Audi 'nearer and nearer' to building Le Mans supercar; more derivatives of A4 planned
DIANA T. KURYLKO | Automotive News
Posted Date: 3/7/05
GENEVA -- Audi is likely to put a supercar into production as its halo, says Audi AG Chairman Martin Winterkorn.
The automaker is "nearer and nearer" to giving the Le Mans quattro the green light, Winterkorn says. Audi showed the car at the 2003 Frankfurt auto show. It featured a 5.0-liter twin-turbo engine with 610 hp.
Audi based the show car on the architecture of the Lamborghini Gallardo. Volkswagen Group owns the Italian brand as well as Audi.
The Le Mans would be among several niche vehicles Audi plans to introduce to round out its product range, Winterkorn says. Audi targets global sales of 1 million vehicles by the end of the decade.
Looking forward to it. The 610hp 5.0L TT v-10 bit sounds good, but i'm not really fan of the styling.
Bigger images of the concept can be found here.