debuted the Audi e-tron GT concept at the 2018 LA Auto Show. With the electric
powered Audi e-tron GT concept a four-door coupé made its debut as a show car.
The volume-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years.
next electric Audi is being launched, following in the footsteps of the Audi
e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback slated for 2019. This time with a
flat-floor architecture that provides for exciting proportions and a low center
of gravity, 590 hp ensure performance fit for a sports car. The torque is
transferred to the wheels via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque
vectoring, as you would expect for such a dynamic Audi.
Audi e-tron GT concept has a length of 4.96-metres, a width of 1.96-metres and
a height of 1.38-metres. The lightweight
body of the four-door coupé is manufactured using a multi-material
gently sloping roofline of the e-tron GT concept that extends well into the
rear echoes the Sportback layout that is the hallmark of the brand. The cabin
that tapers strongly toward the rear stands out compared with current Audi
models. Wheel arches and shoulders are sculpted emphatically and, together with
the flat floor that is unusual for an electric vehicle, visually underlines the
low center of gravity and the dynamic potential of the Audi e-tron GT concept. Shod with 285/30 size tyres, the 22-inch
wheels also make a clear statement when seen from the side.
hallmark Audi Singleframe is located in the center of the front section.
Together with the targeted airflow of the body, large air inlets in the front
effectively cool the assemblies, battery and brakes. The hood with its airflow
on the surface echoes the brand’s two latest show cars, the Aicon and the PB18
e-tron. It is designed in such a way that the airflow hugs the body, thus
reducing undesired swirl.
arrow-shaped front section also emphasises the matrix LED headlights with laser
high beam. A light strip runs across the entire width of the rear. This strip
dissipates at the outer edges, in the actual lighting units, into individual
wedge-shaped LED segments. This architecture links the e-tron GT with the
volume-production SUV e-tron, making both instantly recognisable even in the
dark as Audi electric automobiles.
functional centre of the interior is located at the front left, visibly focused
on the driver’s seat. The center console, the large touchscreen in the top
section and the line from the door rail and cockpit frame the driver’s
workplace, perfectly incorporate the driver ergonomically with the controls and
the infotainment of the Audi e-tron GT. The centre console and the freestanding
instrument cluster seem to float.
rear with its large tailgate offers up to 450 liters of luggage capacity. Under
the hood there is an extra 100 liters of capacity. Separate electric motors are
fitted to the front and rear axles. In both cases these are permanently excited
synchronous motors. They put down the torque onto the road via all four driven
wheels – naturally the new Audi e-tron GT concept is also a genuine quattro. The
electronic control system coordinates the drive between the axles as well as
between left and right wheels. That means optimum traction and just the desired
amount of slip. In future, the vehicle should accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in
around 3.5 seconds before going on to 200 km/h in just over 12 seconds. The top
speed is regulated at 240 km/h to maximise the range.The range of the concept
car will be over 400 kilometers, determined according to the new WLTP standard.
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