There was a time when big power meant having a big engine, but that just isn’t the case anymore thanks to various technological advances. Over the years we’ve developed things like direct injection, high-pressure injection, cylinder deactivation, variable valve timing, and let’s not forget advancements made in the turbocharging department. As such, naturally aspirated, large engines are starting to die off as manufacturers transition to developing smaller, but equally powerful engines. One of the more recent cases of this comes in the form of the Audi R8. When the 2017 R8 model made its debut, the naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V-8 found in the entry-level model made its official exit, leaving the 5.2-liter V-10 as the only available engine option. Now, it looks like a new entry-level R8 is on the way, this time powered by a 2.9-liter V-6.