Audi R8 rumored to be replaced by a Porsche-based electric supercar in 2025
The V10-powered Audi R8 is probably one of the best-known German vehicles in the exclusive supercar segment. As part of the automaker's transition into the EV era, the powerful coupe from Ingolstadt is now rumored to be replaced by a true electric successor, which may be produced in higher numbers than the extremely rare but also sinfully expensive Audi R8 e-tron from 2015.
According to a recent report by Motor1, the electric successor to the Audi R8 is currently scheduled for a launch in 2025, but it could also carry an entirely new model name. The production of the two-door electric supercar will still take place at Audi’s factory in Heilbronn, Germany, which is where the regular Audi R8 is currently being built. Supposedly, the gas-powered supercar could be discontinued in 2023, but the German automaker apparently plans to produce a special RWD version as a send-off for the beloved V10.
Meanwhile, fans and prospective buyers are speculating on which platform the electric Audi R8 successor could be based. According to Motor1, Porsche’s SSP Sport platform, which will power the upcoming Porsche Taycan refresh as well as the Audi e-tron GT, is one of the suitable options. On the other hand, the all-electric successor to the Audi R8 may be based on an unnamed platform which is being developed for the electric variants of the 718 Boxster and Porsche Cayman. Either way, Audi Sport boss Sebastian Grams reassured that the company is also working on an electric version of the coupe's smaller sister model, the Audi TT.
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