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Audi is readying a diesel-hybrid supercar to capitalise on its success at Le Mans. Despite winning the world’s most famous endurance race 11 times in the past 13 years, the record-breaking run of victories hasn’t generated the desired halo effect for the Audi brand. Enter the R20, a street-legal Le Mans racer designed to reaffirm Vorsprung durch Technik.
The R20 road car will be modelled after Audi’s next-gen TDI track star for a proper road-racer look. Ingolstadt’s design department plans to equip R20 with a full-length ‘shark fin’ engine cover that’s been mandatory at Le Mans since 2011, while other discernible features are said to include a downsized single-frame grille, stacked LED headlights, ventilated front and rear wings, an adjustable rear spoiler (which also acts as airbrake) and a relatively narrow canopy-style cockpit accessible through swan-wing doors. Active aerodynamics will distribute the downforce between the front and rear axle for optimum stability at speeds over 200mph.