Audi has unveiled the electric powered e-tron GT concept at the 2018 LA Auto Show. A four-door ‘coupé’, the show car previews a road-going model that will enter series-production in 2020.
The latter will become the third stand-alone EV model from the German manufacturer, following the recently revealed e-tron SUV (the brand’s first all-electric production car) and next year’s e-tron Sportback.
The reveal of the e-tron GT design study also comes only a few months after the unveiling of the PB18 e-tron concept car, with which it shares several styling cues such as the low, horizontally-stretched ‘Singleframe’ grille at the front and the light strip that runs across the entire width of the rear.
Sitting on 22-inch wheels and measuring 4.96-metres long, 1.96-metres wide and 1.38‑metres tall, the e-tron GT has been developed in collaboration with Porsche, as both marques’ future electric models will be sharing the same flat-floor architecture, which has been dubbed “Premium Platform Electric”, or “PPE” for short.
The latter incorporates the use of two separate synchronous electric motors, which are fitted to the front and rear axles – and which then put down the torque onto the road via quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
In terms of performance, Audi claims the e-tron GT generates 582 bhp and completes 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds before going on to 124 mph in just over 12 seconds. Top speed is capped at 149 mph.
Range, meanwhile, is said to be over 248 miles, while charging can be done in two ways: Either by using a cable which is connected behind the flap in the left front wing, or by means of contactless induction via a wireless charging system.
By 2025 Audi intends to offer a total of twelve cars with all-electric drive and further aims to achieve roughly one-third of its sales through EVs.