Report: Electric Audi R8 Back On?

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

After vehemently denying rumors that the company is working on an electric version of the R8 sports car, Audi is stirring up interest by launching a new website called Electricity Untamed. There isn’t much on the site, expect for a drawing of a sports car that could be an R8, or a TT, or even, well, any Audi.

There’s also a brief message saying that “electricity will be untamed” on September 15th, which, by no coincidence, is the first day of the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Whether Audi actually does have plans for a zero-emissions R8 to compete with cars like the electric Mercedes SLS gullwing remains to be seen.

Be sure to check back with AutoGuide on September 15th when we begin live coverage of the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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