The Audi e-tron GT Concept prototype was presented for the first time in November 2018 in Los Angeles. It was a study preview of the third fully electric car built by Audi after the e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUVs.
In November 2020, Audi released photographs of what was basically the production model, in a characteristic black and gray veneer with orange accents and overlays on the alloy wheels. The production Audi e-tron GT extensively recreated the design of the concept car, with muscular wheel arches, aggressively styled headlights, and a large hexagonal radiator grille imitation. The gently sloping roofline ends with one-piece taillights connected by a luminous strip. Unlike the concept, the production car has visible door handles.
The car shares technical components with the related Porsche Taycan. 40 percent of its parts are identical to those used in the Taycan, and the cars share the same platform. Just like the Taycan, it is a 4-door sedan despite the sporty coupé-style silhouette,
Series production of the e-tron GT started 2 months before its debut, in December 2020. Unlike the e-tron and e-tron Sportback models manufactured in Belgium, it is the first Audi electric car to be produced in Audi’s home country Germany, at the Neckarsulm plant. Audi officially unveiled the production e-tron GT on 9 February 2021. The sale of the vehicle is expected to start in March 2021. Audi officially unveiled the production e-tron GT in Thailand on 18 March 2021.
The fully electric driveline of the Audi e-tron GT is powered by a battery with 84 kWh of net capacity (93.4 kWh of gross capacity) as well as two electric motors providing all-wheel drive. The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, reaches a top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph) and has a maximum sustained power output of 350 kW (469 hp), which can be temporarily boosted to 390 kW (523 hp). Audi has also introduced a more sporty RS version which accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.3 seconds, reaches a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and has a maximum sustained power output of 440 kW (590 hp) which can be temporarily boosted to 475 kW (637 hp).
The range of the vehicle on a single charge is to be about 400 kilometers