While Audi’s mainstream sedans can often come across as too sedate, the brand seems to have a knack for producing exciting, low-volume, niche products that don’t conform to any preconceived notions of what a car should look or feel like. Just glance at the show-stopping RS7 and the Q8 to see what we mean. The 2021 Audi e-tron GT looks like another of Audi’s wild creations, a battery-electric sedan that appears to be a four-door Audi TT if such a thing ever existed.
It’s below that chiseled, aggressive sheet metal that the e-tron GT will garner just as much attention. Two electronic motors will produce a combined 590 horsepower, transferred to the road via Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The benchmark 0-60 mph sprint will flash by in a claimed 3.5 seconds, and Audi also says that an innovative cooling system will ensure that these acceleration runs are easily repeatable. An 800-volt charging system will take about 20 minutes to get the 90-kWh battery up to 80 percent, and a driving range of just under 250 miles is estimated according to the European test cycle. Wireless charging technology will also take the hassle out of plugging in the e-tron at home.
Back to that arresting design, though. The four-door fastback sedan, currently only unveiled in concept form, sits low to the ground and has a broad stance. The single-frame grille has three distinct horizontal strips, while the headlights and taillights feature dramatic LED detailing. The production version, hopefully, won’t stray too far from what is an awesome design. A striking interior with expansive digital displays and enough space for adults at the back builds upon Audi’s current design language. Expect to pay in the region of $75,000 for the e-tron GT, although pricing is still unconfirmed. With the car set to go into production in late 2020, we anticipate first customer deliveries in early 2021.