Brace Yourselves: A V6 Audi R8 Is Coming

A leaked production schedule reveals that a V6 R8 is indeed happening, and the car will be with us in 2018
Brace Yourselves: A V6 Audi R8 Is Coming

With only the V10 engine from the first-gen R8 carried over to the new model, we couldn’t help but wonder if there’d ever be a model to replace the old N/A V8. There was talk of Audi’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 making an appearance, but apparently cooling it in a mid-mounted position was an issue, leaving speculation to focus on a twin-turbo V6. And it seems the V6 option is almost certainly going to happen, but not until 2018, judging by this product schedule leaked by Autobahn.

Brace Yourselves: A V6 Audi R8 Is Coming

The schedule merely states ‘R8 V6’, but we can’t imagine it being anything other than the twin-turbo unit. It’ll most likely be the same unit Audi will fit to the next RS4, which recent reports suggested would be good for as much as 480bhp. The reason for an entry-level V6 model? It’s all about the Chinese market, where demand for fancy cars with smaller engines is high.

Other interesting bits of fast Audi news seen on the schedule include the TT RS - which will arrive in April 2017 along with the R8 Spyder - an RS3 saloon appearing in August the same year, and an RS5 arriving at the same time as the V6 R8.

Autobahn via Autoblog



I ain’t even mad…

02/24/2016 - 10:41 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

It’s a step in the right direction I think. Admit it or not, the times of large-displacement N/A V8 or V10 engines is over (rip)

02/24/2016 - 10:45 |
14 | 6

I’d like to see the 2.5 TFSI 5-cylinder with massive boost in the R8.

02/24/2016 - 12:41 |
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Dāvis Kalniņš

Twin turbo V6, the sound of turbos and roaring V6, this is the one I would go for.

02/24/2016 - 10:46 |
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ramses rizal

What? V6? Does that engine efficient enough to run the car? Because all the weight and put V6 is kinda bad for power to weight ratio.

02/24/2016 - 10:47 |
2 | 0

The chinese market doesnt care pal, all they want is a flashy looking car with a posh badge (which the R8 certainly is) to pose and scoot around town. So a V6 would be a cheaper way to be a badge snob

02/24/2016 - 10:54 |
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🇮🇩Mk7Golfer 🇦🇺

“Chinese market”

02/24/2016 - 10:47 |
0 | 0

I prefer the V10 version but this one seems pretty nice

02/24/2016 - 10:52 |
4 | 0

So this or the new Ford gt?

02/24/2016 - 10:55 |
0 | 0

The RS3 Sedan in the picture is not a sedan!

02/24/2016 - 10:56 |
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Dat muscle guy (Sam Stone)(Camaro Squad)(Die augen leader)(E

I’m not excited for that

02/24/2016 - 11:01 |
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TurboToddler (Straight-five)

Remember when turbos were used for speed and speed only?

02/24/2016 - 11:05 |
60 | 2



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