The boss of Audi Sport, the German marque’s performance sub-brand, has confirmed the company’s RS range will be doubled by early 2018, according to a new report out of the UK.
According to Autocar, Stephan Winkelmann, head of Audi Sport and former boss of Italian supercar brand Lamborghini, said the company’s fleet of RS-badged models will expand from the current seven to 15 over the next year or so.
Beyond that, it appears buyers might soon expect an AMG-like approach to producing high-powered flagship variants of nearly every model on offer. If so, expect to see RS8, RSQ2 and RSQ7 models in the near future – among others.
“We have a lot of plans but are not revealing them yet,” he said. “It is better to under-promise and over-deliver.”
Above: 2017 Audi RS3 sedan
This year the company launched the 294kW/480Nm 2.5-litre turbo TT RS coupe (top) and roadster, along with revealing the RS3 sedan at the Paris motor show with the same engine – which will launch in Australia mid-2017.
When asked if the company would pursue making more standalone models along the lines of arch-rival Mercedes-AMG – perhaps like a smaller ‘R6’ sports car to sit alongside the R8 – Winkelmann was less forthcoming with details, though didn’t squash any chances of a new model.
“Let’s see,” he told the British publication.
Above: Audi Sport Quattro concept
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