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Audi e-tron GT concept #LA2018

Audi seems to be making urgent strides towards electrification. Riding on the coattails of the commercial launch of the e-tron SUV in certain global markets, and the e-tron Sportback due in 2019, the brand from Ingolstadt has unveiled its latest battery-powered concept – the e-tron GT Concept.

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A four-door coupé, the e-tron GT looks sizeable with a 4,960-mm length, 1,960-mm width and 1,380-mm height, and comes with typically elaborate concept styling and that sweeping GT roof-line. It also gets outlandish 22-inch wheels, a carbon roof and various aluminium parts. All these elements work together to ensure that the GT looks nothing like any other car in the Audi stable, and point towards where the brand’s design ethos is moving toward in the near future.

Audi e-tron GT concept #LA2018

The e-tron GT isn’t all looks and no go though, as it also comes packed with individual electric motors for the front and rear axles producing 434 kW (590 PS equivalent) transferred to all four wheels. Performance numbers from the e-tron GT concept are 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12 seconds, and an electronically-limited top speed of 240 km/h. Audi also claim a range of 400 km. The car comes with a clever recuperation system that recovers energy when braking and optimises consumption during coasting to help boost the overall range by up to 30 per cent.

When you do run out of charge, the 800-volt system can be powered up using a conventional cable or a contactless induction system using Audi Wireless Charging. Audi claim a 20-minute time-frame to get 80 per cent of the battery charged up, effectively providing 320 km of range within said 20 minutes when plugged into the high-voltage system. This doesn’t mean you can’t use conventional low-voltage outputs if the need arises, it will just slow things down a little. Expect the GT concept to roll off the production line by 2020 end and contribute to Audi’s aim of offering 12 all-electric models by 2025.

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Audi e-tron GT concept #LA2018


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