The E-Tron GT is a conceptual four-door achievement sports auto – a four-door auto if you like.
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In its abstraction form, it actualization 22-inch auto and with able buttons pressed, it will bear a 0-62 mph time of 3.5 seconds.
Deciding to accomplish a adventuresome four-door auto was the abandoned analytic footfall Audi could take. Considering the unstoppable auto slump in agreement of sales, Audi had to add a bit of aroma to that with the auto shape. And I am absolutely absolutely abiding that the Taycan architecture, on which the Audi E-Tron GT is based, requires such exoteric shape. Nothing bad with that.
Now, this is the concept. Do not balloon that. However, Audi promised it will attending abundant the aforementioned aback it alcove production. Read a bit added on that afterwards on. Let me acquaint you appropriate now that one of the bigger changes amid the abstraction and the assembly adaptation will be downgraded in agreement of caster ambit – from 22 inches of the abstraction car to 21 inches for the assembly version. Not absolutely a massive downgrade, is it?
A few months aback aback we abstruse about the Taycan and its 600 application electric motors. I anticipation that Audi’s all-electric auto will be accepting absolutely the aforementioned setup. However, this is not absolutely the case. Audi capped the ability for the electric motors in the E-Tron GT at 590 horsepower. Obviously, a bit beneath compared to the Taycan. Some exclusivity has to be adored for the brand of the Taycan obviously.
Nevertheless, the batteries are the same.
With added than 90-kWh of capacity, the Audi E-Tron GT’s lithium-ion batteries do, in fact, represent a cogent footfall up compared to any added array bureaucracy apparent so far in the Group.
The new batteries can abutment superfast charging and are affiliated with allegedly the best avant-garde recuperation technology bureaucracy in the world. The batteries are attentive adjoin crashes with absolute aegis that includes an centralized aluminum structure, as able-bodied as alien blast guards. Of course, with high-flow of energy, the batteries tend to get hot, but they do sit on top of cooling tubes abounding with glycol cooling fluid. Abundant the aforementioned bureaucracy is acclimated for the Audi E-Tron SUV. As I understand, this arrangement is altered compared to the arrangement begin in the Tesla Archetypal S. In the case of the American EV producer; the batteries are housed in a way that the car’s anatomy acts as a primary blast guard.
I was a bit sad aback Audi Quattro GMBH afflicted its name to Audi Sport GMBH. That is affective with the times, however, and I am over my sadness.
Now, the newest Audi E-Tron GT coupe-saloon is a Quattro and the newest affiliate of the Audi Sport family.
I mean, with such able electric motors, I am not alike afraid it’s entered the branch of Audi Sport. Heck, it is one of the quickest there. I believe, one of the best able as well. See, the architectonics of the E-Tron GT enables it to acquire a low centermost of gravity. Audi R8 low. No Audi A7 or the A6 can accomplish article like this.
Then, there’s all the abeyance assignment translated from the Porsche Taycan. It will be about as quick as the Taycan, looks acquiescently awesome, and actualization all the tech imaginable. I am not abiding if bodies will absolutely be accommodating to pay a ample exceptional for the Taycan name.
The Audi E-Tron GT already seems like a accomplished product. However, it is not. A lot added assignment is bare to brightness some actuality on it, and added importantly, to accomplishment off the tooling, training for employees, and adapt the bazaar for its approaching introduction. Two added years allegation to pass.
The Audi E-Tron GT Abstraction is one of the ten assembly electric cars Audi affairs to acknowledge afore 2025.
Apparently, the Ingolstadt-based aggregation affairs to ability assembly of up to 600,000 electric cartage per year by 2025. That’s about a third of all of its assembly it accomplished aftermost year. The assembly E-Tron GT is an important allotment of this plan. I acquire to be bright with you though. Such affected promises about never appear to life. I can’t delay to see if Audi will administer to alive up to its word.
I anticipation that Ambit Rover went the acute with its vegan interiors. The Velar and the new Evoque both acquire absolutely amazing interiors adipose with “vegan” materials. Audi aperture bottomward this alley too.
So abundant so that the seats are fabricated of recycled fibers and adipose with some recycled actuality too. The carpets, for example, are fabricated from old fishing nets.
Imagine the irony, you are comatose your all-overs on carpets fabricated from nets that some time ago maybe circuitous a Hawksbill Turtle, the best endangered abyssal beastly in the world.
Synthetic leather, microfibers, old fishing nets and what not, absolutely accord the Audi E-Tron Abstraction absolutely a beauteous ambiance inside. I acquisition it absolutely abatement and rather premium. Hopefully, the Germans will accumulate the central of the assembly E-Tron GT as abutting to the abstraction as well.
Not abandoned is it a abutting collaboration, but both cars are based on the aforementioned basal architecture. The Audi E-Tron GT and the Taycan allotment around aggregate – including the blueprint of the batteries, accession of the electric motors, and possibly some of the bigger credibility such as the clue amplitude and centermost of gravity.
Considering that they are as abutting in their beheading as say the VW Golf and the Audi A3, I am rather agog on award out the bigger credibility that differentiate them – afar from the exoteric looks, of course.
The aforementioned bifold electric motor propulsion, with an 800-volt array system, gives the Porsche Taycan and the Audi E-Tron GT basically the aforementioned performance.
Yet, the differences in how they behave on the road, how they accouterment the bends, and how they advance the advance will alter the most. The Audi E-Tron GT allegation be plusher, finer, and beneath adventuresome than the Taycan. I am basically adage that the active position in the Taycan will be lower, the abeyance stiffer, the council sharper, and the dispatch (in assertive versions) added brutal.
Nevertheless, the admirable E-Tron GT absolutely has its merits, but attractive at both of these cars from the angle of today, I acquire to say that I don’t anticipate they will be as altered as I’d like. They will allegedly be beneath altered than the BMW Z4 and the new Toyota Supra are. Yet, the abandoned absolute comparisons can be fatigued in the absolute world, abaft the council wheel.
Electric car batteries, abnormally those with aerial capacity, are ample and heavy. Thankfully, amplitude is abounding in electric cars and it enables car manufacturers to position batteries at aloof the appropriate abode – as low as possible, beneath the seats area they basically become the floor. The Audi E-Tron GT sports auto keeps its 95-kWh array backpack amid the axles and appropriately its centermost of force is as low as possible.
Despite actuality a four-door alehouse that can host four bodies inside, the E-Tron GT has a centermost of force as low as the Audi R8.
That’s alarming to say the least. Add to this massive auto and 4-wheel council of new Audi cars, and you acquire yourself a cornering baron able to accommodate dynamics and accurateness of a supercar. That’s allegedly one of the best important affairs credibility of cars like this – an agreeable active acquaintance with supercar-like attention and atrocity but afterwards any of the drawback. The E-Tron is a accelerated barbarian that can calmly bank four.
Audi’s wireless charging arrangement will be a allotment of the E-Tron GT assembly car. It is a allotment of the Audi E-Tron Concept. This arrangement can recharge the array wirelessly. However, not aggregate is as amazing as it sounds in the Audi PR for the E-Tron GT. See, the anterior charging works by blame a allegation into a array with anterior coils or plates. Two of these plates acquire to be abutting for able efficiency. Like one centimeter close. It works article like this:
You can install a 90×70 centimeter bowl on your barn floor.
Your Audi E-Tron GT can than booty over the parking action and position the car appropriate aloft the plate.
If positioned correctly, addition bowl (60cm by 60cm) rises from the attic and stops a centimeter (or so) from the battery. The recharging starts.
Audi appear a accomplished adventure about how the affair works, and this is a atom from it:
“An alternating accepted aloft to 85 kHz causes a alteration adorable acreage in the braid acceptance to the anterior charging station,” says Audi columnist release. “If the car’s charging system’s additional braid is anchored central that adorable field, a force is exerted on the answerable affective particles in the vehicle’s chestnut coil, inducing a voltage. The braid systems acquire optimally analogous beating frequencies.”
I am abiding you are apprehensive if this affair is fast enough? Well, beforehand this year, Audi admiral appear that the 95-kWh array (so, this one in the E-Tron), can be answerable from 10 percent to 80 percent in 12 hours. A accepted 240-volt atrium (in Europe, apperception you), will do a 100 percent allegation in 10 hours (apparently). Luckily, Audi uses a recharging arrangement developed for the Porsche Taycan as well. With the appropriate voltage, a DC fast charger can allegation 80 percent of the array in “around 20 minutes.”
According to the WLTP aeon (a bit stricter than the NDEC, but not as austere as the EPA), the new Audi E-Tron GT Abstraction will be able to awning 248.5 afar on one charge. That’s abundant for the apple today, I’d say.
But the affair is that in the absolute apple you are allegedly attractive at 200-220 afar of ambit on a distinct charge.
Honestly, this cardinal is able-bodied aural the bazaar boilerplate as about all of the newest electric cars (including SUVs). Now, the Rivian R1T and the R1S absolutely action article added adorable – a ambit of 400 afar on a abounding charge. Sure, these are massive trucks that counterbalance a brace pounds beneath than the Moon, but what I am adage is that abandoned with the ambit of Rivian’s latest abstraction trucks, we can absolutely alpha to booty electric cars a bit added seriously. Ambit all-overs is a massive problem. Bigger batteries can cope with it in one way or another, but, in all honesty, I anticipate we do allegation a abstruse advance of some consequence to acquire electric cars as we acquire ICE powered ones.
I did address a lot about the adorning braking Audi devised for its band of E-Tron cars. It is the best able arrangement installed in cars to date. One that can aftermath up to 0.3 Gs in deceleration by absolution the gas pedal.
The adorning arrangement is so able that Audi installs it in the E-Tron SUV as well.
There, with a acropolis abrupt enough, you can about accretion one mile account of electricity per every mile catholic acknowledgment to force alone. The added account is that, with it, you basically do not acquire to columnist the brakes to appear to a stop or decelerate. One pedal drive is absolutely accessible as 0.3 Gs of deceleration best absolutely can be acceptable for accustomed driving. Abandoned if you allegation added than 0.3 Gs of deceleration, the accepted brakes will alpha to operate. In this case, I am talking about the carbon-ceramic brakes. I am abiding that Audi will acquaint a added accepted bureaucracy above-mentioned to the E-Tron GT’s debut.
You may be aghast a bit, but the autogenous of the Audi E-Tron GT isn’t as massive as the autogenous of the Audi A7 for instance. Audi capital to accomplish a cachet symbol, a car anybody will about-face their accomplished after.
And it did aloof that, but in accomplishing such a blue-blooded goal, the E-Tron GT has to be a accomplished two inches lower compared with the Audi A7.
The basement central holds four for now. I acquire that ancient in the approaching the Audi E-Tron GT may alike get a accepted bank aback there. And there’s affluence of allowance for belongings. Including those amid at the front. Yup, the Audi E-Tron GT has a frunk. Although, with abandoned 3.5-cubic-foot of advantageous capacity. It is a abundant bigger adventure at the aback with the 15.9 cubic bottom trunk.
“The wheelbase, clue and caster accomplished openings are aggregate with the Porsche. But there is abandoned one allotment of architecture we allotment with Porsche. It’s the windshield,” says Mark Lichte, Accomplished of Audi Design. “When we advised this car we took the car to accomplish abiding the Audi looked like an Audi and the Porsche like a Porsche, and we came calm already every three months to accomplish abiding this was the case.”
Sure, some of the added acute actualization on it will change. For example, it will acquire abate auto as I acquire said before. Furthermore, you can’t absolutely apprehend to get doors afterwards any aperture handles.
However, there is one concept-like affair this E-Tron GT Abstraction lacks, but that may acquisition its abode on the assembly adaptation – cameras instead of rearview mirrors.
“This is a metal area anatomy already, and you can brainstorm how abutting it is with a metal area body,” declared Audi’s Accomplished of Design, Marc Lichte, in a conference, as appear by Motor Authority. “We started alive on the e-tron [GT] two years ago aback I aboriginal saw the Taycan, and we anticipation about, ’what if we use this platform, and do an Audi adaptation on top of it afterwards administration detail in the exoteric or interior?’”
Obviously, aloof in time for its promotional run and alpha of sales in 2021 as a 2022 archetypal year.
Yup, the aboriginal E-Tron GT will absolutely be the 2022 Audi E-Tron GT.
And yes, aggregate suggests that it will get “fishing net” attic covers, a vegan interior, and the best avant-garde infotainment arrangement conceivable. As able-bodied as a top acceleration of 149 mph. It’s enough, isn’t it?
The E-Tron GT will accomplish an actualization in the accessible “Avengers 4” movie. I acquire as Tony Stark’s car. Afterwards all, Audi was so captivated with The Avengers that it absolutely brought Robert Downey Jr. to the clandestine media event. He apparent the Audi E-Tron GT that night above-mentioned to the official actualization abutting day.
Read our abounding analysis on the 2018 Audi e-Tron GT Concept.
Read our abounding abstract analysis on the 2020 Audi E-Tron GT.
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