The Audi E-Tron GT will arrive this year
Expect to see a production sporty electric Audi at the LA Auto Show this year
Audi presented the E-Tron GT Concept at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but now, two years later, it looks like we're finally goings to get the production version.
This elegant electric saloon with sporty styling will compete with the Tesla Model S. It will have two electric motors producing 590hp and its large 96 kWh battery will offer a range of approximately 250 miles. The concept does 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, which will also be the case for the production version.
The production model is due to be unveiled this year and according to Autocar, the E-Tron GT will be the first electric Audi RS. It will also be offered in a normal and semi-sporty S version. The series production E-Tron GT could make its debut at the 2020 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will share the same platform as the Porsche Taycan, as well as similar powertrains.
However, these will be less powerful than the Porsche so that the E-Tron GT will be less expensive. We can therefore expect power ratings of 500, 600 and 700hp for the future Audi electric saloon. The two cars will share many technologies and will have almost the same dimensions.
According to Autocar, the normal and S versions of the E-Tron GT will be available at launch. The radical RS version will arrive later. After a long focus on saloons and then SUVs, the RS sports division will focus on electric vehicles for the first time. A supercar that will replace the Audi R8 E-Tron is also planned.