Audi tests prototype of the powerful 2021 E-Tron GT electric sedan

Audi tests prototype of the powerful 2021 E-Tron GT electric sedan

September 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A camouflaged prototype of the Audi E-Tron GT electric sedan has been spotted at the Nürburgring race track. The high-performance 2021 model looks like it’s glued to the road.

Reporters have just spotted the all-electric E-Tron GT sedan (the car is technically very similar to the Porsche Taycan). Despite the abundance of disguise, you can see that the new product will be quite similar to the concept of the same name, presented almost two years ago. Yes, it has standard side mirrors and traditional door handles, but everything else appears to be a replica of the car on display at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The German automaker has confirmed that the E-Tron GT should debut before the end of the year, despite the coronavirus outbreak thwarting the company’s plans. While the Ingolstadt-based brand was reluctant to share preliminary specifications, the concept had twin electric motors, four-wheel drive and a 90 kWh battery.

The production version of the model is unlikely to go too far from the 2018 version in terms of technical equipment. The concept boasted a total power of 582 horsepower – enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.

The maximum speed was 240 km / h, and the maximum cruising range was over 400 kilometers (WLTP cycle).

We expect Audi to offer multiple versions of the E-Tron GT, similar to Porsche’s Taycan. An electric car from Audi should be cheaper – that is, its basic version will cost less than $ 103,800.

With the Los Angeles auto show pushed back to next May, it’s unclear when and where the production-ready E-Tron GT will premiere. Audi could unveil the electric sedan at an online event, as many other automakers have done during these troubled times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not so long ago, we wrote about what will surprise the 2022 Audi S3 sedan for the US car market. The sedan, declassified back in August, has been officially confirmed for the American car market. The novelty will have to compete with the Mercedes-AMG A35 and BMW M235i Gran Coupe.