Audi will launch a hot version of its first EV – the Audi e-tron GT – to compete with the Tesla Model S P100D. It should arrive in 2020.
This car will have the same driving range as the standard e-tron (pictured) – 400 km (248 miles) according to the WLTP test, but is focused on performance.
While the e-tron speeds up to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds and gains a max speed of 200 km/h (124 mph), the GT modification will be more potent to beat the Tesla Model S P100D. The latter accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The four-door e-tron GT will share the J1 platform with the electric Porsche Taycan. It takes some details from the Porsche brand. Audi describe it as “highly dynamic”.
The automaker will introduce an e-tron GT concept car in November at the Motor Show in Los Angeles.
The e-tron GT is the first Audi EV to feature a flat floor instead of a high-floor solution and 350kW fast charging (80% charge in 12 minutes).
The Audi e-tron GT will be produced at the Neckarsulm plant in Germany. It is one of ten electric models of the brand to arrive till 2025.