In a potentially electrifying twist, Audi is rumored to be in the early stages of developing an electric vehicle architecture specifically tailored for low-volume, high-performance sports cars and supercars. While details remain scant, Audi's Technical Development boss, Oliver Hoffmann, hinted at the company's commitment to sports cars, indicating that they intend to leverage components from various electric platforms, including the SSP, MEB, and PPE, to create a winning formula.
Hoffmann refrained from confirming the resurrection of iconic models like the R8 or TT. However, he did acknowledge that Audi is actively exploring different concepts and projects beyond the 20 new models slated for the next two years.
Notably, Volkswagen Group CEO Oliver Blume has previously confirmed that SSP-based models could boast staggering power outputs of up to 1,677 horsepower (1,250 kW / 1,700 PS), hinting at the electrifying potential of future supercars and hypercars.
Inside sources have indicated that work is well underway on an electric successor to the R8, which is expected to stay true to its roots with two doors, racing-inspired characteristics, and jaw-dropping power. Audi aims to infuse a high-end, hand-made touch into this potential future masterpiece.
While these developments remain unconfirmed, the whisperings from the automotive world suggest that Audi's legacy of sports cars might soon receive a shockingly silent yet powerful revival in the electric era.