Audi has revealed its new e-tron GT concept at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, revealing that a volume-production version is scheduled to follow in “around two years”.
The all-electric production model will follow the e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback scheduled to launch in 2019. The GT concept measures 4 960 mm long, 1 960 mm wide and 1 380 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 900 mm.
Interestingly, the firm describes the platform underpinning the concept as a “joint project of the development departments at Audi and Porsche”.
The four-door show car makes 434 kW courtesy of separate (permanently excited synchronous) electric motors fitted to the front and rear axles. Audi says the vehicle “should accelerate” from zero to 100 km/h in “around 3,5 seconds”, before hitting 200 km/h in “just over 12 seconds”. The top speed is capped at 240 km/h.
Audi claims the range of the four-seater concept car is more than 400 km (on the new WLTP cycle). Energy comes from a 90+ kWh lithium-ion battery, which takes up the entire underfloor area between the front and rear axles. The Ingolstadt-based firm says the battery in the e-tron GT concept can be charged using a cable or using wireless charging.
The Audi e-tron GT concept offers two luggage compartments. At the rear, the boot can store a claimed 450 litres with the second compartment under the bonnet can hold another 100 litres.
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