Beefed-up performance EV spotted at German circuit, with projected power output said to be somewhere between 373kW and 410kW.
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Photographers have snapped what is believed to be a performance version of the Audi e-tron quattro at the Nurburgring in Germany.

A few different prototypes have been lapping the iconic circuit, wearing camouflage around lower sections of the body, while also sporting lowered suspension and beefed up wheel and brake packages.

It's believed this could be an indication that the Audi Sport performance division is developing a go-fast version of the company's first volume production EV, unofficially dubbed the e-tron quattro S.

Going by where the swirly wrap is concentrated, the e-tron quattro S will get beefier bumpers and extended side sills in addition to the aforementioned lowered suspension and larger wheels/brakes, with further changes to be made under the skin.

Currently, the regular e-tron quattro develops 300kW and 660Nm from its dual-motor electric drive system, with Audi claiming a sub-6.0 second 0-100 sprint and a top speed of 200km/h.

It's speculated that the 'S' version will get an additional electric motor on the rear axle (one for each wheel), which could bump the power output to 500-550bhp (373-410kW). It's unclear whether the standard car's 95kWh battery will get a boost to cater for the extra power, either.

Given the e-tron quattro has only just started hitting North American and European showrooms, it could be 6-12 months before we see the final version of the high-performance model. Audi has the coupe-styled e-tron Sportback to come later this year, too.

With that in mind, keep your eyes out for news around the Frankfurt motor show in September, or the Geneva motor show in March 2020.

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