Audi plans to launch a sporty mid-engine under the R8
The idea to expand the family of sport of the Audi is not new. rumours about a new model for the family of the R8 return to sound quite strong, a situation which gives to understand that actually end up coming. This is a new coupe two-seater mid-engine called Audi A6, a fun toy that will come to shorten distances between the Audi TT and the Audi R8.
What is interesting about this rumor is that the development of this new Audi A6 begins to be defined by speaking of a possible collaboration with Porsche. Like the R8’s current share engine and numerous components with the Lamborghini Hurricane, the first generation of the sporty Audi did the same with the Gallardo, it is not surprising that this new model located right underneath do the same with the next generation of the Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman.
This plan would help Porsche to monetize the development of its sports access while Audi gains a new model of course cheaper than the 718 with which to compete you to you with motor sports central “economic” as the spectacular Alfa Romeo 4C or the imminent and long-awaited return of Alpine.
The images that shine the article are sketches of the Audi Sport Quattro Concept
A sporty mid-engine located between the R8 and TT
in Addition, the acquisition of new engines of four-cylinder turbocharged of the new generation 718 Porsche facilitates this collaboration. Audi and Porsche have a close alliance since the Cayenne and Macan are directly derived, with profound modifications to add character, Q7 and Q5 respectively.
, Audi would not use the mechanical boxer Porsche or the unsurpassed PDK, in its place you may use your own blocks 2.0-liter four-cylinder or the 2.5-liter five-ready to be used with manual changes or DSG and with versions provided by the all-wheel drive Quattro. This does not mean that the new model replace other impressive machines from manufacturer like the Audi RS5 or the TT RS.