Audi to unveil electric R8 concept

Audi to unveil electric R8 concept

Audi r8 electric concept

Recent reports out of France and Germany are indicating that in addition to the all-new A8 and A5 Sportback, Audi has plans to debut two new versions of the R8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

If rumour is to be believed then the drop-top supercar will be available with either the standard 420 hp, 4.2-litre V8 or the newly released 525 hp, 5.2-litre V10, allowing Audi to compete directly with the 911 4S, Turbo and convertible models.

However, the big news is the rumoured reveal of an electric version of the R8. Details are scarce, so it’s unclear if the R8 concept will be a pure EV, a diesel/gasoline-electric hybrid, or a limited production model. Watch this space for more details as they come to light.

Audi r8 electric concept

Recent reports out of France and Germany are indicating that in addition to the all-new A8 and A5 Sportback, Audi has plans to debut two new versions of the R8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

If rumour is to be believed then the drop-top supercar will be available with either the standard 420 hp, 4.2-litre V8 or the newly released 525 hp, 5.2-litre V10, allowing Audi to compete directly with the 911 4S, Turbo and convertible models.

However, the big news is the rumoured reveal of an electric version of the R8. Details are scarce, so it’s unclear if the R8 concept will be a pure EV, a diesel/gasoline-electric hybrid, or a limited production model. Watch this space for more details as they come to light.

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