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Audi image suggests electric car will be an R8

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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Nikonguy 4 September 2009

Re: Electric R8 set for Frankfurt

Runs on AA batteries available from the nearest Argos store to prove how economical it is