On tests, the first electric sedan Audi E-Tron GTMarch 4, 2020
Journalists captured the German novelty of the 2021 model year. This is the very first time we saw a test prototype of an electric car. The presentation of the Audi E-Tron GT will take place this year.
Introducing the first spy shots of the Audi E-Tron GT. Introduced as a stunning concept car in November 2018, the electric sedan is based on the same J1 platform as the Porsche Taycan sedan. Audi engineers are currently conducting a series of road trials for the E-Tron GT. A car that was completely covered with camouflage film was spotted somewhere in Northern Europe.
Despite the disguise, it is easy to see that the E-Tron GT is equipped with conventional door handles, and therefore the side profile does not look smooth, as was the case with the concept.
The aero-optimized wheels are also not as smooth as those of a demo car, while the side mirrors are slightly larger, but these are some pretty minor changes. But in general, the seen prototype of an electric car is quite similar to the concept.
The test car seemed to have almost all of the production elements, including headlights and taillights, as well as a rear spoiler. Recall that the concept had charging ports on both front wings, in the serial version of the novelty it can be the same.
The 2018 concept car had a pair of electric motors – one for each axis – to provide an aggregate power of 582 horsepower and an all-wheel drive layout. It took about three and a half seconds to reach 100 km / h, the maximum speed is electronically limited to the mark of 240 km / h.
Thanks to a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery, the Audi E-Tron GT concept has been able to cover more than 400 kilometers. The 800-volt system made it possible to charge the battery to an 80 percent level in about 20 minutes, which was enough for a range of 320 + kilometers.
Audi has already announced plans to begin production of its new products by the end of 2020 and begin deliveries to customers early next year. A direct competitor to the American Tesla Model S will be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the second half of November.
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