A successor to Audi R8 e-tron?"/> Successor to Audi R8 e-tron?

Successor to Audi R8 e-tron ?

A successor to Audi R8 e-tron?

Audi R8 front view

Audi R8 front view

After the Audi R8 e-tron launched back in 2009, they are considering another Electric Supercar. Audi launched a limited run for the Audi R8 e-tron back in 2009. Since then Audi development in the Electric car is tremendous. There is also a sneak-peak by Peter Mertens the new R&D boss of Audi. He revealed that they might launch an Electric supercar in the near future.

Audi R8 rear view

Audi R8 rear view

Talking of the R8 e-tron it has quite a bumpy start since the beginning. Audi’s development boss in 2013 cancelled this project. It seems that at that time the battery was insufficient to deliver the desired performance. When Ulrich Hackenberg gets reassigned as the new Boss, started selling again R8 e-tron again. This time it is sold in just as limited production vehicle before first gen Audi comes to end in just 19 months. That is the end of Audi R8 e-tron with Hackenberg gone since Dieselgate.

Audi R8 dashboard

Audi R8 dashboard

Now the new Boss Peter Mertens is quite adamant about the Electric Supercar from the Audi’s Fleet. Even though Audi is willing to make the car, it is rumoured that it still is in the early stage. Audi has committed to the e-tron models altogether, they are planning electric model for the brand’s full line-up. Audi is working with Porsche for the development of the upcoming EV’s. The high-performance cars will get 800v electric while the others would get just 400V. Opting for the 800V electric will be significantly expensive than the 400V. They are not quite confident that their customers are quite prepared for this price. Audi believes that in sports car format it will be quite comfortable. For the lesser Audi’s 400V will be opted rather than the 800V electrics. Also, there are quite indications that the Range topping EV’s will receive a unique design rather that a spin-off of the car it will be based on.

Audi R8 side view

Audi R8 side view

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