The pollution and noise standards of countries are becoming more stringent and are significantly destroying the market for sports and powerful cars. Audi has officially announced that it will no longer offer the V10-powered Audi R8 in Australia. The main reason is the endless strictures of the legislators in Australia, and due to the limited sales of this car, Audi has restricted the supply of this super sport.
The Audi R8 was launched in 2006 to compete with the Porsche 911 and Ferrari products.
Initially, the R8 was only available with a V8 engine, but after a while, the 5.2-liter V10 engine was used by Audi in this model. The second generation of this supercar, which has many technical similarities with the Lamborghini Huracan, was launched in 2015.
This engine is capable of producing 562 horsepower in the base model and 612 horsepower in the Plus model, and uses a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox with the code DL800. This gearbox sends power to all four wheels.
The Audi R8 is currently the largest market in Europe and North America, and the Australian market has not been large enough to convince Audi to continue offering the product in that country.
Audi’s E-tron products are now fully electric, and will soon replace all of the company’s internal combustion products, as Audi has officially announced that it will no longer develop internal combustion engines.
Audi is also one of the leading companies in the field of diesel engines, but due to the environmental fraud of its parent company, Volkswagen, it no longer has the brilliant performance of its past.