No – its not a pimped out Audi TT its actually a Mini version of the R8 which is rumoured to be the all new R4 model. This two seater model will then sit in the line up between the TT and the R8 and open up another new sports car market for Audi to enter. Dont get too excited yet though as its unlikely to become reality for at least three years yet and so this Etron inspired model will be more than likely doing the rounds as a concept car at next years big motor shows. A similar form of engine as used in the RS3 will be installed and this 2.5 litre 5 cylinder turbo will be tuned up to around 400bhp but the best news is that it will also feature a hybrid motor too. Quattro 4 wheel drive will be implemented as per all R models but the Hybrid drive system will power the front wheel alone and there will be no actual mechanical link between the two. All Audi need decide really is which platform to build the new Audi R4 on as partner groups Porsche and VW have had similar motors in the past such as the Q7, Cayenne and Touareg. Watch out Porsche though as the 9-11 will be under threat once this motor becomes built.
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