Much intriguing next generation Audi R8 sportscar will be unwrapped within the next 60 days at Geneva Motor Show, slated to commence in the first week of March, according to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg (Audi board member for technical development).It is also revealed that next gen Audi R8 will get a pure electric e-tron variant which will really be put to production this time, unlike the list of R8 e-tron prototypes Audi built and didn’t send to showrooms. Anyways, the new Audi R8 e-tron is expected to offer more than 400 km driving range, since its arch rival-to-be, Tesla Model S, runs for 460 km. Needless to say, upcoming electric R8 will outperform BMW i8 in terms of mileage on a full charge.
About the regular next gen Audi R8 with sweet exhaust and all, it will feature a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and that’s all it will in the transmission department. Manual gearbox is said to be taken off the table. Rivals include Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type and the like. Expect early 2016 launch in India.
Via – caradvice.com.au