The company has abandoned atmospheric V8 engines because they can not adapt to the new requirements for environmental protection
That’s why the new version will get a 2.9-liter V6 2 turbochargers.
The first generation of the mid-range super car Audi R8 was available with only two atmospheric engines. The base version has a liter V8 4.2, which develops 420 or 430 hp, and the top variant relies on the 5.2-liter V10 (520-575 hp), which was developed for the Lamborghini Gallardo. The second generation was produced 2 years ago and is equipped with an upgraded V10, developing 540 or 610 hp. Now, Audi is preparing a new modification of the low-engine model. Details about this have been discovered by Autocar.
The company rejects atmospheric V8 engines because they can not adapt to the new requirements for environmental protection. That’s why the new version will get a 2.9-liter V6 2 turbochargers. This unit is developed by Audi and Porsche, and is built on both the Panamera Porsche Cayenne and Audi RS 4 and 5. RS Depending on the model, the engine develops a CS and 440-450 550-600 Nm.
With the Audi R8, the engine will be available in two versions, more powerful will develop 500 hp and 600 nm. It will make the supercar performance easier and cheaper by attracting customers from countries where the car tax is determined by the government. This is, for example, China, where the V10 version is very difficult to sell precisely because of taxes.