Bad news is again present in the ranks of cars with high Performance, and this time this news comes from Audi. Yep, Audi has many cars with high performance, but one of the stau is quite interesting is the Audi R8, especially if not the design that can be spelled out of the box when compared with other Audi products.
Got a cool look, and the engine performance is okay, in fact not make the Audi R8 in safe position. In fact, reportedly the Audi plans to reveal the Audi R8 from its product line in 2020. Ha? Why should it be like that? Yes, maybe this is what must happen. There are several reasons behind the Audi R8 removal plan. First, as we know, the Audi who is also one of the brands that are under the auspices of VW Golf is in a bad financial position. Dieselgate scandal that befell VW Group also dragged the four-circle logo of German origin.
And while unhealthy finances, stopping production of one product that is not 'volume maker' is certainly a strategic move, and Audi R8 is the tumbalnya. In addition to Dieselgate problems, the fact Audi has stopped its participation in the Le Mans race. What is the relation? Oh, obviously very tight, because the presence of the Audi R8 to the world is thanks to Le Mans racing. Audi R8 is a highway version of Audi's vision in the Audi R8 Le Mans which is contained in the concept model Audi Le Mans Quattro Concept in 2003 ago. In addition, Quattro GmbH division was already in rebrand to Audi Sport GmbH.
Yep, the Dieselgate scandal, and no participation in Le Mans and the substitution of the division that developed it was also added badly by the departure of Stephan Winkelmann from the Audi Sport GmbH division to join Bugatti. For all that reason, the Audi R8 certainly does not get priority to be maintained by this German manufacturer. And the worse, because the successor of the Audi R8, the Audi e-Tron will never be produced. Even Audi hypercar candidates who have a V8 engine with 1.000hp power with Scorpion code was set aside for a while.
Parties Audi itself has not provided an official statement related to this, but the prediction Audi R8 will be discontinued after Lamborghini spawned the latest generation of Lamborghini Huracan. Surely this news is bad news, especially in the last decade this Audi R8 has become one of Audi's iconic products, including accompanying Tony Stark in some of his films. What if you think?