It looks like last week's reports of an Audi R8 EV might be unfounded, but the R8 Spyder is still on the books.
It looks like last week's rumor of a Frankfurt-bound, electric Audi R8 might be a case of wishful thinking. Edmunds is reporting that an Audi representative has resoundly denied the reports.
Last week, we told you about the rumors swirling around the German automaker's upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show showcase. In addition to the debuts of the new A5 Sportback and new generation A8, we were hearing talk of the R8 Spyder taking a bow side-by-side with an electric R8 concept. The sources we sited include Auto Motor und Sport and L'Automobile.
Although the R8 EV was brushed off as "not true" by the North American Audi rep, the R8 convertible was pretty much re-confirmed for the Frankfurt show. That car will come with either a 420 hp 4.2-liter V8, or a 5.2-liter V10 pumping out a massive 525 horsepower.
Although, North American reps aren't always "in the loop" with what is being developed in Germany, we're still hoping to see an Audi R8 electric sometime in the near future, just to see what the German automaker is capable of creating.