Audi’s drop dead gorgeous e-Tron concept is full electric and it goes from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds


After unveiling the Tesla Model X-rivaling all-electric e-tron crossover a few months back, Audi has taken the wraps off the e-tron GT concept at the ongoing LA Auto Show, which is one hell of a good looking car. The four-door all-wheel-drive GT further expands Audi’s EV line-up, indicating the German automaker’s intent to put up a strong challenge to Tesla’s domination in the segment. Audi has announced its plan to add 12 all-electric cars between now and 2025, which will constitute of about 30% of the carmaker’s entire range. Coming back to the e-tron GT concept, it’s believed to be based on the underpinnings of the upcoming Porsche Taycan, including its electric powertrain.

The Audi e-tron GT will 590 horsepower from to synchronous motors at each axle. Audi claims that the electric GT will be able to do zero to 60mph in 3.5 seconds. The sporty EV will be powered by a 90kWh battery pack placed under the seating area, which will give the car an estimated range of 248 miles. Using an 800-volt charging system will replenish 80% of the battery capacity in just 20 minutes. In terms of design, the e-tron GT concept is one of the best looking Audi cars launched in the recent times. The front looks sharp and aggressive thanks to the slim headlights and big grille, while the rear gets a fastback design highlighted by a big strip of taillight cluster that runs side to side. Other eco-friendly credentials of the car include synthetic leather upholstery along with a microfiber headlining and carpets made from recycled fishing nets. The Audi e-tron GT is expected to enter production as soon as 2020.

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[Via:Topgear]