Audi to bring electric R8 to Frankfurt?

Audi is rumored to be creating an electric-powered concept based on the R8 sports car to the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. Though the diesel-powered R8 was canned earlier this year, this extra-efficient, high-performance variant of the R8 might get the green light after all.

German publication Auto und Motor Sport says the electric R8 hardtop will be called "e-Version," though the report didn't specify if it would feature a hybrid powertrain or a full electric setup. A diesel/electric hybrid remains a distinct possibility, though the rumored name for the concept car hints at full electric power.

We'll keep you posted should we hear more out of Ingolstadt. If not, make sure to check back in September for Leftlane's live Frankfurt coverage.