R20 Supercar! – Audi is looking for something new to reinvigorate its brand and may have just found its hybrid R20!
The R20 appears to be a legal street model variant to the German Automaker's LeMans Race Car (R18). The premier feature of the R20 is its door design which seems to mirror the Mercedes SLS AMG with a pronounced wing like style. The newest model designated the R20 will arrive with a full featured tail fin with its design extracted off an R18 LeMans race car. It will encompass a single frame grille, LED headlights, ventilated front and rear wings and rear tail spoiler (adjustable and functioning as an airbrake).
The interior is comprehensive including a functional black panel center display along with active contour seats and a boat load of other interior features. The R20 will be above the current R8(The R8 E-Tron was dropped by Audi) which will top out its model lineup. Experts suggest that the vehicle will surpass the McLaren P1 and will assume the role of a road worthy version of Audi's Le Mans winning LMP1 vehicle.
Audi's R20 will likely include a hybrid diesel electric powertrain. A Twin Turbo V6 TDI engine and two 75 horsepower electric motors/generators will generate the power. Each electric motor will drive the front wheels independently. The V6 engine combined with the independent front wheel technology will boast a total output of a lofty 700 HP (515 KW). Torque Vectoring and Advanced Aerodynamics Technologies provides the R20 impetus and additional down force to achieve a 150 -200 mph range. Additional features include brake energy recuperation and high speed coasting.
The R20 could make its debut in Pebble Beach Beach at the Concours d'Elegance in 2015 prior to its start of production(SOP) the following year (2016). It's anticipated that only 100 – 250 of the R20 will be produced.
Is Audi trying to steal the show from Porsche before it releases its 918 plug-in hybrid supercar? One never knows but if you like style, have a load of cash and don't mind about fuel economies then the R20 could be for you!
R20 Audi Supercar Features:
Canopy styled cockpit
Four Point / Built in Racing Harnesses
Active Contour Seats
Surround View System – Cameras (Car Exterior/Numerous)
Single windshield wiper
E-Quattro All Wheel Drive
Limited Version – Electric Only
Torque Vectoring (1000 Newton Meters)
Traction = Excellent
Zero Emissions Option
On Demand Boost Effect
R20 Audi 2017 Supercar