Audi is once again believed to be working on a new sports car to fill the gap between the TT and the R8 flagship supercar.

We’ve heard this rumor plenty of times, so we are taking this new report from AutoBild with a grain of salt. The German edition says Audi is developing in cooperation with Porsche a new mid-engined sports car that will be part of the new R family of high-performance vehicles.

AutoBild claims the model will likely wear the R6 production name, while currently it’s known with its internal codename PO455. No exact technical details are available at the moment, but it is said the sports car will be based on the next generation Porsche Boxster, using different engines from its German brother and an all-wheel drive system.

The rumor for a new sports car from Audi appeared for the first time following the introduction of the quattro concept in 2010 that is based on the A5. The study had a 2.5-liter turbocharged petrol unit with 408 horsepower (300 kilowatts) and 354 pound-feet (480 newton meters) of torque. A few years later it was reported Audi is preparing a “more extreme” project that could reach the production lines of the company, but that's literally everything we know so far.

Note: Audi quattro concept pictured.

Source: Audi

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