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Audi E-Tron GT Spied On Video Recharging Next To Tesla Model 3

The hotly anticipated E-Tron GT is surely one of the most exciting debuts of the year for EV and Audi fans alike, so we’re not wasting any opportunities to bring you footage with the Porsche Taycan’s sister model. Caught in Germany recharging at a station belonging to energy supplier EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Audi’s sporty EV was in some good company. The camouflaged prototype spied by Car Maniac / YouTube was flanked by a Tesla Model 3 and a Hyundai Ioniq, both of which were “filling up” their batteries at the adjacent charging stations.

We are still a few months away from the official debut, so it’s no wonder Audi still applies lots of camouflage on its prototypes to conceal the design. Despite the disguise, it’s easy to notice the E-Tron GT won’t stray away too far from the namesake concept we saw back in 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. At the very same event, the production version is expected to debut in the second half of November this year, unless the coronavirus pandemic will generate another casualty among car shows. If that happens, Audi will either delay the premiere or organize a standalone event to introduce the road-going E-Tron GT. Our money would be on the latter scenario.

As far as this prototype is concerned, it gives us the chance to see two of the changes the car will be going through from concept to production. It’s set to receive conventional door handles and larger side mirrors to improve rearview visibility

Behind that swirly camo, we’re expecting a front grille design with a more conventional look compared to the concept’s somewhat flashy front fascia appearance. The video is a good reminder the Audi E-Tron GT will have charging ports on both front fenders for added convenience, much like it’s the case with the Taycan.

If it’s anything like the concept, the production variant should offer close to 600 horsepower from dual electric motors in the range-topping version. The E-Tron GT will probably follow the same lineup Porsche has established for the Taycan, meaning there will be multiple versions with different power outputs and battery ranges. The cheapest one should start at under $100,000 and undercut the base $103,800 Taycan 4S. Cheaper rear-wheel drive versions are expected for both EVs.

Adrian Padeanu

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