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According to dueling reports on Auto Motor und Sport in Germany and L'Automobile in France, Audi may be set to release an all-electric version of its awesome R8 supercar at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. At this point, we have no other details as to what may be powering the electric R8, but there's a possibility that it may also sport a diesel engine acting as a range extender.

It's also unclear whether Audi has any intentions of putting this Tesla-fighter into small-scale series production, though we won't be holding our breath. Our best guess would be that the German automaker would only build an electric supercar to prove that it can. If that sounds far-fetched, perhaps we should direct your attention to Audi's last R8 concept vehicle...

If there's any truth to these rumors, the zero-emission supercar will join a droptop version of the R8 on stage in Frankfurt, and as you would expect, we'll be there with digital SLRs in hand. Stay tuned.

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[Source: Auto Motor und Sport, L'Automobile]