In 2015, Audi launched the R8 e-tron, an electric offshoot of the mid-engine sports car. rear-wheel drive and 340 kW (462 .) PS) Plus the 90 kWh battery ensured good driving performance and a range of 450 km (NEDC). However, due to low demand, the R8 e-tron was discontinued after only a year.
to the already confirmed successor of V10-Supersporters Someone in Ingolstadt has high hopes. According to Autocar, the electric sports car is already in development and will be launched in the middle of the decade.
The current R8 is planned to be phased out by the end of 2023
The British magazine cites Ingolstad’s sources and states that R8-A successor will appear with a new name, but should stay true to the two-door coupe formula. The replacement for the V10 car is said to be the most powerful Audi ever built – and it will continue to roll off the assembly line at the Bollinger Hof plant.
According to rumours, the current combustion engine model will be phased out at the end of 2023 – with a big bang. We are talking about the Ultimate Hardcore Special Edition with rear-wheel drive.
Porsche platform conceivable for R8 successor
As for the premise of the new car, there are two possible scenarios – both have to do with Porsche. The SSP sports architecture, which is also to be used in the next generation Taycan and e-tron GT, or a new sports car platform on which the successors are expected to 718 Boxster And Cayman works.
Electrical replacement of whatever base he will use R8 should probably be stronger and faster than e-tron GT – this brings it to 646 in the RS version PSAccelerates to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds.
Audi SportBoss Sebastian Grams said the opposite autocarThat R8-While a successor is a priority, the more affordable TT won’t be overlooked either. It should also be a fully electric model. Finally, Audi has announced that it will only bring an electric model to market from 2026.