Audi spokesman confirms electric R8 concept rumor is ‘not true’

Earlier this week, we heard rumors from Auto Motor und Sport that Audi was going to unveil an electric concept version of the R8 supercar at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Well, according to an Audi spokesman, the rumor is “not true” and Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk can now sleep in peace.

The spokesman, who talked with Inside Line, apparently asked to remain anonymous. No we’re no scholars on public relations but since when did a spokesman ask to remain anonymous when talking about something the company is not working on.

Either way, Audi will bring the drop-top version of the R8 to Frankfurt in September. Known as the R8 Spyder, it will feature the gasoline engine lineup from the R8.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Inside Line