Audi e-tron GT Caught Preparing To Fight The Tesla Model S

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Good news - the production Audi e-tron GT will look like the stunning concept.

It's been over a year since the all-electric Audi e-tron GT Concept debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show, which previewed Audi's second electric model after the Audi e-tron SUV and Audi e-tron Sportback. The stunning electric sedan also made an appearance in Avengers: Endgame last year where it was briefly driven by Tony Stark, but Audi has remained silent about it ever since.

At long last, we've finally been given a first look at the production version, which has been spied testing in the snow preparing to battle the Tesla Model S. Normally, concept cars get toned down when they enter production, but the production Audi e-tron GT looks very similar to the gorgeous concept - and that's no bad thing.

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Layers of camouflage disguise the Audi e-tron GT prototype, but we can see the production version will retain the concept's sleek sportback body style, sloping roofline, and sharp styling. The main noticeable difference is that the production prototype now has door handles.

We don't get a look inside the Audi e-tron GT, but the interior design should also stay faithful to the concept and feature a digital instrument cluster and large touchscreen above the center console. No animal-based products were used in the concept's cabin, as the vegan interior featured synthetic leather applied to the seats and trim.

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The Audi e-tron GT will ride on the same J1 platform as the Porsche Taycan, so it will likely have the same battery capacity. In the e-tron GT concept, a pair of electric motors produce a combined output of 582 horsepower, enabling the sleek electric sedan to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 3.5 seconds before maxing out at 149 mph. A 90-kWh lithium-ion battery pack also enabled the Audi e-tron GT concept to cover a range of 250 miles based on the WLTP cycle and the battery can be recharged to 80 percent in around 20 minutes using an 800-volt charging system.

Production of the Audi e-tron GT is expected to start later this year before customer deliveries kick off early next year, so we're expecting the production model to debut at the 2020 LA Auto Show in November two years after the concept.

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