The representative of the German logs said that the updated Audi R8 will be “electrified”. The main tasks for the engineers will be the maximum weight reduction and the spectacular sound of the exhaust system of the hybrid power plant.
The third-generation Audi R8 (pictured here is the concept of the PB18 E-Tron), it seems, is at the planning stage, and is expected to receive major changes, such as the transition to an electrified power plant. Oliver Hoffman, managing director of the Audi Sport sports division, has given several hints on what to expect from the long-awaited news.
“A decision has not yet been made regarding the platform and engine type for the next-generation R8. But the car will definitely be suitable for all existing worldwide emission standards. This, most likely, means that it will be a supercar with electrification, ”said Mr. Hoffmann.
“Electrification also allows Audi to increase horsepower without worrying that their engine will not pass stringent environmental standards.”
However, this is due to the problem of reducing the weight of the car due to the additional mass that will appear after installing the battery and electric motors.
One of the claims to electric cars among fans of traditional sports cars is their lack of a spectacular exhaust system because electric cars simply do not have it. Mr. Hoffman says the company is trying to solve this problem.
“We are working very hard to create a special sound for our electric vehicle. Therefore, one way to do this is to have the same engine roar that supercars with conventional ICEs have, ”said Hoffmann
In an earlier interview, the head of Audi Sport indicated that the unit’s engineers were working hard to maintain the classic V10 engine for the third-generation R8 supercar.