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More bad news for proponents of radical growth of Audi's sports car lineup - the proposed "little brother to the Audi R8" has been cancelled according to a highly placed source at Audi AG. Apparently when company directors looked into the feasibility it was determined that there just wasn't enough room for a car to be placed between the top TT RS and the base R8.

In most markets, you can buy two TT RS for the price of an R8 and when this was pointed out to our source, the response was more a question of performance. While the price differential between the TT RS and the R8 is quite wide, the performance difference between the two cars is quite small...



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I see no point in a car bigger than the TT and weaker then the R8.........

They should just make the next TT mid engine RWD and Mid engine Quattro. With 2.0 T and 3.0 V6 options.
 

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I didn't think Audi needed the R4 with Porsche in the VAG family. You can justify the R8 as a technology showcase and halo for the Audi brand but a Cayman with in-line instead of boxer engine and forced AWD always seemed like a very contrived idea.

The quattro coupe concept was more "Audi" than the R4 in philosophy and ethos but even that wasn't much of a business case.
 
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