V10 support Audi r8 production will cease in 2023, but its successor – set to feature an electric powertrain – is said to be no more.
The AU634/0 is said to be nonexistent in Audi’s current cycle plan, but sources told the US outlet that it will appear in the next plan round in early 2023.
Currently, there are no plans for Rnext to share anything with its replacement for Lamborghini Huracanin contrast to the upcoming R8 which has much in common with the Huracan.
However, both Lamborghini and Bentley are said to have plans to introduce electric vehicles capable of sharing components with a potential electric R8 replacement.
If the AU634/0 launches, it is said to be offered in two-seater coupe form or spyder styling, plus a more spacious 2+2 model that can wear a snap-brake body.
Car and Driver citing the opposing views of Audi President Markus Duesmann and newly appointed Volkswagen Group President Oliver Blume, formerly head of Porsche, with the former being said to want a vehicle architecture. custom sport and the latter seem to prefer Audi using SSP6 components.
Electricity of the future Porsche 911, codenamed PO998, can use a set of components flexible enough to accommodate Rnext. This won’t be the Stuttgart brand’s first all-electric sports car, with Porsche confirming the next-generation 718, due out in 2025, will be electric.
An insider told the publication that a decision on the Rnext issue won’t be made until next spring, though another said “Blume will keep the brands on a long-term leash to stimulate creativity.” create and differentiate”.
With the architecture unlocked, any technical details are still vague at this point.
The battery can be sourced from Porsche, while Audi’s ‘nerve’ Quattro system will share computing power between steering, brakes and suspension, promising “full control and excitement” absolutely encouraged” according to Audi technical director Oliver Hoffman.
Audi of course wanted a new halo car, custom made for it enter Formula 1 in 2026.
The current R8 is touting with a special edition GT RWD variant, with power increased from 419kW to 449kW.
Its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic has also been retuned for quicker gear changes, while its weight has been reduced by 20kg and there’s a new seven-stage rear traction control system with a slip mode. more rear.
There will only be 333 units produced but none will arrive here, with the R8 already decommissioning in Australia in 2021.
The R8 sold in Australia has a nicely tuned naturally aspirated V10 engine, but Audi has ended production of this engine at the Hungarian engine plant and will not refit the car with another engine. .
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