A new report indicates the Audi R10 halo model has been green-lighted for production and will be built in limited quantities starting 2016. The news comes from Auto Motor & Sport Sweden who are saying that Audi’s rumored Le Mans-inspired road-going car is going to be commercialized with the R10 moniker and will cost just about the same as the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Sitting on top of the range, the Audi R10 is believed to feature a monocoque chassis manufactured from carbon fiber and the vehicle will be a bit bigger than the R8, featuring a design that will look a lot like the Le Mans vehicles. Although previous reports indicated the use of a diesel engine like in the R18, now it seems the car is going to pack a V10 6.0-liter twin-turbo engine outputting 850 HP (625 kW).
This motor is said to feature cylinder deactivation which will allow the vehicle to run on only six cylinders whenever the extra power is not necessary as a method to cut fuel consumption. Interestingly, there are also talks of a hybridized derivative of this Audi R10 featuring the same V10 engine working with an electric motor to generate a combined output of no less than 1,000 HP (735 kW).
Note: 2014 Audi R18 pictured