI in 2008 (pictured), but it never reached production because a suitable gearbox couldn’t be found to deal with its mid-engined layout and monstrous 737lb ft of torque.
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