One of the absolute most exciting cars coming from the Four-Ringed brand in the near future is the Audi e-tron GT. In fact, it might be the very most exciting car from Audi since the original R8. After seeing the e-tron GT Concept, we were blown away by its looks and its promise of performance. Then, Audi claimed that the final production car wouldn’t be far off the Concept in terms of design, further fueling the hype train. Now, some new patent filings have been leaked, proving Audi’s claims to be true. (We don’t own the leaked photos but they can be seen here)
These leaked patent filings come from CSIPO (Chinese State Intellectual Property Office) and show off the car’s Concept-like design.
In these patent drawings, we can clearly see the Audi e-tron GT wearing a design that’s almost identical to the Concept. Even the headlights and taillights looks similar to the Concept car, which is remarkable in an age when concepts are always so much wilder than the production cars they spawn. Even the wheels are similar.
Admittedly, we were told this by Audi when the Concept first debuted. Basically, it just needed door handles and reflectors and it was good to go by all market regulations. We’re seeing that here, as the design is almost impossible to distinguish from the concept on which it’s based.
There aren’t any official specs released but we do know that it’s going to be build on the same J1 electric architecture as the Porsche Taycan and share a lot of that car’s tech. So expect around 590 hp, all-wheel drive from two electric motors, 0-60 mph in about 3.5 seconds and a range of around 250 miles. It will also get 800-volt charging capabilities, which will be able to charge 80-percent of its battery in 20 minutes.
We can’t wait to see what becomes of the Audi e-tron GT and, thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long, as it will be revealed before December 2020 at the latest.