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Electrifyingly fun to drive: the Audi e-tron GT concept

2018-12-17 14:39
Audi e-tron GT

Audi e-tron GT

• Debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018

• Four-door Gran Turismo with electric drive 

• Volume production starts in late 2020 

Audi e-tron, the third: The brand with the four rings is presenting one of the stars of the 2018 Auto Show in the movie capital Los Angeles.

With the electric powered Audi e-tron GT concept a four-door coupé is making its debut as a show car. The volume-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years.  

The next electric Audi is being launched, following in the footsteps of the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback slated for 2019.

This time with a flat-floor architecture that provides for exciting proportions and a low center of gravity. 434kW ensure performance fit for a sports car. The torque is transferred to the wheels via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, as you would expect for such a dynamic Audi.

The performance subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH is responsible for subsequently transforming the car into a volume-production model. Inspiration drawn from the wind tunnel: design and body Flat, wide and with a long wheelbase – those are the proportions of a classic Gran Turismo. And the Audi e-tron GT concept reflects these with its 4.96m in length, 1.96m width and 1.38m in height.

The lightweight body of the four-door coupé is manufactured using a multi-material construction. Here you have a roof section made from carbon along with numerous aluminum components and supporting elements made from high-strength steel.

The technology for this automobile was developed in close collaboration with Porsche. Design and character are packed full of unmistakable Audi DNA. 

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