Audi R8 And E-Tron GT To Be Built On The Same Assembly Line

Audi has revealed that its upcoming e-Tron GT will be manufactured alongside the R8 at Audi Sport’s production facilities at Böllinger Höfe, Germany from late 2020.

The German car manufacturer is in the middle of upgrading the site to accommodate the electric sports car. Approximately 10,000 square meters (107,639 square feet) of floor space is being added with the expanded site set to offer additional logistics halls, a larger body shop and new assembly areas.

Whereas the body shop used for the Audi R8 uses a mixture of robots and skilled technicians, the e-Tron GT body shop will be highly automated. New conveyor systems are being installed by Audi and the electric vehicle’s body shop will also include an electrified monorail system.

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

“Since the Böllinger Höfe was already created in the design phase as a small-series production facility with innovative and flexible production processes, that gives us the ideal conditions to produce the e-tron GT alongside the Audi R8,” production manager Wolfgang Schanz said. “Here a unique combination of craftsmanship and smart factory is coming to life.”

Audi unveiled the e-tron GT in concept form at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show and the car is tipped to reach production by the end of 2020. While that’s still some time away, the striking looks of the car and its promised performance should be enough to convince customers it is worth the wait.

The e-tron GT concept was outfitted with a pair of electric motors pumping out 582 hp receiving their juice from a sizeable battery pack offering up a claimed range exceeding 248 miles (400 km).

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  • Bo Hanan

    Where will Audi place this car in their line-up? I see it stealing sales from the A5 (coupe & 5-door), A6 and A7.
    And is it a sports car???

    • Robert Eller

      I see it as more like Audi’s answer to the Tesla Model S, so not really stealing sales from any one of their own models per say.

      • Bash

        That is correct.

      • Leconte Dave

        This model eat sales from the A7/S7

      • Matteo Tommasi

        I see it as “the Porsche Taycan was too expensive, we need to make other models changing only the body panels”.
        By the way, Lamborghini said they will have a fourth model, four door, EV, and Bentley hinted at one too. So there you have it, badge engeenering at its best.

        • Robert Eller

          I’ll give VW one thing, they know how to properly badge engineer. Take the large SUVs, you have entry lux with the VW, traditional lux with the Audi, sport lux with the Porsche, ultra sport with the Lambo and ultra lux with the Bentley.

  • Bash

    That E tron is so perfect from every angle

  • TheBelltower

    The end of 2020 should be interesting. Though the VW EV that I really want, the bus, has been bumped until 2022. They’ve only been teasing it since the 1990’s, so I’m sure that it’ll arrive promptly in 2022.

  • PK

    Tony Stark’s car!!!!

  • sidewaysspin

    Looks a bit too much like a porsche.

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