Fourtitude, the internet experts on all things Audi, has compiled a list of rumors and clues that seem to indicate that the electric car concept expected from Ingolstadt at this month's Frankfurt Motor Show will indeed be based on the most excellent R8 platform. For starters, a surprisingly detailed initial report from L'Automobile magazine in France went so far as to include the R8 ePerformance moniker, which goes right along with the German automaker's current naming convention.

Further, L'Automobile offers up details – such as blocked off air intakes, a lower front chin spoiler and an enclosed front grille – that indicate the information may have been leaked from a company insider. Perhaps the biggest indication that an electric sportscar concept is in the offing from Audi is a teaser image grabbed from the new mini-site. We can clearly see what appears to be the modified shape of an Audi R8, as you can see above. So, there you go.

[Source: Fourtitude]

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