Audi hasn’t stopped constructing its R8 supercar in spite of everything. The beloved low-slung coupe with the contrast-color facet vents was scheduled to exit after the 2023 mannequin yr. However a brand new report says the manufacturing facility continues to construct them. Audi sellers are nonetheless discovering clients for the 10-cylinder efficiency flagship.
Germany’s Automobilewoche (Car Week) studies, in translation, “Audi’s R8 sports activities automotive mannequin was really scheduled to run out on the finish of 2023,” the corporate is now “extending manufacturing on the Böllinger Höfe manufacturing facility in Heilbronn till the tip of March.”
An Audi spokesperson instructed Motor1, “The final Audi R8 will depart the manufacturing line on the finish of the primary quarter of 2024.” That provides the automotive a three-month keep of execution.
Gross sales, it appears, picked up when cancelation rumors began. Supercar gross sales are virtually at all times sluggish, however Kelley Blue E book numbers present that Audi offered 118 R8s within the U.S. in December — up from 34 a yr earlier.
When the R8 does lastly exit, we anticipate an all-electric substitute. Audi has promised to go all-electric. That can possible imply an electrical supercar. Audi’s 4-door e-tron GT is already able to a 0-60 dash in 3.1 seconds, the corporate says — 0.1 seconds sooner than the a lot smaller R8.