Audi will reportedly tap Rimac for electric R8 replacement

As we’ve detailed, the fate of the Audi R8 doesn’t look brilliant. The world is progressively moving from inner burning motors to electric powertrains, and that is doubly valid inside the dividers of Audi’s proprietor, the Volkswagen Group. Be that as it may, while the gas-chugging R8 we’ve known and adored throughout the previous quite a while is probably not going to proceed in its flow structure, electric vehicle creator Rimac could guarantee a suitable future for an Audi supercar.

As per a Thursday report by the UK’s Car, Audi has contacted Rimac for assistance with building up a conceivable battery-fueled R8 substitution known as the RS e-Tron. Once thought to be called e-Tron GTR, the RS e-Tron would hold the R8’s smooth, supercar styling, however would supplant the vehicle’s V-10 motor with four superior electric engines sourced from Rimac.

To get control over improvement costs, Audi is thinking about putting together the RS e-Tron with respect to the J1 stage that is set to support the all-electric Porsche Taycan. Of note, Porsche at present claims a 10-percent stake in Rimac.

Vehicle’s sources state the electric supercar would almost certainly utilize strong state batteries to separate the RS e-Tron from other electric models like the Taycan. Despite the fact that that sort of battery tech isn’t prepared for prime time today, it should be accessible when the RS e-Tron would be propelled in either 2023 or 2024.

Those strong state batteries, which are relied upon to have a 95-kwh rating, are accounted for to give enough squeeze to help an absolute framework yield of 950 strength. Range is said to be around 300 miles, and the vehicle will allegedly be equipped for charging remotely.

Should the vehicle happen as intended, a light-weight aluminum frame and all-wheel drive will give amazing execution. Early reports propose the RS e-Tron will most likely quicken from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. A top speed more than 200 mph isn’t not feasible. That will supposedly be supported by dynamic optimal design.

In spite of the fact that the RS e-Tron is setting up to be the profound successor to the R8, that won’t really be the situation with regards to cost. The current R8 records from $170,000, however the RS e-Tron is relied upon to convey a base value that is much higher, at around $223,000.

Generation of the RS e-Tron is likely scheduled for the Audi plant close Heilbronn, Germany, where the current A6, A7, and A8 are manufactured.

Should it occur, the Audi RS e-tron won’t be the main supercar highlighting equipment from Rimac. Pininfarina will before long join the supercar EV positions with its Battista, which uses a 1,877-strength electric drivetrain sourced from the Croatia-based electric vehicle producer.


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