We’ve heard that Audi Sport would be dabbling in electric and hybrid powertrains in the future. There are even rumors that the next-gen Audi RS7 could come with two powertrains, one of them being a plug-in hybrid, both facts being Audi Sport-firsts. Now, though, we’re hearing that by 2021, Audi Sport could create a four-door, fully-electric sports car. While nothing is official, we’re hearing that it could be called the Audi e-tron GT and that it will share its chassis and technology with the Porsche Mission E.
For those of you who don’t know of the Mission E, it’s Porsche’s four-door electric supercar that makes a Tesla Model S look like a Model T. It’s said to have more than 600 hp, a 0-60 mph time of less than 3.5 seconds and 800-volt charging, which would theoretically be able to charge the Mission E 80-percent in 15 minutes. It’s still in development, and we don’t know if it will be able to meet some of these claims, but the Mission E is very much a real car.
If the Audi e-tron GT does actually go into production, it will be more of a four-door hatchback, much like the Audi RS7. It’s also expected to have around 600 hp, with electric motors at each axle, and capable of a 155 mph top speed. It’s also said to have some Audi Sport performance built into it, so expect it to be a proper sports car, not just fast in a straight-line like the Tesla Model S.
It will likely be incredibly expensive but, with the sort of performance and technology we’re hearing, it’s likely worth it. We don’t have any official info but such an Audi e-tron GT would make a lot of sense. Audi is in desperate need of electric cars, after the diesel scandal hurt its image, and the future of performance cars is electric.