Audi has been struggling with R8 as the company is pivoting towards electrification. It doesn’t mean the end of fun Audi we have come to know. Recently, Audi celebrated 10 years of V10-powered R8, but its future remains in huge doubt. Hence, the question arises what about the future of Audi R8. Now, if report from CAR is to be believed R8 might be getting proverbial axe. They are pretty sure that Audi will put an end to the naturally aspirated V8 engine and replace it with another model of different nature. It is rumored to be dubbed as Audi E-Tron GTR.
The 2022 Audi E-Tron GTR coupe will try to succeed in where R8 E-Tron failed to be become a justifiable product in Audi’s range. Undisclosed sources claim that the 2022 Audi E-Tron GTR will be powered with three motors. Thus, the new electric supercar will offer a combined output of 650 horsepower. 2022 Audi E-Tron GTR will inculcate all-wheel drive system and will use solid state battery pack. It has the capacity of 95 kWh that provides enough energy to make it travel to 300 miles. Thankfully, Audi won’t be using annoying cables for charging purpose. Charging will be performed via wireless charging system.
With respect to platform, it incorporates same platform used on Porsche Taycan electric sedan. Reportedly, it will feature aluminum monocoque chassis to ensure weight is at minimum. Performance figure would be in hypercar zone atleast in acceleration. To hit 0-62mph, it will take just above 2 seconds. We are still a long way from 2022, so we are keeping all these rumors with pinch of salt.