Audi has taken the wrap off its latest all-electric vehicle, the superlative Audi e-tron GT Concept at the recent LA Auto Show. For some e-tron is closely associated to two-door sports car (or SUV) from the German marque, but the Audi e-tron GT Concept is in fact an electric sports sedan. It sports an aggressive, I-mean-business front end that tails off a coupe-ish rear end (AKA sportback fastback). I know, it is odd to say this, but it was actually quite a sight to behold.
Although it is labeled as a ‘concept’, the Audi e-tron GT Concept is not a pipe dream by the pen-wielding designers at Audi; it is four-door Gran Turismo that is destined for volume production in late 2020. Prior to its appearance in the market (with first deliveries to happen in early 2021), the Audi e-tron GT Concept will make its film debut in Marvel Studios’ Avengers 4, which will hit the theaters in Summer 2019. I am guessing it will be Tony Stark’s ride, but I could be wrong.
Anywho, the Audi e-tron GT Concept is not just another EV. It has many notables, including a multi-material construction where it has a roof section made from carbon, complemented by aluminum components and high-strength steel. Power is derived from an electric drive system comprising of individual electric motor on the front and rear axles that makes an equivalent of 590 horses, and it is, naturally, a Quattro (AKA all-wheel drive). And oh, it is an all-wheel steer car too.
Audi projected a 0-62 (0-100 km/h) sprint of around 3.5 seconds and the four-ring marque expects it to hit 200 km/h (124 mph) in “just over 12 seconds,” before hitting the regulated top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). As for range, the 90 kWh+ lithium-ion battery found spread across the entire floorpan between the front and rear axle offers over 400 kilometers (248 miles) on a single charge.
A few other details include a four-seater configuration (sorry, fifth guy!), 22-inch five twin spokes wheels shod in 285/30 tires, matrix LED headlights with laser high beam, rear LED lights, a large touchscreen infotainment center, up to 450L (15.9 cu ft) rear luggage capacity, 100L (3.5 cu ft) front cargo capacity, 30 percent more recuperation over current Audi EVs, and multiple ways of charging, including Audi Wireless Charging.
It is also worthy to note that the car is outfitted with a 800-volt system that allows it to be recharged to 80 percent in around 20 minutes. Theoretically, the 80 percent should afford a range of over 320 kilometers (199 miles).
With the Audi e-tron GT Concept Electric Sports Sedan, Audi also introduces a new exterior color called kinetic dust, which is a warm, dark color skin to titanium. The Audi e-tron GT Concept is a result of a joint development between Audi and Porsche. You can learn more about this super cool practical EV from Audi over HERE.
All images courtesy of Audi.