The much-anticipated Audi R8 spyder likely will make its world debut in production guise at the Frankfurt auto show in September.
The drop-top version of the German supercar would share mechanicals with the coupe, which offers a V8 making 420 hp and a V10 with 525 hp. The R8 has a mid-engine layout and channels power to the ground with all-wheel drive.
The R8 convertible would be a 2011 model. Officially, Audi is not giving details about the model, but the car has been caught in spy shots and it appears likely that the company would want to make a splash at Frankfurt, its home show.
With that in mind, Audi could look to make an environmental statement with a concept. But it appears unlikely that it would be in the form of an electric or hybrid R8, rumors of which have been swirling on the Web.