Primarily known as a maker of inexpensive household cars up until the early 1990s, Audi made its entrance on the performance market in 1980 with Quattro. The famous coupe was replaced by the 80-based S2 from 1991 up until 1996. Audi didn’t provide another efficiency coupe till 2007, when the S5 was introduced, but 1998 saw the release of the company’s first full-fledged cars, the TT. The R8 supercar followed in 2006, offering Audi the appropriate weapon to compete against other high-end sports car makers. With the R8 having actually been upgraded for 2015, word has it that Audi is now dealing with a new sports car to slot listed below the range-topping model and above the smaller TT.
Likely to break cover sometime in 2018, the new sports car will supposedly be called the R6 and will be developed under codename PO455. The news comes from German outlet Autobild, which likewise declares that the R6 will share underpinnings 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 rumors prove to be precise, the R6 will end up being the second Audi cars to obtain its platform from other Volkswagen Group items. As you may currently understand, the R8 rides on the foundations Lamborghini developed for the Huracan.
2019 Audi R6 Exterior
Design-wise, the R6 will remain real to Audi’s current design language and will more than likely combine components from the R8 and TT. The front fascia will probably bear a more detailed similarity to the larger R8, but the total style will be softened and less aggressive compared with Audi’s range-topping sports car. As seen in our rendering above, we believe that the R6 will have a comparable Singleframe grille, however the hallmark element will feature horizontal slats rather of the R8’s honeycomb mesh. The side consumption will be narrower, while the headlamps will be thinner and feature various LED patterns.
The profile should likewise be a softened version of the R8, with less pronounced character lines above the side skirts and listed below the midsection, and somewhat smaller sized vents for engine cooling. The shape of the roof should likewise be less aggressive. Around back, we expect the R8 to keep the horizontal taillight layout, however the systems must have a various shape and utilize different LED clusters. A sporty diffuser with integrated exhaust outlets is likewise on the table, but Audi will most likely ditch the vents underneath the taillights and replace the rear wing with a spoiler.
2019 Audi R6 Interior
The R6’s interior should mix stylish and glamorous information. Our best guess is that the dashboard will probably be closer to the TT’s in regards to style, and feature a more standard center stack than the R8. However, we anticipate Audi to come up with new details and possibly ditch the round A/C vents of the TT for a style that will make the R6 stand apart in the lineup.
The flat-bottom, three-spoke wheel will be rollovered, as will the digital instrument cluster that displays different information and navigation information next to the speedometer and rev counter. Leather upholstery will most likely be basic and ideally Audi will use more lively colors in addition to its monochrome mixes focusing on black and dark gray. Much like all high-performance Audis, the R6 must likewise come with numerous aluminum trim detailing as well as carbon-fiber inserts in the range-topping model. Also try to find contrast stitching, Alcantara, as well as diamond quilted seating surfaces. Strengthened sports seats will be basic, of course.
It should likewise be packed with high-end technology, although a few of the fancier features could be optional. In any case, the model will include Audi’s most current MMI with Navigation Plus and MMI Touch, Audi Connect module with Wi-Fi area, the new Audi mobile phone interface technology that shows chosen apps from the cell phone directly on the screen, and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.
2019 Audi R6 Drivetrain
The drivetrain is perhaps the biggest mystery surrounding the R6, however due to the fact that it will obtain its platform from the Porsche 718, we know for a truth that it will have a mid-ship design. Audi has several engine choices for this new cars, however 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 underpinnings, but Audi would not allow the R6 to finest the R8’s efficiency.
Rumor has it that the Germans will use 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, because Audi stopped that choice for the R8, it’s safe to presume that it will want the R6 to keep away from eight-cylinder power. But that’s not always a concern, as the supercharged V-6 is plenty effective at more than 300 horses in other models and Audi’s RS department might easily tune it to provide more than 400 horsepower.
2019 Audi R6 Price
It’s too early to talk about costs here, but it’s safe to presume that the R6 will fall in between the TT and the R8. Opportunities are the new sports car will fetch 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 should not cost more than $80,000 in base trim. Nevertheless, the state-of-the-art model filled with all the optional goodies will more than likely go into $100K area. For recommendation, the R8 retails from $162,900 now that the V-8 model is not readily available.