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No More Audi R8's to be produced after this generation

At the Geneva Motor Show, Peter Mertens, Audi's R&D chief, said there are no plans to replace the R8 after this generation. Although there is a twin-turbo V6 being developed to fit the R8 chassis, this generation will be replaced with something that is electrified. We can expect to see the R8 stick around for a bit, but the development budget is more focused on batteries, motors and associated EV technologies. What are your thoughts?



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Long live R8

As an owner of an R8 V10 6 spd. it's not bad to retire at the peak of one's career! Gasoline engines will be a thing of the past eventually...we may not see it in our lifetime but it's going to happen!
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I bet that Twin turbo V6 will be a rocket though, and very reliable. the Audi 2.7TT engine can be built amazingly well and make 500hp. would be super cool to see what they come up with!
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Sad to see the R8 go away, but looking forward to whatever it is that Audi will roll out in its place. It would be super-cool if Audi did a full-electric as their next performance showcase...
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I'm glad I picked up a V10 Plus (Gen 2) before they phase them out. Its a fantastic car.
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