Audi e-tron GT Concept gets camouflaged reveal ahead of LA Auto Show

The Audi e-tron GT Concept, the four-door sportback follow up to the e-tron SUV, will make its official reveal tomorrow, at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Yesterday, we saw a brief teaser video and some official teaser photos, which allowed us to see some of the e-tron GT’s details. Now, though, Audi has released some official teaser photos, showing off the entire car. Albeit, wearing the same digital camo that the e-tron SUV wore prior to its official reveal.

In these photos, we actually get a surprisingly good look at the new Audi e-tron GT Concept. We can see its entire shape, which is similar to the Audi A7’s but has a bit sleeker of a design toward the rear. In fact, we think it’s actually a bit prettier than the A7 and it looks even sportier. The roofline is more aggressively raked and it seems a bit lower, with narrower windows.

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Actually, the entire car seems quite low, with a low stance and virtually no wheel gap. Audi is clearly marketing this car as a sporty GT car of sorts and not just an electric sedan, which is exciting. Rather than just talk about range and efficiency, Audi is making the e-tron GT Concept about speed, performance and excitement. What’s most exciting about that is the fact that, while still a Concept, this Audi e-tron GT is very close to being a production car. So it’s going to be a very real production car soon.

In the one tease photo without camouflage, we see a headlight of the Audi e-tron GT and it features a much cooler “X” design than any other current Audi. It also seems to feature a very nice front air intake design, which looks better than most other Audis, despite the e-tron GT’s lack of actual need for front air intakes. We’re still not sure if these intakes are functional or not, though, as its electric powertrain doesn’t actually require them. However, they could be used for battery cooling and/or brake cooling.

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As far as technical specs, Audi is mum on the details at the moment. However, we’re hearing that it will have two electric motors, one at each axle giving it all-wheel drive, a 0-60 mph time of under four seconds and a full range of 400 km (248 miles).

If Audi can make good on those claims, the Audi e-tron GT could be the most exciting electric car on the road, with fantastic performance, great range, stunning looks and Audi’s world-class build quality and technology. Oh, and unlike some Silicon Valley manufacturers, you can actually buy the Audi without waiting two years for it.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.