An official teaser video of the Audi e-tron GT Concept literally just dropped and now there’s some more news about it. Some new official photos of the car, showing Audi designer Marc Lichte revealing a bit of it, have popped up on Auto Bild.
In the first photo (seen above), we can clearly see Lichte lifting up its cover to reveal the car’s headlight. There’s also a photo of a shadowy Audi e-tron GT, with just its headlights shining and we can see them in full effect. They look really good and different from other Audi headlights at the moment, which is a nice change of pace. Rather than having one strip of LEDs that bisects the headlight horizontally, like the Audi A7’s, it features a sort of “X” pattern that looks really cool.
Under the headlight, seen in the photo with Lichte, we can see it has some big air vents in the front. The sort of triangular shaped one to the outside of the car seems to be a brake cooling duct, like you’d find on a lot of other Audis, pointing to its more performance-oriented nature. To the inside of that, sandwiched between that intake and the grille, is a much larger inlet that features some horizontal slats. Whether or not that’s functional is yet to be seen. While most EVs lack functional front air intakes, as they don’t really need them, Audi actually lets quite a bit of air into the front for battery cooling, which is a big part of why the Audi e-tron SUV’s battery can run so hard for so long, as it has the best cooling system of any EV. So it’s possible this could be functional.
At the back, in an out-of-focus shot, we get a close up of the taillight of the Audi e-tron GT, and we can see that it features a sort of “Y” shape at the end and makes its way into the central light bar.
As far as technical specs, Auto Bild only said that Audi claims it to get from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in under four seconds and that it will have a range of 400 (248 miles). Those seem like the sort of optimistic number concepts always get and are always way more than the real-world product. Though, it’s entirely possible that the e-tron GT gets those numbers for real, as the current e-tron SUV has that much range already. While the e-tron GT is said to be a lot faster and more powerful, Audi’s battery tech could improve by the time the e-tron GT hits roads and its slipperier body shape could make it possible.
It seems as if the Audi e-tron GT is shaping up to be a good looking, sporty EV. We can’t wait for the full reveal of the Concept car, which seems very production ready at this point, in a couple of days at the LA Auto Show.