The Audi e-tron GT might as well have come from the future. It looks like nothing else on the road, and that’s saying something, seeing how car design has converged in the past decade.
But the concept car aesthetics isn’t the only thing that is futuristic about the car. In fact, it might just about be the closest thing you’d experience to another piece of technology that’s just science fiction for the time being.
Conventional Where it Matters
It may have the mechanical capabilities to create some mind warping speeds, and looks straight out of a sci-fi flick, but Audi has opted to keep the car conventionally feeling where it really matters. And that is a refreshing departure from the current electric car norm, where manufacturers are stuffing their offerings with futuristic gimmicks.
You’d find a very familiar Audi MMI system taking care of the infotainment screen, and switchgear that also makes an appearance on other Audi models. The instrument cluster, whilst being a dedicated unit for the e-tron GTs, still retains a lot of the user interface that you’d have come to expect from an Audi product.
The low slung fastback shape, fat haunches and the swooping yet aggressive bodylines up front helps to create the illusion of big speed, even if the car is stationary. All the usual thoughtfulness that Audi puts into the build of their cars is present, albeit massively stepped up to create one ultra capable electric grand tourer.
All in all, if you are paying so much cash for a car, you’d want it to look a million bucks, right? Or at least, as close as you literally can to making it look like a million bucks.
Acceleration? What’s that? The Audi e-tron GT doesn’t understand the concept of acceleration, it teleports. At least, that is what it feels like. Burying your foot into the footwell results in this frenzied rush off the line, and the car will relentlessly pull till some very LTA-unfriendly speeds. Allegedly anyways.
So Who’s The e-tron GT For?
Here’s the conundrum then. This car is so mechanically advanced that you’d never really be able to use the car to anywhere near its fullest potential on our roads – at least, not if you decide to religiously obey our local traffic laws.
You’d never find a road that genuinely poses a challenge to the chassis of the vehicle, nor a straight long enough and is unrestricted to allow its motors to properly breathe. But that’s really not to say that there isn’t a market for the Audi e-tron GT.
Because one thing is for sure – there’s nothing on the market today that is quite like it. And it actually makes for a solid daily too, with big range numbers and an interior that doubles as respite from the hustle and bustle of the business world. And if you have the pockets for such a car, you’d cherish every bit of peace that you can get, for (loosely translated from a mandarin proverb) rest is only the first step of a longer journey ahead.
|Audi e-tron GT Specifications|
|Price: $562,840||VES Band: A2|
Dual Electric Motors
|Power:469 bhp, 630 Nm|
| Driven Wheels:
| Top Speed:
|Battery Capacity:93 kWh|
|Dimensions: 4,989 mm x 1,964 mm x 1413 mm||Wheelbase:2,898 mm|| Cargo Capacity:
Photo Credits: ACube Creative (@weareacube)
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