Looks like Audi has decided to go the way of downsizing with their future sports car in order to make them more efficient. This downsizing comes in different forms for different models. There will be a sub-TT small sports car, while the next R8 will be getting a smaller V8 engine.
The new small sports car will slot below the Audi TT and will be based on a modified version of the existing MQB platform called ‘Zero’. It will share this platform with the next VW Polo. As Audi development boss Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg told CarAdvice: “The TT is the most sporty car on the MQB [platform] … but [we] will also have MQB Zero – [the] next-gen Polo. Based on this sub matrix system I can imagine a smaller car. I think something more sporty is possible to run in the zero segment.”
As for the next-generation 2016 Audi R8, the car is going to be lighter, more agile, and of course, more efficient. It will do that mainly by offering a smaller version of the 4.2 liter V8, boosted with one or two turbochargers. As Autocar reports, the car will also get Lamborghini Huracan’s carbon/aluminum chassis and a more sophisticated suspension.