At this year’s Detroit Auto Show, Audi unveiled a new version of the E-Tron concept car , a preview version of the future R4 sports car and they received an overwhelming amount of feedback. To not build a vehicle that created that much of a stir would be a conceptual nightmare and everyone seems to know it except for Audi. To build it or not to build it has been on ongoing struggle the company has dealt with since the debut of the VW BlueSport roadster which was supposedly the original concept for the R4 production vehicle. Yes, it’s a very confusing back and forth of emotions. Needless to say, the Audi R4 needs to arrive and, inspired by that concept, this is a new rendering of the production version.
The R4 will be built on an entirely new platform previewed by the aforementioned Volkswagen BlueSport roadster concept. As previously reported, the R4 will use a smaller powerplant than the ones found in the Audi TT . This means that we will see a range of 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TSI, and 2.0TDI engines. The engine from the newly launched Audi TT RS might also be used in a powerful high-performance version of the R4.
The Audi R4 will be offered in both coupe and roadster versions. We should expect the official debut in the next two or three years.