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Audi E-Tron GTR Scheduled To Supercede R8 In 2022

Unconfirmed rumours have a new E-Tron Model sportingly named the Audi GTR taking over as the Flagship Model in the German Manufacturers lineup.

Three powerful electric motors will provide the necessary power required to provide a massive 650 BHP (Yes you read that correctly) via the All-Wheel-Drive system and get this, a range of around 300 miles by way of the currently hypothetical  solidstate Battery Pack delivering 95kw.

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Charging if you can believe it will even be carried out wirelessly so potential owners will not even have to worry about unsightly power cables disturbing that wonderfully designed bodywork.

Audi e-tron GTR Platform

It is likely that the e-tron GTR’s platform may probably be the very same one that the upcoming Taycan from Porsche is being built on, it is also likely that Audi, having an obvious eye on weight saving will be using an aluminium monocoque chassis, this amongst other developments should allow the new GTR to power from 0-62 mph in around the two second mark, truly astounding and probably borne from Audi’s participation since the formation of the Formula E World Series.

Audi R&D chief Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler said, “Audi Sport must have e-mobility, and our icons for the brand must become electric. We are in discussions regarding the sporty cars and the RS vehicles — they will need a change towards e-mobility.”

Anything Else We Have Heard About?

Let’s face it, 2022 is almost three years away yet and anything, in fact probably everything can change during the later stages of the e-tron GTR development but one thing is certain, the awesome V10 power unit is on it’s way to the retirement home, awaiting visits from tearful devotees, the question is will it be sorely missed in years to come or will EV advancements mean the combustion engine will be well and truly a thing of the past come 2030.

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