Next-Generation Audi R8 Could Be Only Electric And Pack 1,000 HP

06. September 2018 - Motor1

Next-Generation Audi R8 Could Be Only Electric And Pack 1,000 HP

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.

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