The bad news is we still have to wait until circa 2021 for it to reach its first customers, as long as it goes into production no later than by the end of 2020. The good news? The concept car is nearly production-ready, which means we have a lot to look forward to.
Starting with performance, Audi claims an all-electric range of 248 miles (400 km), although that figure could change in the production car. The e-tron GT Concept can also be charged to 80% of its capacity in just 20 minutes using its 800-volt system for a range just shy of 200 miles (199 miles/ 320 km).
The 590 PS (582 HP) dual-motor setup enables it to do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in around 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h).
But what is it like to drive? According to Engadget’s Roberto Baldwin, pretty enjoyable, even at cruising speeds around LA. He did mention that the suspension isn’t ready for production, though, but other than that, what you see is mostly what you’ll get.
The concept car is a total tech fest, boasting touch-sensitive controls throughout the cabin and a surprisingly futuristic steering wheel which will also make it in the final item, according to the reviewer. In fact, the entire vehicle is about “95% ready to go into production”, he added.