Audi has unveiled their F12 e performance prototype. It features three electric motors and a 38+ kWh battery.

Audi has unveiled their F12 e performance prototype.

Completed after three years of work, the car was jointly developed with Bosch and several institutes at the RWTH Aachen University. It is described as a "major advance for electric mobility" because the car's modules can be used in a variety of EVs.

The car is based on the R8 and features a 38+ kWh battery. It also has three electric motors which can be controlled separately. At low speeds, the front axle motor powers the car by itself. At high speeds, the two rear motors are activated to enable the car to produce a combined output of 204 HP (150 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.

Despite the completion of the project, Audi says some of the prototype's components - such as the carbon fiber reinforced plastic housing for the rear battery - could eventually make it into production.

Gallery: Audi F12 e performance prototype revealed