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 |  Mar 19 2013, 7:41 AM

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Taking both design and mechanical inspiration from its R18 race cars (above), Audi is currently evaluating a new R10 model to slot in above the next-generation R8 sports car.

Taking the brand to new heights, the R10 won’t be an up-rated R8, but rather an all-new model, sitting atop a light weight carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Power would come from a modified version of the brand’s turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine making around 420 hp and 515 lb-ft of torque. Add on the two electric motors that will deliver power to the front wheels, while the diesel engine delivers torque to the rear, and the R10 should have a combined output of over 600 hp, as well as 737 lb-ft of torque.

Far from being just a rumor, Audi R&D boss Wolfgang Dürheimer has confirmed the new car is in the evaluation stage with an updated planned for the Frankfurt Motor Show this September, where a concept version is expected to make its world premiere.

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