Audi, through Ulrich Hackenberg, confirmed that both the R8, and the R8 e-tron, will be presented at the Geneva auto show this March.
Hackenberg revealed, that initially Audi had to stop the project of the R8 e-tron in order to emphasize on the autonomy of the batteries.
The project had to be redesigned because the range was 220 kilometers, which was not enough. Here, we work on a car that can go about 500 km, maybe a little more, only with electric energy.
Hackenberg said without disclosing further details.
However, rumors say that the new R8 will be based on the platform already used by the Lamborghini Huracan, it will have a four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive version and it will be available with V8 and V10 naturally aspirated gasoline engines and a 4 liter twin-turbo V8. The engines will be combined exclusively with an automatic 7-speed transmission.