Marvel fans were excited to see the reveal of the Audi E-tron GT Concept, by Robert Downey Jr, aka Tony Stark. He helped to unveil the concept car ahead of the LA Auto Show and confirmed that it will appear in the Avengers 4 film, set for release in April. Audi is no stranger to the franchise. The Audi brand has appeared in the blockbuster franchise since the first Iron Man film. It’s been over a decade since Stark was first seen in an R8, subsequently followed by the R8 Spyder and the R8 E-tron in the later films. However, it’s fitting that the four-door coupe is making its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, in the movie capital of the world (very Tony Stark).
The E-tron GT is powered by a pair of electric motors with a 90 kWh battery, producing 582 horsepower. The torque is transferred to the wheels via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring. There is no mechanical link between the front and rear axle. The electronic control system coordinates the drive between the axles and left/right wheels. The all-wheel steering gives it agility and precision with directional stability. It can reach 62 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds with a restricted top speed of 149 miles per hour. The coupe will have a flat-floor architecture providing a lower center of gravity, qualities that are uncharacteristic of an electric model. The classic Audi Singleframe is located in the center of the front section. The top half comes with a cover painted in the body color. It has an arrow-shaped front sections emphasizing the matrix LED headlights with laser high beam.
The coupe seats four, with a focus on the use of sustainable materials which is a concept of its contemporary design. No animal-based products are used on the Audi E-tron GT. The concept comes with a vegan interior. The focus is functionality with an perfect quality feel.
The range per charge is about 248 miles (400 kilometers), determined by the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure) standard. The charging capabilities are outrageous with the E-torn GT, with 80 percent in only 20 minutes. No other manufacture can touch that, making it the fastest charging car in production. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2021; Audi will be taking orders in the next two years with production starting in 2020.
Written by: Andee Oehm
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