According to sources, the recently unveiled Audi PB 18 e-tron concept car, could be a preview for the automaker's next-generation of electric supercar. In a report, Automotive News gives a hint that the concept could indicate plans to re-launch an e-tron version of the R8 supercar or fully replace it. Meanwhile, Audi claims that the PB 18 e-tron will feature styling inspired by the R18 Le Mans hybrid race car. The German brand has previously offered the all-electric R8 e-tron, though expensive costs, slow sales, and technical constraints have forced them to cull the model after short production in both generations. The second-generation of the R8 e-tron was discontinued two years ago despite fewer than 100 samples being built. It was only offered in Europe and starting price was said to be at $1.56 million. In a statement at the Formula E event in Berlin, Perter Mertens, Audi's development boss, has hinted that the carmaker's next-generation of performance vehicles could include an all-electric model. He also noted that they will make it happen sooner as part of their plan.
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