At the 2018 Los Angeles car show Audi presented the fully electric 4-doors coupe e-tron GT concept. According to Audi, the production car that will follow in 2020 will keep 95% of the concept’s design.
A few things won’t make it to the final production car such as the illuminated e-tron badges in the front grill and rear diffuser, the buttons to open the doors and the huge 22″-rims on 285/30 tires.
ELECTRIC GRAN TURISMO
Flat, wide and with a long wheelbase – those are the proportions of a classic Gran Turismo. The e-tron GT measures 4.96m in length, 1.96 in width and 1.38m in height. Its bodywork is made out of carbon fiber, aluminum and steel.
The gently sloping roofline of the e-tron GT concept that extends well into the rear echoes the Sportback layout that is the hallmark of the brand. This is, however, clearly taken forward into the future, pointing the way to the next evolutionary stage of the Audi design language.
At the front of the car, the well-known Singleframe grid has been made lower and wider than on the e-tron SUV models. The e-tron GT grill has, just like the RS-models from Audi, a honeycomb structure – a visual signal which characterizes the Audi e-tron GT concept as a future product of Audi Sport GmbH. Headlights are matrix-LED technology with laser high beam giving a dynamic presence of the Audi e-tron GT concept even while stationary. As seen on the Elaine the headlights welcome the driver with a short function sequence.
A light strip runs across the entire width of the rear. This strip dissipates at the outer edges, in the actual lighting units, into individual wedge-shaped LED segments. This architecture links the e-tron GT with the volume-production SUV e-tron, making both instantly recognizable even in the dark as Audi electric automobiles.
Because of the long 2.90m wheelbase, the interior is spacious and offers room for four adults in individual captain chairs. Audi didn’t use any animal skin in this car but worked with a combination of artificial leather and recycled materials such as Econyl, a type of fiber that’s made out of recycled fishing wire and/or nets.
With two separate luggage departments the e-tron GT has a total cargo space of 550L (divided over 450L in the trunk and 100L in the frunk).
The four-door coupe is equipped with two electromotors: one on the front axle and one on the rear axle. Together they produce 434kW which is the equivalent of 590HP ensuring true sports car performance in combination with Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. This will launch the e-tron GT in 3.5 seconds to 100KPH and it will reach 200KPH after 12 seconds flat. Top speed is restricted to 240KPH.
The 90kWh battery is located below the cabin and between the front- and rear axle of that car. Range according to WLTP standards is set to around 400KM.
The e-tron GT has an 800-volt system allowing it to (DC) charge to 80% in only 20 minutes with speeds up to 350kW. Apart from that, it will also be able to use the 11kW Audi Wireless Charging system.