Production version of sexy four-door EV, due in 2020, is high on the wishlist for the local division.
Audi stunned the motoring world at the end of last year when they took the wraps off the incredible looking Audi e-tron GT sports car and it looks like it'll come to Australia when it makes it into production in 2020.
As we wrote last year, the e-tron GT measures in at 4.96m long, 1.96m wide and 1.38m tall, clothed in an evolution of the Sportback shape from the four-door A5/A7 models, Audi's design team has certainly given the GT proportions befitting a modern grand tourer. The body is made of a combination of carbon-fibre, aluminium, and high-strength steel, apparently developed in partnership with Porsche.
Power comes from a pair of electric motors making a combined 434kW, for a claimed 3.5-second sprint to 100km/h. Top speed is limited to 240km/h in the interests of preserving range. Audi says power can be shuffled between individual wheels, allowing the car to deliver "just the desired amount of slip" in the corners.
The 90kWh battery is good for a claimed 400km of driving on the WLTP test cycle, and an 800V charging system opens the door for 320km of range from just 20 minutes of charging.
Speaking to CarAdvice at a recent Audi event, Audi Australia's corporate communications manager, Shaun Cleary, expressed interest in the model for the Australian line-up.
"Really interested, yeah. I think the prospect of electrification is huge. E-tron is obviously a fantastic versatile package and it's quite tangible, it's real, people understand what the concept is," he said.
But, a high performance car? There's going to be 30 electrified models on our end by 2025, so you would imagine that is going to be a balance of all those different aspects of."
"It's going to be across the entire range, so, very excited about that too. I think it's absolutely interest and appeal for that kind of performer. Watch this space," he added.
Audi has really hit the design for six with the e-tron GT and we're pretty excited at the prospect of seeing this electric missile on our roads in the near future.
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