Next-Generation Audi R8 Could Be Only Electric And Pack 1,000 HP
06. September 2018 - Motor1
The naturally aspirated supercar will reinvent itself in the next decade by ditching the combustion engine.
Rumors keep saying Audi will not renew the R8 for a third generation, but latest intel suggests there will be something along the lines of a supercar to replace today's R8. As a matter of fact, Autocar has it on good authority the "R8" moniker will soldier on, but with an "E-Tron" suffix to highlight its entirely electric powertrain. That's right, the mid-engined performance car will go back to the drawing board and reinvent itself as an electric-only machine.
It's somewhat of a surprising decision considering we all know what happened to the R8 E-Tron. The first one never actually made it as a production model while the second-gen car was discontinued after fewer than 100 examples delivered to customers. It seems Audi believes third time's a charm and in 2022 it will allegedly launch a brand new R8 E-Tron taking inspiration from the PB18 E-Tron pictured below.