It’s always difficult for a carmaker to join the supercar club, but Audi had a bona fide hit with the first-generation R8. Audi had a solid reputation as a luxury carmaker when the R8 first launched in 2008, but making the jump to supercars still seemed like quite a stretch. Yet, the outgoing model is among the most well-regarded cars of its type. Audi is reportedly considering a hardcore “RS” that would feature a tuned V10 and more spartan accommodations to save weight. Possibly the first R8 model ever with rear-wheel drive, it would be Audi’s answer to the Ferrari 458 Speciale and the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS.