The Tesla Model S and Mercedes EQS better watch out as the e-Tron GT will be a part of the growing number of pure-electric cars. With only a few adjustments here and there to meet safety standards, the e-Tron GT is expected to look very similar to the 2018 concept model though there are some obvious differences.
To go more in-depth, the grill in the front of this new model is more narrow than the grill on the concept model. Instead of doors sensitive to the touch, traditional door handles will replace the new technology. There is also now a more user-friendly five-bolt unit with 22-inch alloys instead of Audi’s centre locking wheels. These make all the difference. Though there are a lot of differences between the Audi and the Porsche, there are some similarities that can be found within the concept model and this new model.
The e-Tron GT will be roughly just as long and wide as the A7 Sportback, but it will be 50mm lower than the A7, coming in at about 1,370mm tall. The battery pack is stored on the floor of the platform of the car, so no need to worry about that. There is also a retractable rear spoiler that can be used to reduce drag. This enables it to range in motorway cruising and other low-stress driving situations. Another great new feature about this model is its active wing as it works with a smooth underbody aero setup, making it miles better than Audi’s other combustion engine cars.
If you like the Porsche Taycan you will likely enjoy the production model for the e-Tron GT as it will share about 60 percent of its components. Many of the its similar parts also found in the Taycan can be located in the two cars’ powertrains. This beauty has four-wheel drive so it can go from zero to 62 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds. The software configuration makes it easy to reach those speeds even when the car battery is not completely charged.
While we’re on the topic of the battery, you can also find a similar battery to that in the Porsche. It’s 96kWh battery pack will be able to get an 80 percent charge quickly. In only 15 to 20 minutes, your car battery could be almost fully charged.
In addition, you can expect the handling balance to be the same as that found in the Porsche thanks to the Audi’s EV’s low center of gravity even though it has a kerb weight of around two tonnes.
Does all of this sound too good to be true? Head to your official local Audi dealer, like Heritage Audi based in the heart of Wiltshire, and find out for yourself. You will be able to check out and test drive this new model with your own eyes.
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