Thursday, June 17, 2021
News The next R8 will be electrified

The next R8 will be electrified

Funny things are going on over at Audi at the moment. A few days ago, Audi’s US website had dropped the R8 coupe, leaving only the Spyder. This coincide with rumours circulating about Audi not being interested in building a 3rd generation R8.

According to some, we’ve already had a glance of the new R8, known as the Audi PB18 e-tron Concept.

While we don’t know exactly what it will look like or real specs, we’re quite certain it will kick butt. An electric R8 is not a new concept as a few years ago, Audi released and sold a handful of R8 e-tron cars (I’ve driven one). The project died early on as the car retailed for over a $1 million and had limited range. They were ballistically fast however.

The 3rd generation R8 will surely match and surpass the PB18’s project performance numbers. A 1,000-horsepower or more with AWD are very real possibilities.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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