The upcoming 2021 Audi e-tron GT is a bold-looking electric car with deep ties to the Porsche Taycan. In fact, the two slinky four-door sedans were developed alongside each other and share a cutting-edge 800-volt architecture that allows faster charging and ensures performance stays consistent.
The Audi stands out from the Porsche with its more chiseled bodywork and busier front end. Still, we haven’t seen the production version of the GT, so we expect some of its eccentricities to be dialed back. We do know that it’ll have an electric motor on each axle that together create all-wheel drive and produce a combined 590 horsepower.
The interior of the Audi e-tron GT production model is yet to be revealed but it’ll draw inspiration from the e-tron GT Concept’s slick, futuristic cabin. The concept featured a ‘vegan interior’ that didn’t use any animal products at all, and the finished car is expected to make use of plenty of man-made sustainable materials, too.
There will be a pair of sizeable touchscreens for the infotainment system and heating controls and a large, clear digital display in place of conventional analogue dials behind the steering wheel. The Audi e-tron GT’s long body should provide plenty of legroom, but headroom may be somewhat tight for tall passengers in the back. The e-tron GT Concept features a 450-litre boot and a 100-litre storage area under the bonnet – you can expect similar luggage space in the production car.
A graphic was shown indicating front and rear motors rated at 175 and 335 kW (235 and 449 SAE hp respectively). That sums to 684 hp, but this combined output figure was immediately contradicted by a slide indicating “Power output: 440-598 PS; Power Output with Overboost: 646 PS.” Those figures translate to 434-590 SAE hp; 637 with overboost.
A single torque spec was shared: 830 Nm, which computes to 612 lb-ft. Final calibration is said to be incomplete, but we can probably look to the wide range of available powers and torques offered in Porsche’s Taycan for guidance.
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