There’s no question that the e-tron GT is the most exciting upcoming Audi. The all-electric super sedan will be the new halo car for the four-ringed brand, eclipsing even the mighty Audi R8. The reason for it replacing the R8 as the brand’s halo car is the fact that it’s going to be the car that showcases the very best Audi can do (or maybe the very best that Porsche can do but we’ll skip over that for now). So as much as these new spy photos don’t show us anything new about the Audi e-tron GT, we’re happy to see them. (Full disclosure, we don’t own the spy photos but you can see them here)
With each and every new set of spy photos we see, we’re impressed with just how much like the e-tron GT Concept it looks. Audi said back when the concept car was first unveiled that it’s design was 90-percent production-ready and it wasn’t kidding. The Audi e-tron GT might be closer to its concept than any other car we’ve ever seen and that’s a very good thing.
It looks fantastic and, from what we can tell through the camo, will look even better than the Porsche Taycan that it shares so much of its running gear with.
Speaking of running gear, the Audi e-tron GT will likely be mechanically very similar to the Taycan 4S, which makes 522 horsepower (563 horsepower with the optional performance battery pack) and can hit 60 mph in about 3.8 seconds. That’s quite a bit slower than the Audi R8 but arguably more impressive because it’s far heavier and entirely electric.
We cannot wait to see the final production car in the flesh and we’re even more excited to drive it. Thankfully, we will be at least seeing the e-tron GT by the end of the year, as its debut should be sometime in December. Hopefully, quarantines are over by then and we’ll actually be able to see its unveiling.
[Source: Car Scoops]