Such a Tease
Audi E-Tron GT teased ahead of February 9 debut
Audi announced via Twitter this week at its long-anticipated E-Tron GT will debut February 9. The E-Tron GT will be the latest E-Tron family member, following in the footsteps of the Audi E-Tron and Audi E-Tron Sportback. All E-Tron stablemates are battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
Unlike the E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback, which are SUVs, the E-Tron GT is set to be a hatchback car. It's been shown off in prototype form for years so its looks aren't exactly a mystery, but range, charging, and other features information is what is formally unknown.
Fasten your seatbelts and mark your calendars for the world premiere on February 9th. #etronGT #FutureIsAnAttitude
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— Audi USA (@Audi) January 28, 2021
The car's body will be a combination of ultra-high-strength steel and aluminum.
As a concept vehicle, Audi gave the E-Tron GT 590 horsepower and a 90-kilowatt-hour battery. There is no concrete word on what to expect from the range of the new model. It's likely that the E-Tron GT will be more aerodynamic and thus achieve more range than the E-Tron, which can go about 222 miles on one charge.
Last year, Audi announced that "S" variants of E-Tron models will be coming to market, so it's probable that a performance-focused E-Tron GT S is in the pipeline.
Audi will be producing its electrically powered Gran Turismo at Audi Böllinger Höfe making it the brand's first fully electric car to be built in Germany. The company will utilize customized new technology to produce the car but finishing touches will be done by hand. The E-Tron GT will share the space with the Audi R8. Once each car is completed, it will be driven for 24.9 miles on public roads for quality assurance testing before leaving the factory and heading out to a dealership near you.
The E-Tron isn't the only new family member in the pipeline. Audi has already announced plans for a Audi Q4 E-Tron, showing the concept version of the SUV last year.