2021 Audi e-tron GT Performance, Competition

The German automaker introduced the electric sedan concept back in 2018. Well, according to the recent spy shots, the design didn’t change much from that day. So, what can we expect from the upcoming 2021 Audi e-tron GT? Underneath heavy camouflage lies alluring design language, similar to some earlier Audi models.

But, the distinctive and noticeable features are lower door created, smaller diameter wheels, and more traditional door handles. Nowadays, the Tesla-like pop-out parts seem to be the trend in the automotive industry. Still, the German automaker goes with a more conventional approach. At the back, we see slightly redesigned LED matrix headlights, inverted ‘single-frame’ grille, and a more continuous lower intake graphic.

The hood comes with a softer middle pressing, and side mirrors seem bigger than on the 2018 concept as well. The side profile looks very similar to the A7 model, with prominent rear haunches, stunning sequential full-width LED taillights. Also, there’s an active spoiler, that will improve aerodynamic stability.

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Interior Design

The 2018 concept influence is strong in the cabin as well. There’s a noticeable lack of physical buttons. Instead, you’ll get a modern, integrated touchscreen that controls every single feature of the interior. Although 2021 Audi’s sedan features a similar sloping roofing profile as the Taycan, on this model, it doesn’t limit the headroom in the rear.

Moreover, the German manufacturer will include premium features and plenty of high-advanced driver assistance. 2021 Audi e-tron GT will ride on the same J1 architecture as the Porsche Taycan. The body will be a lightweight combination of aluminum and steel, with the underfloor battery serving as a load-bearing component, that improves crash protection.

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2021 Audi e-tron GT Performance

2021 Audi e-tron GT will use a pair of electric motors, one per each axle. The total combined output is 582 hp (434 kW). The all-wheel-drive and 2-speed transmission allows e-tron GT to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) In just 3.5 seconds. Moreover, thanks to the 90 kWh battery pack, the electric sedan will provide over 248 miles of driving range (400 km).

Also, Audi’s EV comes with the 800V charging system, which full charge in around 20 minutes. Of course, with a 350 kW DC fast charging options, and in ideal conditions. Same as on the Taycan model, the regenerative braking can recover up to 265 kW.

It is expected that the 2021 e-tron GT will have different tiers of performance and range options available. We assume that the upcoming EV will be offered in standard, long-range, S, and RS versions.

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Competition

2021 Audi e-tron GT will compete against numerous premium and sports electric sedans. The main rivals will be Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and the announced electric Jaguar XJ. However, the price is still unknown. No doubt, Audi EV will be more affordable than the Taycan.

The official public debut of the electric sedan is scheduled for the last quarter of the year. But, who knows with the growing coronavirus risk. All in all, 2021 e-tron GT will have something to offers to the EV market. Besides the outstanding performance, the forthcoming model will deliver attractive design language, and a well-designed, comfortable interior.

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