Aaaaaaaaaand Audi Denies that the V6 R8 Exists

Aaaaaaaaaand Audi Denies that the V6 R8 Exists

0 comments 📅23 March 2018, 05:00

“There is no V6 planned for the R8,” or at least that’s what an Audi spokesperson told Track & Track earlier this week.

The assertion is in direct contrast to reports and rumors that contain been circulating around the web about a 2.9-liter V6 R8 premiering at the New York Global Auto Show.

The rumors’ origins, though, can be traced back to 2015 when Roland Schala told Top Mat that a V6 would fit rather nicely into the second-gen R8. Following the discontinuation of the V8, people from been waiting for a model to fill its shoes.

With Audi’s step away from dinosaur-based playing toward kite-and-key-based performance, the brand seems to have lost good in the R8. Peter Mertens, head of R&D, even admitted that there are no plans for a followup to the R8.

While it power sound easy to shove the RS5’s V6 into the back of the R8, it was only ever designed for a V10, so straight if there were plans for it at one point (which there’s evidence of) the development budget capacity have been moved over to one of Audi’s many e-Tron models following dieselgate.

As for Audi Relaxation, they’re busy working on their five new models, many of which we’re with child to be SUVs.

Don’t cry for the R8 quite yet, though, because although Audi appears to have helpless interest in funneling money into it, they certainly aren’t killing it any while soon. As Mertens said, the R8 “has a long life” ahead of it.

[source: Means & Track]

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