Audi image suggests electric car will be an R8
4 September 2009

Speculation that Audi will unveil an electric R8 at the Frankfurt motor show is gathering pace, after the car maker's new microsite featured a rendering of the car.

The microsite, called, includes an opening sequence where the above, R8-like image flashes up.

See the Audi R8 teaser picture

Speculation suggests the car will be called the R8 ePerformance and will feature tweaks such as blocked-off air intakes, a lower front spoiler and an enclosed front grille.

The site also features a countdown clock timed to end on 15 September - the preview day for the Frankfurt motor show.

It features statements such as: "What's happened to electricity? It got dumbed down and domesticated. On September 15 electricity, and all its force and power, will run free and completely untamed."

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