Scheduled to debut tomorrow at the LA Auto Show, the e-tron GT previews Audi’s third all-electric model that will add to the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback crossovers. Unusually for a concept vehicle, the e-tron GT is covered in camouflage but that can’t stop us from assessing its shape and details.
As with the Tesla Model S it’s directed against, the e-tron GT is not technically a sedan. It’s a five-door liftback with sporty styling. Notice the sloping roofline, the low stance, huge rear diffuser, and Audi Sport lettering.
Yes, this car appears to be engineered by the same people who are responsible for Audi’s RS cars, which means it should deliver impressive performance.
Audi has released the photos with no accompanying information whatsoever but a report from Germany’s Bild claims the e-tron GT uses the same platform developed by Porsche for the Taycan. It remains to be seen whether the Audi will get the full performance of its sibling, though.
According to the aforementioned report, the Audi should be able to sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in less than 4 seconds and cover more than 248 miles (400 km) on a single charge.
Design-wise, the production model will be very similar to the concept Audi will unveil in Los Angeles tomorrow. Judging from these teaser photos, we’d dare say it will look identical — the car seems 100-percent production-ready to us.
The images also reveal an uncanny resemblance with the latest Audi A7 Sportback. The lights and bumpers may be different, but the shape of the car is basically the same. We’ll get a better idea of that tomorrow when we’ll see the interior as well.
The Audi e-tron GT will launch in 2020 as the brand’s flagship electric vehicle.