The quattro all-wheel-drive R8 is likely to make a significant impact on sales of the Porsche 911 and BMW M6 because of its unique look. Audi spokespeople weren’t commenting on the possibility of a V-10-powered R8. This high performance version, perhaps wearing RS badges, is sure to be released.
The only question is when? Initial rumors put the release date of the hi-po version a couple of years from now. It will carry a Lamborghini-derived V-10 displacing 5.2 liters and performance will be further enhanced with the use of exotic materials to help save weight.