Audi tease Porsche Taycan-based e-tron GT before LA debut

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Audi has released a teaser-trailer for their upcoming e-tron GT. Based on the all-electric Porsche Taycan, the e-tron GT will be revealed officially later this week at the LA Auto Show. Check out the trailer below...

As you will have seen, it doesn’t give away much in regard to the car’s aesthetics. With each photo depicting what it will look like if viewed from underwater, all that can really be made out is the flowing coupe body - beautifully elegant, yet unquestionably destined to fill your rearview mirror on the motorway.

The e-tron GT will be the 3rd electric car Audi has introduced this year, and yet despite the exclusivity behind it, it should be the most interesting of the bunch. Given the fact that it’s based on the Taycan, we can presume it’ll produce an identical 600bhp from two electric motors. With that said, the platform that it’ll use - known as the “Premium Platform Electric” - won’t be ready for production until 2020 at the earliest, so all could change in between now and then.

It’s thought that the e-tron GT will have a similar range to the e-tron SUV, which will run for 248 miles before requiring a charge. Given the power however, the GT will be much more of a performance car in comparison to the SUV. Quelling the sensation of range anxiety is the knowledge that the e-tron GT will come with a fast charge function, allowing 80% of the battery life to be replenished in just 12 minutes. How it stacks up against the electric car king, the Tesla Model S P100D, is something that remains to be seen.

But what do you guys think about the soft-focus e-tron GT? Are you looking forward to seeing what it’ll look like uncensored? Or are you fed up of electric cars? Let me know in the comments.

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Written by: Angelo Uccello

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  • Electric cars are amazing, fast, and fun to drive. However, the electric car craze right now ignores the carbon footprint for the manufacture of all of these cars. When we have a 500 mile range and a decent infrastructure for charging. However, I haven’t heard a sensible plan for recycling every bit of these cars to mitigate the carbon footprint. I love the Tesla model X, but I’ll never be able to afford one. Alas.

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