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VIDEO: Engadget got to drive the Audi e-tron GT Concept

The Audi e-tron GT might be the hottest electric car concept right now. Not only is it great looking, it packs some really impressive technology, both performance and battery-wise. So it’s only natural that we all want to drive it. Unfortunately, it’s only a concept at the moment, albeit a very production-ready concept. So test drives are going to be few and far between. Thankfully, some journalists had the chance to drive it and Engadget’s Robert Baldwin was one of them.

In this new video, we get to see quite a bit of the new Audi e-tron. We get to see its interior, how its infotainment system and digital gauge cluster work and we also get to see how its center stack and controls work. Remember when we said this was still a concept car but a pretty close-to-production one? Well this concept seems to be ready to go on sale tomorrow.

Everything on the inside works, even the climate controls and infotainment system. Which is really impressive, especially considering the fact that its infotainment isn’t just another Audi’s MMI slapped in. It’s entirely unique and we actually like it more than the standard MMI. It’s similar to the one found in the new Audi A8 but it’s basically black and white, rather than the full-color system of the new cars. It also looks simpler, with less fuss on the screen, which is nice.

The new digital gauge cluster is unique as well and looks simpler, too. Though, it’s hard to complain about Audi’s usual Virtual Cockpit, as it’s the best digital instrument panel in the business. Still, the simpler looks of the one in the Audi e-tron GT are welcome.

While all of the electronics and functions of the car work as they should, the only thing that isn’t production-ready is the suspension. It’s just a low suspension designed to give the concept car and aggressive, low stance and not designed to actually handle road driving. Which is why Audi told Engadget not to hit any potholes. No pressure.

The Audi e-tron GT looks to be one of the most exciting cars on the market when it finally debuts. Its dual electric motors combine to make a healthy 590 hp, which can get the e-tron GT from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. It’s also capable of 800-volt charging and has a range of about 248 miles.

We can’t wait for the Audi e-tron GT to hit the road and seeing it in this video is awesome.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.