Audi Teases an E-Tron GT That Could Battle the AMG GT 4-Door and 8-Series Gran Coupe on Electricity Alone
It’ll be a mission of Mission E and Audi DNAby Robert Moore, on
Audi’s EV offensive revolves around the e-Tron line. The E-Tron Quattro will come first with the production version of the E-Tron Sportback Concept being a potential second EV model. All that may have changed, however, as Audi has just teased what it is calling the E-Tron GT, a four-door, coupe-like tourer that will run on electricity alone and have looks powerful enough to make the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door and the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe run away screaming. And, for what it’s worth, we’re saying that after only seeing about one-third of the vehicle through teaser-darkened eyes.
Will Audi have an all-electric, E-Tron tourer that can actually lay waste to gasoline-powered models in the same segment? Well, this prototype is scheduled to debut in the early 2020s, so it certainly looks that way, doesn’t it?
What Does the E-Tron GT Look Like?
It’s got the Audi look with an aggressive front end, dominating side structure, and that powerful roofline that just screams dominance
In a word, the E-Tron GT is beautiful. It’s exactly what Audi needs in its lineup. It’s got the Audi look with an aggressive front end, dominating side structure, and that powerful roofline that just screams dominance. You can see little hints of E-Tron styling queues here and there, specifically in those massive corner intakes and the headlight LEDs. Naturally, it won’t have a need for a grille, being all-electric, so it’ll probably feature a closed-off design that still somehow resonates Audi DNA like the stink from a pile of horse manure on a hot day. Outside of this, you can tell that the car will have a muscular but sporty rear end, and since it’s an actual prototype, it will retain most of the design we see in this teaser.
Audi E-Tron GT Development
You can tell that the car will have a muscular but sporty rear end, and since it’s an actual prototype, it will retain most of the design we see in this teaser.
There’s something else very important to point out here, though. Audi, as you probably know, is part of Volkswagen Automotive Group. Porsche is also part of VAG, and you can bet that the E-Tron GT will pretty much be a Porsche Mission E with an Audi Nose, and Audi-styled interior. It will probably sport the Mission E, J1 platform as well. So, at least it will have that “repeatable performance” that Porsche keeps boasting about while dragging their feet on actually debuting the Mission E.
For now, that’s about all we know, but once the Mission E makes its debut, we’ll already have a pretty good idea of what the E-Tron GT will offer. So, with that in mind, enjoy the teaser and let your imagination run wild.
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