First pictures of the Audi R8 e-Tron – the electric R8 – have surfaced ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show.
We first heard rumours that Audi were building an electric R8 back in May. More recently that rumour got real substance when Audi launched their Electricity Untamed website teasing an electric concept for Frankfurt. But now there can be no doubt that Audi is going to steal the thunder of BMW’s Vision ED concept with a real start – the Audi R8 e-Tron.
The pictures here have leaked out of Audi, and clearly show that the e-Tron is very much Audi R8, albeit with some changes. The grill is changed, as are the wheels and rear end. The interior has very little resemblance to the R8, partly because this is an electric car and a concept.
So far Audi has denied all the rumours surrounding the electric R8 e-Tron. We don’t even know if this is going to be some form of electric hybrid like the BMW Vision ED, or a full electric car like the Mercedes SLS AMG eDrive.
But whatever it is, it’s going to be one of the stars of the Frankfurt Motor Show.