According to the German premium carmaker, the production version of the Audi e-tron GT concept is set to arrive in around two years. This means that could expect the third member of the e-tron family by late 2020, with initial deliveries set in early 2021. It follows the Audi e-tron SUV as well as the Audi e‑tron Sportback scheduled for 2019.
As designed, the Audi e-tron GT concept features the proportions of a classic Gran Turismo – flat and wide with a long wheelbase – as reflected on its dimensions of 4.96 meters (16.3 ft.) in length, 1.96 meters (6.4 ft.) in width and 1.38 meters (4.5 ft.) in height. Its overall shape is marked by a gently sloping roofline extending into the rear, a cabin tapering strongly toward the rear, well-sculpted wheel arches and shoulders as well as a flat floor that is unusual for an EV. The e-tron GT concept is wrapped in a new exterior color kinetic dust, which is a warm, dark color similar to titanium.
The Audi e-tron GT concept boasts of new arrow-shaped front section marked by the hallmark Audi Singleframe with a more horizontal architecture -- the upper half featuring a cover in body color. The grille is flanked by matrix LED headlights with laser high beam as well as animated function. The large front air inlets helps in effective cooling of the assemblies, battery and brakes while the hood echoes Audi’s Aicon and PB18 e-tron show cars.
On the sides, the concept features a sill area drawn outwards as well as 22-inch five-twin-spoke wheels designed to reduce aerodynamic drag while ensuring optimum ventilation of the brake disks. The rear end is marked by a light strip running the entire width, while dissipates at the outer edges into individual wedge-shaped LED segments.
Inside, the Audi e-tron GT concept offers a spacious cabin accessible through four doors and accommodating occupants through four sports seats inspired by motor racing. The cockpit features a seemingly floating center console and a freestanding instrument cluster. The monitors for the central instrument and the touchscreen above the center console boast of a black-panel look finish and are available in various layouts. The interior of the Audi e-tron GT concept uses no animal-based products.
Interestingly, the Audi e-tron GT concept offers two luggage compartments: one under the front hood (100 liters or 3.5 cu. ft.) and the rear cargo space (450 liters or 15.9 cu. ft.).
The availability of the space in the front hood of the Audi e-tron GT concept is made possible by its all-electric drive. The concept makes use of two permanently excited synchronous electric motors – one on the front and another on the rear – for an all-wheel drive propulsion power of 434 kW (590 hp). The e-tron GT concept is an electric Quattro, with no mechanical link between the front and rear axles. Electric power is derived from a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of more than 90 kWh. Since this flat battery takes up the entire underfloor area between the front and rear axle, it gives the concept an extremely low center of gravity comparable to that of the Audi R8.
With this configuration, the concept can sprint from nil to 100 km/h (0-62.1 mph) in around 3.5 seconds and from zero to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in just over 12 seconds. The e-tron GT concept can go as fast 240 km/h (149.1 mph), although this is restricted to maximize its range, which is pegged at 400 km (248.5 mi) as per the new WLTP standard.
When the battery needs recharging, this can be done through Audi Wireless Charging (wireless induction) or through a cable which is connected behind the flap in the left front wing (plug-in).