Audi threw a bomb at the Los Angeles Auto Show, featuring the murderous concept of the Audi e-tron GT, developed jointly with Porsche. In other words, Audi introduced its interpretation of the Porsche Taycan. And we can safely say that it looks even more impressive.
The four-legged Gran Turismo is the sporting future of the brand. The serial production of the e-tron GT is scheduled for the end of 2020 as the third e-tron model to follow the Audi e-tron crossover and the upcoming Audi e-tron Sportback (2019).
As announced earlier, by 2025, Audi plans to introduce 12 full-featured models. The first three will be on the market by the end of 2020, which means that the next 9 models will appear within 5 years, this is so. New electric car for 6 months (on average).
The Audi e-tron GT, as a four-door coupe, will be a direct competitor to the Tesla S. It’s a problem that we are still talking in the future, but it’s positive that the design of this car is amazing.
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Its parameters are also insignificant, although the S model has a slight advantage. The Audi e-tron GT has an equal architecture in which a 90 kWh lithium-ion battery (between two axes) is integrated. Autonomous mileage is expected to exceed 400 km in the WLTP test cycle. As a comparison with the S model is inevitable, it should be noted that with a 75 kWh battery, the US model currently offers 417 km mileage in the ERA test cycle.
The battery charging parameter is extremely important, and we see the influence of Porsche. Charging an 800-volt battery may take about 20 minutes (fast charging 80% of the battery capacity).
Another interesting fact is that Audi decided to build a body of several different materials: carbon, aluminum and high-strength steel, trying to maximize the weight of the car. Unfortunately, this parameter is not currently specified.
The Audi solution is to bet on 1 bike per axle to achieve all-wheel drive with so-called torque and powerful regenerative braking. Peak power is 434 kW (590 hp), which should guarantee acceleration to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds. From 0 to 200 km / h acceleration will last 12 seconds, and the maximum speed will be 240 km / h.
Other interesting figures: 4.96 m in length, 1.96 m in width, 1.28 m in height and a loading volume of 450 liters plus 100 liters under the hood.