Audi Sport boss desires a V-10 in next-gen R8

Regardless of loads of rumors the next-generation Audi R8 will go electrical, there could also be a bunch contained in the German model that is combating for one more V-10.

That group contains Audi Sport boss Oliver Hoffman. The person in command of Audi Sport informed Autocar in a report revealed Friday there is a want to see the V-10 return for a third-generation R8. “We’re combating for the V-10,” he mentioned explicitly. 

2019 Audi R8 Spyder

Audi board member for technical improvement, Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, is one other champion of the V-10. Rothenpieler beforehand mentioned it was his mission to persuade his colleagues the R8 (and TT) should go on, however mentioned electrification is the most effective shot at protecting each sports activities vehicles round. Since then, we all know Audi could have a successor to the TT, however will probably be electrical. The R8’s future, nonetheless, is not but decided.

One other report from British journal Automobile mentioned inside improvement on an R8 successor, supposedly referred to as the e-Tron GTR, shall be all-electric and make 650 horsepower. In keeping with the journal’s data, the electrical sports activities automobile will sit on Porsche’s J1 platform, which underpins the upcoming Taycan. Reportedly, the e-Tron GTR will take over the R8’s halo-car duties in 2022.

2019 Audi R8

2019 Audi R8

But, with Audi Sport internally arguing for one more V-10, that is all topic to vary. Hoffman mentioned the V-10 has an excellent shot since fellow VW Group division, Lamborghini, plans to maintain the V-10 round for the Huracán successor. Nonetheless, the powerplant doubtless shall be electrified—a long-standing diktat from VW Group higher-ups. Hoffman added Audi is intently working with Lamborghini, which might see the subsequent V-10 ported to a third-generation R8.

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