Dropping the F-bomb because of a car is commonplace in our business, and it doesn’t always mean we missed our connection at O’Hare or floored the Dodge Demon. In some cases, it happens because an automaker unveils a truly, remarkably impressive new model.
This year’s LA Auto Show F-Bomb champion is the Audi e-tron GT Concept. In simple terms, it’s absolutely stunning. Better yet, Audi says it’s 99 percent production-ready. That means that those incredibly sharp, muscular body panels are headed to an Audi dealership near you shortly.
Taking on the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S, the e-tron GT follows the e-tron Quattro SUV unveiled in September. The GT will be Audi’s all-electric premium sedan and measures in at 4.96 meters long, or 16.3 ft, about the same as an A7.
Powering the e-tron GT is a dual electric motor setup developing 590 horsepower which is enough to get to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds. Claimed 0-60 mph time is 3.5 seconds.
Like the e-tron Quattro, a 90-kWh battery powers the electric powertrain and provides 400 kilometers of range or 248.5 miles. The GT will have the same 800-volt electric system as the Taycan which can provide pretty impressive charging possibilities. You’ll need just 20 minutes to get 198 miles or 320 kilometers of range. There’s also a wireless charging pad (Audi Wireless Charging) that can charge the e-Tron GT concept in about 9 hours.
Both the front and rear sections of the car are actually trunks with 100 liters available upfront and 450 liters in the back.
The Audi e-tron GT is stunning and if it looks like this when it hits the market, then Audi won’t be able to make enough of them. With the Taycan and e-tron GT, Tesla has some seriously scary competition coming up in its rear-view mirror.