31 Oct '17, 5am

Audi Sport rubbishes rumours of V6-powered Audi R8

Audi Sport rubbishes rumours of V6-powered Audi R8

Audi Sport’s Technical Project Leader for the Audi R8, Markus Haverkamp told paultan.org there’s absolutely no plans for a “lesser” engine to be fitted in its halo model. This puts to rest rumours of an “entry-level” 3.0 litre V6 turbo-powered R8 that’s supposedly slated for 2018. He also said the naturally-aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine is here to stay in the foreseeable future, although the notion of electrification wasn’t completely dismissed. “We are already thinking of a certain range, but we need to ascertain which is the right technology to use within the next 10 years,” Haverkamp said. Audi is of course no stranger to electrification, with all variants of the new A7 and A8 being hybrids. The R8 may eventually be a recipient, but then comes the weight issue – hybrid systems adds a lot of weight to a car, the bulk of which comes from the battery pack. Markus Haverkam...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2017/10/31/audi-sport-rubbishes-rumou...

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