A 4-door coupe that looks undeniably beautiful. The e-Tron GT has been shown off to the world, with production set to start in late 2020.
The next electric Audi is on the horizon, following the announcements of both the e-tron SUV and the e-tron Sportback. The project will be developed into volume-production models by the end of 2020. Initial deliveries will be made to customers in early 2021.
434 kW (590 hp) ensure performance fit for a sports car. The torque is transferred to the wheels courtesy of the quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, lets be honest, you’d expect this for such a dynamic Audi.
Inspired By 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 4.96-meter (16.3 ft) length, 1.96-meter (6.4 ft) width and 1.38?meter (4.5 ft) 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.
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.
A Truly Contemporary Feel – The Interior
Four doors, four seats with 2.90 meters (9.5 ft) wheelbase – in the interior the Audi e-tron GT concept provides a large dose of everyday usability, coupled with a superb quality feel. The functional centre of the interior is located at the front left, visibly focused on the driver’s seat.
The centre console, the large touchscreen in the top section and the line from the door rail and cockpit frame the driver’s workplace, perfectly incorporate the driver ergonomically with the controls and the infotainment of the Audi e-tron GT.
The centre console and the freestanding instrument cluster seem to float. Light colours in the top section of the cockpit and the gradually darker gradation through to the floor area create the impression of clear width. Sport seats inspired by motor racing in both rows of seats provide optimum lateral support even while cornering at speed.
Reduces charging times: 800-volt charging system
The battery in the Audi e-tron GT concept can be charged in several ways: using a cable which is connected behind the flap in the left front wing, or by means of contactless induction with Audi Wireless Charging.
Here a charging pad with integral coil is installed permanently on the floor where the car is to be parked, and connected to the power supply. The alternating magnetic field induces an alternating voltage in the secondary coil fitted in the floor of the car, across the air gap.
With a charging output of 11 kW the Audi e-tron GT concept can be fully charged conveniently overnight.