This has got us pumped up.
By now, you're probably sick of reading about the Audi e-tron GT's incessant teasers. Its release date was announced recently, and a couple of day's later, we got more communication from Audi on the car, with the German automaker saying that it wants the e-tron GT to become its version of Porsche's 911 - an icon that is a perfect representation of the brand's focus on sustainability, cutting-edge design, and performance. Now there's one last look at the e-tron GT before its big reveal, with a few details on where the car is made and how. Considering that Audi is once again highlighting the production model's clear likeness to the concept, we're more excited than ever to see the reveal.
The car is being produced in the same facility that has built the R8 supercar since 2014. This factory had to be repurposed to accommodate the e-tron GT, but along the way, Audi ensured that it would be just as efficient as the car itself. All of the eco-electricity and heat running the plant is obtained from 100 percent regenerative sources. As a result, "the production [of the car] is net carbon-neutral."
The work carried out has been efficient too, with production on schedule despite the delays caused by the pandemic that have stunted the progress of some other automakers.
Helping the facility keep to its deadlines are 10 robots with 32 tools each, all of which contribute to the bulk of the car's production and assembly, with final touches applied by hand. This precision and care should make the e-tron GT one of the best EVs on the market, but when you're spending around $70,000 on a new car, that should go without saying. We can't wait to see the final production version emancipated of its striking vinyl livery, and more importantly, we can't wait to see how it compares to its corporate cousin, the Porsche Taycan. Anyone keen for a drag race?