Car News

Audi R8 successor to go all electrical by 2025 | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Audi is engaged on an all-new electrical successor to its flagship R8 supercar. Our sister publication Autocar UK stories that Audi has begun growth of the supercar, which can retain its coupe bodystyle and have extra energy than anything within the model’s present vary.

  • Present R8 will stay in manufacturing until 2023
  • Anticipated to have extra energy than the RS e-tron GT
  • All future Audis will likely be electrical solely from 2026

Audi R8 successor: anticipated platform and powertrain

Audi has shortlisted two platform choices for the upcoming R8. The primary one is the brand new ‘Sport’ model of the Scalable Techniques Platform (SSP) structure, whereas the second choice is Porsche’s new platform, which the carmaker is readying for its electrical variations of the 718 Boxster and Cayman.

The SSP sport platform will change the present J1 platform that underpins the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT. Nevertheless, it stays to be seen if the model can use this platform for the R8 successor because it relies on their potential to scale it down.

The upcoming Porsche structure for electrical sports activities automobiles goals to imitate the present 718 duo’s mid-engined dealing with traits by stacking the batteries vertically behind the seats for a low centre of gravity.

Relating to powertrains, Audi has already proven its electrical sporting functionality with its present flagship, the RS e-tron GT, which places out 646hp and 830Nm and sprints from 0-100kph in a claimed 3.Three seconds. The R8 successor is predicted to exceed these figures and have enough energy and vary for observe driving, which signifies that it’s more likely to embrace the higher-density batteries in its set-up.

Audi’s future plans

Whereas the R8 successor continues to be developed, the current-gen R8 will proceed to stay in manufacturing till the top of 2023. A ultimate mannequin, anticipated to be known as the RWD GT, will likely be revealed later this yr. The model can also be engaged on the new fifth-generation Audi RS6, which is ready to change into a plug-in hybrid car. The carmaker can also be engaged on the fifth-generation all-electric A3. The aforementioned plans align with current feedback made by Audi CEO Markus Duesmann that each one new Audi fashions will likely be electrical from 2026.

Additionally learn:

Audi Q6 e-tron Sportback tipped for international debut in 2024

Audi RS e-tron GT is quickest accelerating manufacturing automotive in India

About the author