Will be pitted against the Tesla Model S P100D

Earlier this year, Audi announced its plan to build a four-door performance electric car. This was when the automaker teased the E-Tron GT. With the E-Tron revealed already, it looks like the GT version will be equally impressive. Although nothing concrete was provided back then, we now have a few details.

Has Set Eyes On The Target

Audi Should Start Delivering the E-Tron GT in 2020
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Autocar has shed some light on this news, and the E-Tron GT is expected to hit the roads in 2020 and will feature an electric drivetrain similar to that of E-Tron SUV. According to Audi’s powertrain chief Siegfried Pint, the E-Tron GT will be “focused more towards power” instead of maximum range. The German automaker wants to take on the Tesla Model S P100D.

Sharing Is Caring

The Audi E-Tron GT will borrow parts from its cousin, the Porsche Taycan. So, expect the E-Tron GT to carry some Porsche traits along with its Audi DNA.

Audi is aiming to make the faster to 62 mph (100 kph) than the Model S P100D, so expect it to get there in less than 4.3 seconds.

The E-Tron GT will be underpinned by the same platform as the Porsche Taycan. This will also be Audi’s first electric model to use the so-called “flat-floor solution” instead of the “high-floor solution” found in the E-Tron SUV.

Fast While Sprinting, Fast While Charging

Audi Should Start Delivering the E-Tron GT in 2020
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As per Autocar, the E-Tron GT will also be Audi’s first vehicle to allow for 350-kW fast charging, which will be capable of charging up to 80-percent in under 12 minutes. This is an added advantage, as Audi is publicizing this car as a performance model rather than a range product.

Conclusion

Audi will be showcasing a concept or prototype of the e-Tron GT at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

Later in 2019, Audi will also reveal the production-ready version of the E-Tron Sportback, followed by the production version of the E-Tron GT in 2020. It will be manufactured at Audi’s Neckarsulm factory in Germany and will be one of Audi’s ten electric vehicles that it plans to debut by 2025.

Do you think the E-Tron GT can beat the Tesla Model S P100D? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Further reading

Audi Teases an E-Tron GT That Could Battle the AMG GT 4-Door and 8-Series Gran Coupe on Electricity Alone Exterior
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Audi E-Tron GT.

2017 Tesla Model S Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Tesla Model S.

2020 Porsche Taycan Exterior Spyshots
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Read our full review on the 2020 Porsche Taycan.

2019 Audi E-tron Quattro Exterior Interior
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Read our full review on the 2020 Audi E-tron Quattro.

2015 Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2015 Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept.

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