Audi E-tron GT patent sketches mirror placing idea automobile

The Audi E-tron GT idea automobile that debuted ultimately yr’s LA Auto Present had a low-slung, horny look. It is no shock, then, that the manufacturing automobile will look practically an identical to the idea automobile.

Patent sketches surfaced of the mannequin through the E-tron Discussion board, Jalopnik reported on Tuesday. The sketches come from the Chinese language State Mental Property Workplace they usually practically mirror the idea automobile Audi confirmed  in LA. The automobile within the drawings has the identical squinty headlights, the same grille form (which Audi calls a “sensor array” since a grille is not wanted for an electrical automobile”), and the identical taillights that span the width of the automobile. The patent sketches did not even trouble to swap in a special wheel design.

Audi e-tron GT patent sketch through e-tron Discussion board

None of that is surprising. Audi design boss Mark Lichte advised Motor Authority on the E-tron GT idea’s debut that the idea already featured a sheet metallic physique. Translation: the automobile was actually near production-ready at its debut. Audi is already constructing pre-production prototypes for the electrical grand tourer.

Audi e-tron GT concept

Audi e-tron GT idea

Below the placing exterior shall be a platform and powertrain shared with the Porsche Taycan, the model’s first electrical automobile. The structure is named J1, and for the E-tron it’ll host a 96-kwh lithium-ion battery pack and an electrical motor for every axle. The automobile also needs to provide 590 horsepower channeled by means of an all-wheel-drive system. A Porsche-developed fast-charging system will juice the E-tron to an 80 % cost in beneath 20 minutes. Search for the automobile’s vary to be lower than 250 miles.

Audi e-tron GT patent sketch via e-tron Forum

Audi e-tron GT patent sketch through e-tron Discussion board

That is to not say Audi’s E-tron GT shall be a rebadged Taycan. The 2 vehicles will share one exterior part: a windshield. 

Audi mentioned it plans to point out the manufacturing E-tron GT in late 2020, so search for the electrical grand tourer to hit sellers in 2021.

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