Primarily referred to as a maker of budget-friendly household cars up until the early 1990s, Audi made its entrance on the performance market in 1980 with Quattro. The legendary coupe was changed by the 80-based S2 from 1991 up until 1996. Audi didn’t offer another performance coupe up until 2007, when the S5 was launched, however 1998 saw the release of the company’s very first full-fledged cars, the TT. The R8 supercar followed in 2006, providing Audi the correct weapon to complete versus other high-end cars producers. With the R8 having actually been upgraded for 2015, word has it that Audi is now working on a new cars to slot listed below the range-topping model and above the smaller TT.
Likely to break cover at some point in 2018, the new sports car will supposedly be called the R6 and will be developed under codename PO455. The news originates from German outlet Autobild, which also declares that the R6 will share foundations with the next-generation Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman. Both a coupe and a roadster are on the table, with the latter to sport an R6 Spyder badge. If these reports prove to be accurate, the R6 will become the second Audi sports car to obtain its platform from other Volkswagen Group products. As you might currently know, the R8 trips on the underpinnings Lamborghini developed for the Huracan.
2019 Audi R6 Exterior
Design-wise, the R6 will remain real to Audi’s present style language and will probably combine elements from the R8 and TT. The front fascia will probably bear a more detailed resemblance to the larger R8, however the total design will be softened and less aggressive compared to Audi’s range-topping sports car. As seen in our rendering above, we think that the R6 will have a similar Singleframe grille, but the hallmark element will feature horizontal slats rather of the R8’s honeycomb mesh. The side intakes will be narrower, while the headlamps will be thinner and feature different LED patterns.
The profile ought to likewise be a softened variation of the R8, with less noticable character lines above the side skirts and listed below the waistline, and a little smaller vents for engine cooling. The shape of the roofing should likewise be less aggressive. Around back, we expect the R8 to keep the horizontal taillight layout, however the units ought to have a various shape and use various LED clusters. A sporty diffuser with incorporated exhaust outlets is also on the table, but Audi will most likely ditch the vents beneath the taillights and replace the rear wing with a spoiler.
2019 Audi R6 Interior
The R6’s interior need to blend stylish and luxurious information. Our best guess is that the control panel will most likely be closer to the TT’s in terms of style, and feature a more standard center stack than the R8. However, we anticipate Audi to come up with new details and perhaps ditch the round A/C vents of the TT for a style that will make the R6 stick out in the lineup.
The flat-bottom, three-spoke wheel will be rollovered, as will the digital instrument cluster that displays different data and navigation info next to the speedometer and rev counter. Leather upholstery will most likely be standard and ideally Audi will use more lively colors in addition to its monochrome combinations focusing on black and dark gray. Similar to all high-performance Audis, the R6 must likewise include various aluminum trim detailing as well as carbon-fiber inserts in the range-topping model. Also search for contrast stitching, Alcantara, and even diamond quilted seating surface areas. Boosted sports seats will be standard, obviously.
It should likewise be packed with high-end technology, although some of the fancier features might be optional. Either way, the model will include Audi’s latest MMI with Navigation Plus and MMI Touch, Audi Connect module with Wi-Fi spot, the new Audi smart device user interface technology that displays selected apps from the mobile phone directly on the screen, and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.
2019 Audi R6 Drivetrain
The drivetrain is arguably the most significant secret surrounding the R6, however because it will obtain its platform from the Porsche 718, we know for a fact that it will have a mid-ship layout. Audi has several engine alternatives for this new cars, but don’t get your hopes up on seeing the R8’s 5.2-liter V-10 under the hood. Not just is the Lamborghini-sourced engine is too huge for the Cayman/Boxster foundations, but Audi wouldn’t enable the R6 to finest the R8’s performance.
Rumor has it that the Germans will utilize either a 3.0-liter V-6 or a 2.0-liter four-banger, both with forced induction. Why not the 4.0-liter V-8 in the RS6? Well, given that Audi terminated that choice for the R8, it’s safe to assume that it will desire the R6 to keep away from eight-cylinder power. But that’s not necessarily a problem, as the supercharged V-6 is plenty effective at more than 300 horses in other models and Audi’s RS division might quickly tune it to deliver more than 400 horsepower.
2019 Audi R6 Price
It’s prematurely to speak about rates here, but it’s safe to assume that the R6 will fall between the TT and the R8. Chances are the new sports car will bring more than the range-topping TT-RS, which will start from around $68,000 when it goes on sale in the United States, but it shouldn’t cost more than $80,000 in base trim. However, the high-grade model packed with all the optional goodies will most likely go into $100K territory. For recommendation, the R8 retails from $162,900 now that the V-8 model is not available.
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