Automobile – The next generation Audi R8 is powered by a V10 engine shared with the Lamborghini Huracan but could a leaked image suggest a V6 version is now in development? Typically the image from RPI warren (below) appears to show Audi’s upcoming launch schedule, including an R8 V6 in 2018.
A leading physique in Audi technical development, Roland Schala, recently uncovered to Top Gear that the overall flexibility of the R8 platform would make it possible to build a range of new derivatives, from stripped-out sporting versions to ones with new engines.
2018 Audi R8 V6 styling Design
Typically the R8 V10’s styling is dominated by the need to cool the 602 horse power-capable 5. 2-litre V10 powerplant. This means a less powerful V6 version may be able to do away with a lot of its intakes and grille in favor of a simpler, pared back design.
The angular style of the R8 V10 and recent Audis should be carried the new V6 powered car but there will undoubtedly be many new features to help differentiate it from the more powerful buddy.
Audi R8 V6 Interior
Audi’s Virtual Habitacle system will definitely be available in the V6-powered R8. The rest of the interior is going to built the same high standard as the R8 V10 with swathes of cover and Alcantara trim, and a similarly excellent drive position.
2018 Audi R8 V6 engine and drive
The most likely powerplant use with the R8 body is the 3.0litre V6 predicted to be fit to the new RS4. This engine has to produce around 480 horsepower thanks a lot to twin-turbochargers and the same lag-reduce electric air compression system used in the new Audi SQ7.
Schala didn’t confirm whether an R8 V6 would be assisted by turbochargers, talking about that Audi was at present focused on developing high-revving non-turbo engines for the R8 – although rumors suggest this could be a mid-range V8. Whatever product is eventually developed will comfortably produce more than 400 horsepower.
2018 Audi R8 V6 release date and price
Audi R8 V6 release date
The one thing we can confidently express is that Audi is looking to potentially release a V6 powered R8 in 2018. It will ofttimes be a coupe model primarily with a convertible model possibly following later in the year.
Audi R8 V6 Price
If the R8 does eventually obtain the V6treatment, we can hope it to cost significantly less than the £120,000 V10 model. If it’s placed to compete with the Porsche 911, the R8 V6 could come with a price tag of around £80, 000 depending on its final specification.