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This Is The Flagship Supercar Audi Needs To Make

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Would you complain if Audi’s future flagship supercar looked like this?

The future isn't looking bright for the Audi R8. Reports have suggested Audi's acclaimed supercar will not be renewed for a third generation and will be replaced with a pure electric successor. But what will Audi's next flagship supercar look like? To answer that question, talented artist Rain Prisk has designed a render showing us what a "more expensive alternative to an Audi R8," could look like in the future.

Prisk has incorporated design elements from the existing R8, and PB18 E-Tron Concept while adding some unique cues to create a stunning shape. The front fascia looks like the previous two generations of the R8, with its low-slung nose and an angular grille. Slim LED headlights give the car a sleek, futuristic look, but we're not sure about the peculiar-looking triangular lamps positioned below them.

Elsewhere, Prisk's hypothetical halo supercar retains the R8's distinctive sideblades and features a low roofline and flat rear deck, which would probably reduce visibility. The render artist hasn't provided any powertrain details for their creation, but the 2019 Audi R8 is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 with 562 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, while the Performance model increases the output to a respectable 612 hp and 428 lb-ft.

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Alternatively, Prisk's render design could give us an idea what Audi's rumored electric supercar will look like since it borrows elements from the PB18 E-Tron Concept. Audi is allegedly planning to call it the e-tron GTR, which is expected to launch around 2022. Replacing the R8's sweet-sounding V10 will be three electric motors producing a combined output of around 650 horsepower, while a 95 kWh battery will reportedly provide a range of around 300 miles. We certainly won't complain if the e-tron GTR looks anything like Prisk's render.