Audi’s e-tron GT Concept Taken For A Spin Around Los Angeles

Audi unveiled the e-tron GT Concept at this year’s LA Auto Show. It’s the offspring of a collaborartion and Porsche, using the same platform and battery pack as the Taycan.

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.

 

  • LOOKS BETTER THAT THE TAYCAN. SHAME THEY CHOSE TO FEATURE THE CHARGE PORT IN THE FENDER INSTEAD OF HIDING IT. THE REVIEWER SEEMS TOTALLY UNPREPARED.

  • charlie bear

    This car is awesome in every way.

  • Thunderbolt

    sorry for those who bought Tesla pos.

    • TheBelltower

      Easy sport. This isn’t going to be available for three years, and the specs provide here don’t match the range and acceleration of a Tesla from four years ago.

  • TheBelltower

    This is sexy AF.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Tesla who?? 🙂

  • ThatGuy

    Nice car i must say

  • Dennis James

    Looks like a Porsche Taycan with some style changes, but however, it looks quite stunning. I wouldn’t think that I would ever really like an Audi for its styling, but I do like this one a lot.

    And also looks quite production ready ! Given that the Audi e-tron SUV has just launched I think that this one will launch quite soon too.

  • ThatGuy

    Starting with performance, Audi claims an all-electric range of 248 miles (400 km), although that figure could change in the production car.
    Should read……..
    Starting with performance, Audi claims an all-electric range of 125 miles (200 km).
    Cause giving customers range anxiety will be top of the agenda, then giving you a “Booster E-Tron Pack” taking range to 187.5 miles (300km). for an extra $ 1,850.00
    I can smell car companies ready to rip you a new one, watch this space

  • Dope!

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Word!

  • Christian Wimmer

    Finally an electric car that looks SEXY.

    Needs more range though. All of this “It has 400 km of range bla bla…” stuff is just intended to take away range anxiety. Not even under ideal conditions will that range be ever achieved. The range wouldn’t be a problem if one could top-up to 100% in say five minutes. And this is why I am not interested in an electric car as a daily driver right now: short ranges, long top-up times. No thanks.

  • DantesLegions

    Those teeth… yikes! Keep this guy behind a desk!

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