One of the most hotly anticipated Audis in the works is the upcoming Audi e-tron GT. Ever since the concept car debuted, fans and enthusiasts have been waiting with baited breath for its official reveal. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long, though, as the e-tron GT will be coming to market in less than two years.
During a recent trip to Napa Valley with Audi to drive the e-tron SUV (review coming soon) I had the chance to speak with Audi e-tron representative Matthew Mostafaei about some upcoming projects. One of which was the Audi e-tron GT, which Mostafaei said would actually hit the road before December 2020.
In fact, he mentioned that December 2020 would be the absolute latest, so we could very well see it in Q3 of 2020, possibly even earlier. He also said that the e-tron GT Concept we saw awhile back was very close to production-ready, so don’t expect many design changes by the time it actually hits the road. Needless to say, this was exciting to hear.
The Audi e-tron GT is a car that we’re very excited about. While the e-tron SUV is great, it’s not exactly thrilling. It’s exactly what it’s supposed to be — a luxurious, high-end EV SUV. But the e-tron GT, that will be something special, something exciting and desirable.
I also asked Mostafaei about a potential production version of the Audi PB18 e-tron, or even something similar, some sort of halo-car for the e-tron brand. While he wouldn’t confirm such a car’s existence, he didn’t deny it either. Instead, he said Audi was looking into all possibilities. More interesting than that, though, was the fact that he mentioned the e-tron GT being that halo-car, the car to excite the fanbase and bring customers into dealerships. Audi seems to feel that the e-tron GT can be the Audi R8 of its generation, the car that ushers in a new era of performance cars and acts as the halo-car for the brand.
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait too long to find out. We just have to wait less than two years and the Audi e-tron GT will be on the road and in customers’ driveways.