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The Audi e-tron GT concept

World premiere on
09.02.2021

Ideas start the future.
The new fully electric Audi e-tron GT.

Cherish the old, embrace the new.
Audi e-tron GT concept.

The Audi e-tron GT concept traces an arc into the future. As a four-door coupé with a long wheelbase, it features the proportions of a classic gran turismo cast in a progressive Audi design. Ensuring the driving performance of a sports car is the drive of the future: fully electric – including the quintessential Audi quattro all-wheel drive.

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e-tron GT concept rear

The e-tron GT concept shows one way in which Audi design language could develop in the future: drawn far back, the coupé-like roof line borrows from the hallmark Sportback design, now combined with the strongly pulled in cabin.

e-tron GT concept front lights

New, yet familiar – the evolutionary design

The front section is adorned by a hallmark Singleframe, this time with a distinctly more horizontal, multipiece architecture and discrete 3D grille design. The striking, illuminated e-tron logo, which can also be found on the rear, immediately makes clear that the concept for this Audi car is all-electric. Not least, the slimline exterior mirrors emphasise the stretched and elegant appearance of this gran turismo concept car.

Laser-sharp view ahead

The new visual signature of the matrix LED headlights with laser main beam and tapered elements reinforces the dynamic presence of the Audi e-tron GT concept, even when stationary. In typical Audi fashion, the driver is welcomed by characteristic light sequencing.

Audi e-tron GT concept side front lights
Animated rearlights Audi e-tron GT concept

Modern radiance –
from every angle

Adorning the entire width of the rear is a continuous light strip, featuring tapered elements at both ends that recall the design of the front headlights. The same goes for the illuminated e-tron logo, which on the Audi e-tron GT concept is located below this strip.

Stylish appearance, reduced consumption

Improved aerodynamic resistance reduces consumption and increases range. In this way and fully in the spirit of Vorsprung durch Technik, the wind tunnel had a decisive influence on the design of the Audi e-tron GT concept. This can be seen in the design of the bonnet, which reduces unwanted turbulence. Even the design of the 22-inch wheels with five twin spokes allows for optimum ventilation of the brake discs and reduces air resistance. Meanwhile at the rear, a large diffuser minimises bounce. Playing a decisive role in saving weight is the chassis, which follows a multimaterial lightweight design incorporating aluminium and steel as well as a carbon roof.

The drive – quattro of course

The Audi e-tron GT concept is equipped with a powerful electric drive with quattro: two permanently regulated synchronous motors, one on each axle, deliver torque to all four wheels. The drive forces between the axles and between the left and right wheels are electronically controlled. This allows for optimum traction. The flat design of the battery, which occupies the entire underbody area between the front and rear axles, provides an extremely low centre of gravity. Especially in combination with the all-wheel drive, this means the driver can experience superb dynamics and agile handling coupled with high directional stability.

e-tron GT concept indicator

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Electric power in pictures

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The vehicle shown here is a concept car that is not available as a production model.