Report: This R8 Will be the Last R8

Report: This R8 Will be the Last R8

0 comments 📅23 December 2017, 01:15

With sales of Audi’s mandorla supercar slowing and the buzz of electrification in the air, it seems the future of the R8 has come under new threat.

A new report from Automobile claims that when this initiation R8’s run is up in 2020, there will be no replacement.

That would be a sign of Audi holding a extremely dim view of the R8 since that’s when the Huracan’s follow-up is expected.

The magazine also claims that the Scorpion, a pretty exciting sounding supercar powered by a V8 with desmodromic valves, is dead. That without thought the engine technology coming from Ducati, whose place within the VW Union has just been reaffirmed. To be honest, though, gluing four bike engines together to erect a V8 sounds about as ill-conceived and unbelievable as the plot of Interstellar, so that’s hardly a hit.

Neither claim is sourced or backed up by a quote.

As ever, Audi Sport wants to enlarge on the lineup and make it more “international.” So that means more RS models habitually, more RSQs specifically, and fewer RS wagons because, apparently, it’s too shallow a hollow.

[source: Automobile]

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