The new sports car should be called 2019 Audi R6 and should be developed under the code name PO455. The news comes from the German subsidiary Autobild, which also claims that the R6 will share its fundamentals with the new generation of Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman. A coupe and a roadster are on the table, with the latter sporting a R6 Spyder badge. If these rumors prove correct, the R6 will become the second Audi sports car to borrow its platform from other products of the Volkswagen Group. As you may know, the R8 rolls on the basics that Lamborghini has developed for the Huracan.
The R8 profile, with less pronounced character lines above the side skirts and under the waist, and slightly smaller vents for engine cooling. The shape of the roof should also be less aggressive. At the rear, we expect the R8 to keep the taillights horizontal, but the units must have a different shape and use different bunches of LEDs. A sports diffuser with integrated exhaust outlets is also on the table, but Audi will probably abandon the air vents under the taillights and replace the rear wing with a spoiler.
The interior of the R6 should mix sporty and luxurious details. Our best guess is that the dashboard will probably be closer to the TT in terms of design, and that it will have a more conventional wheelbase than the R8. However, we expect Audi to come up with new details and perhaps abandon the TT’s round ventilation holes for a design that will bring out the R6 in the three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel. be reported, just like the digital instrument cluster that displays various data and navigation information next to the tachometer and tachometer. Leather upholstery is likely to be the norm and we hope that Audi will offer brighter colors in addition to its monochrome black and dark gray combinations. Like all high-performance Audi, the R6 should also have various aluminum trim details and even carbon fiber inserts in the adjustable range model. Also look for contrast stitching, Alcantara and even cushioned diamond seat surfaces. Upholstered sport seats will be standard, of course.
If the Audi R6 gets the green light, this could reduce the production costs of the Porsche 718; and in the business world, it’s about keeping production costs down and reducing profits. The 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, reports Autobild. The entry-level versions will be set at 210 kW, medium-range variants at 255 kW and the flagship range at 300 kW.