The concept measures 4.96 m (16.2 ft) in length and 1.96 m (6.43 ft) in width, which as previously stated, are A7 Sportback numbers, something we don’t mind at all. As for its height and its wheelbase, we’re dealing with 1.38 meters (4.5 feet) and 2.90 meters (9.5 feet) respectively.
The e-tron GT Concept was born out of a direct collaboration between Audi Sport and Porsche, beginning with the platform (same one used on the Taycan), and including the battery pack. While an exact range hasn’t been specified, the fully electric e-tron GT is expected to travel for over 400 km (248 miles) on a single charge, and can be charged to 80% of its capacity in around 20 minutes thanks to its 800-volt system, for a range of about 199 miles (320 km).
Whole lot of show, whole lot of go
When it comes to straight line performance, the e-tron GT should give Audi RS models a proper run for their money, thanks to a total power output figure of 434 kW, which translates to 590 PS (582 HP). Audi expects the production version of the dual-motor e-tron GT to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in around 3.5 seconds, before reaching 124 mph (200 km/h) in just over 12 seconds. Top speed will be limited to 149 mph (240 km/h) for EV range purposes.
Now, if the performance figures aren’t exciting enough for you, then know that there will be very few visual differences between this concept car and the production-ready model coming in 2020.
The front end design is extremely aggressive, with a strong hexagonal grille, Matrix LED headlights with lightning bolt-like graphics and a sporty-looking bumper design. Moving along the sides of the car we spot large 22-inch alloy wheels with 285/30 tires, as well as side skirts and absent door handles, although if the Porsche Taycan is anything to go by (and it should), regular door handles could appear on the production car. Also, the reason why it has those large air intakes is to ensure proper cooling of the battery pack.
As for the rear end, it’s more coupe-like than the A7 Sportback’s, while light stretches the entire length of the fascia. To say that this is by far the most dynamic-looking four-door Audi ever built, would not be an understatement.
Audi of the future
A look inside the e-tron GT reveals a very minimalist cabin, where most surfaces feature some type of touchscreen functionality, except of course for the gauge cluster, which is probably just fully digital. The screens are however oriented towards the driver, who can also operate the car via an intelligent voice assistant.
Other features include the Alcantara steering wheel, new materials, a drive mode selector that helps change the car’s behavior, and a four-seat layout, although a fifth person could squeeze in the middle if they had to.
When it comes out, expect this car to boast Level 3 autonomous functionality, as well as high levels of connectivity for mobile devices, app usage and so on.
– 590 PS (582 HP)
– 248 mile (400 km) range
– 0-62 mph in around 3.5 seconds
– 149 mph (240 km/h) top speed
– 15.9 cu.ft (450 liters) luggage capacity, plus an extra 3.5 cu.ft (100 liters) under the hood
– 2.90 meter (9.5 ft) wheelbase
While the e-tron GT will go into production by the end of 2020, initial deliveries won’t be made until early 2021.
*Live photos from the LA Auto Show and videos added below