Audi unveils F12 performance prototype image

The German based automaker Audi has recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the F12 performance prototype.

According to the car manufacturer, the Audi F12 has been jointly developed at the RWTH Aachen University with Bosch and with several institutes and the supercar has been described as a “major advanced for electric mobility” thanks to its modules which can be used in a variety of EVs. Just as you have already figured it out, the Audi F12 is actually based on the R8, but the model is getting three electric motors which can be controlled separately and a 38+ kWh battery.

“Our team united engineering art, creativity and a portion of lateral thinking. Young, independent free-thinkers worked together with the experts from the Technical Development departments at Audi and Bosch. We enjoyed a constant sharing of our respective knowledge and different work cultures”, said one of the project managers, Dr. Christian Allmann.

Just as you have already figured it out, the Audi F12 is actually based on the R8, but the model is getting three electric motors which can be controlled separately and a 38+ kWh battery. Audi says that at low speeds, the front axle motor will “move” the car while at high speeds, the two rear motors can be activated to allow the model to produce a total output of 204 HP (150 kW) and it has a peak torque of 550 Nm (406 lb-ft). The Audi F12 might make it into production.