HAVING ALREADY shown it can make a very good pure-electric SUV, Audi will launch a Porsche-rivalling electric sports car in late 2020.
What is the Audi e-tron GT?
When it goes on sale next year, the Audi e-tron GT will be the car maker’s range-topping pure-electric model; sitting above the e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUVs in the firm’s EV hierarchy.
Though Audi is billing the e-tron GT as a “highly dynamic coupé”, with cars such as the Porsche Taycan in its sights, the car is also being positioned as a usable grand tourer. Due to the packaging benefits that come with using a pure-electric powertrain, there should be decent amounts of space for five occupants (although three in the rear might be a squeeze) plus luggage.
How much power does the Audi e-tron GT have?
Audi has yet to confirm the production Audi e-tron GT’s power output, though the concept car’s (pictured) two electric motors were said to develop a combined total of 582bhp. This, Audi claimed, allowed the car to have a supercar-esque 0-62mph time of approximately 3.5 seconds, and an electronically-limited top speed of 149mph.
What is the Audi e-tron GT’s range?
Assuming the e-tron GT will have a comparable range to the concept car that previewed it, the pure-electric Audi should have an advertised range of around 248 miles on a single charge.
The concept’s rapid charging credentials should also make it to the production car; the e-tron GT concept can recharge to 80% of its “more than 90kWh” battery capacity in 20 minutes (via a 350kW ultra-fast charging point), which equates to roughly 200 miles of range. It also has wireless charging compatibility, Audi claims.
What tech does the Audi e-tron GT have?
Going on the specs of the concept car, buyers of the e-tron GT will likely be able to fully load it with Audi’s most advanced technology. As well as the wireless and ultra-fast charging capabilities, the e-tron GT is also expected to be available with extremely bright Matrix Laser headlights and a carbon ceramic regenerative braking system.
When does the Audi e-tron GT go on sale?
Audi hasn’t said when the e-tron GT will go on sale, but it has confirmed the vehicle will enter production in late 2020 with first deliveries of customer cars scheduled to begin in early 2021.
How much will the Audi e-tron GT cost at launch?
Prices for the Audi e-tron GT won’t be revealed until closer to launch, though it’s rumoured the car could start at around £100,000.
What are the Audi e-tron GT’s rivals?
By the time the Audi e-tron GT goes on sale, its closest competitors will be the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan. A potential rival could also come from Jaguar, in the form of a pure-electric XJ saloon that some speculate will be revealed later this year.