When the company from Ingolstadt worked on the original generation of the R8, no one expected it to be a great car. Currently this is one of the best super cars that you can get in the second generation. The powerful V10 engine, superior cab and excellent driving features are some of the cool things about this performer. Audi claims it is ready to surprise us again. It looks like the Audi R8 will be completely redesigned 2021 Audi R8 and we are about to see more novelties than you would normally expect from a new design. This time we see a fully electric power train, as well as many other interesting developments.
2021 Audi R8 Drivetrain
We are sure that this is by far the most interesting modernist of the 2021 Audi R8. Currently, most of the R8’s competitors have typical petrol engines. In practical terms, the Acura NSX is one of the rare hybrid sports cars and has an impressive performance. However, the German automaker is aiming for something much bigger with the upcoming redesign. Allegedly, we are about to see a fully electric train.
Of course, the exact details are unknown, but the latest reports indicate a mixture of three electric motors. Of course you can count on the AWD design, while the maximum production will be around 650 hp, allegedly, with a ton of torque. Some reports also indicate a fairly large battery capacity, with about 95 kWh. This size should ensure a fairly strong independence. We assume that the new 2021 Audi R8 can cover about 300 km with one payload.
Some reports go even further suggesting a maximum of 1,000 horsepower. This may sound surprising and brutal, assuming that Audi will not offer such a powerful version, at least not for the wider fans.
2021 Audi R8 Exterior
The new powertrain is definitely the most interesting part of the 2021 Audi R8, but this design should bring a lot of new things in terms of beauty. We assume that the new design will not be a significant deviation from the current model, at least not in terms of basic design. The German car manufacturer is famous for its conservative approach, so the overall shape and dimensions must be changed dramatically, regardless of the massive revolutionary design solutions in the power generation field. Moreover, the 2021 Audi R8 is likely to borrow a lot of design solutions from other models in the current Audi lineup.
On the other hand, mechanical upgrades will be huge. First of all, the whole new chassis will be made of aluminum, saving a lot of pounds. Combined with expected outputs, we are sure that this weight savings will ensure a quick race from 0 to 60 in approximately two seconds.
2021 Audi R8 Interior
For the time being, it seems too early to speculate on more subtle internal details. The current model is two model seats, which comes with a somewhat luxurious cabin, full of quality materials and functions. We assume the 2021 Audi R8 will continue the same way. However, there are some reports that suggest the new model could come in three seats. It claims that we can see the same styling approach as in the legendary McLaren F1, which means the drive is in the middle. However, this is still just a theory, so take it with a huge reserve.
2021 Audi R8 release date and price
Although there is a lot of information about this redesign, we are still waiting for something more accurate from officials. Informal reports are currently the only source of information. According to them, the new model should come in two years. When it comes to price, the new model can easily be more expensive than the current model, due to its full power transmission package. To remind you, the current model starts with about $ 165,000.