Audi Confirms Electric GT Coupe for 2020 (But it Doesn't Look Good for the R8)

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  1. ProjectWHaT

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    Here it is

     
  2. FT-1

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    That is hot.

    I can imagine the Porsche Taycan adopting the same profile and I absolutely cannot wait for both of these to come out.
     
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  3. TexRex

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    I'd appreciate it much more if not for current Audi front end design language. Oh how I miss 2007.
     
  4. Carbon_6

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    Not sure if it was deliberate, but it looks a lot like the current A5.

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  5. AudiMan2011

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    It just looks like an electric version of the A7
     
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  6. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Thought the same as well, just looks like an electric version of the A7/A8, got hyped for nothing I feel.
     
  7. TexRex

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    I think it looks like the render, sans giant fantasy wheels.

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  10. karma996

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    Why not "only" 290hp and 500 mile range?
     
  11. G.T.Ace

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    Looking surprisingly not-boring for an Audi.
     
  12. SlipZtrEm

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    The same reason halving a Camry’s V6 to a 1.75-liter triple wouldn’t suddenly double the MPG.*

    * - not really, but there isn’t a direct relation between output and range, especially in electrics. The Tesla Model S actually gained range when it got the D models...
     
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  13. TexRex

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    Even if you could correlate a reduction in power to an increase in range, do you really think someone looking for a big GT in a price range this is likely to occupy will be wooed by 290hp?
     
  14. CitroenCX

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    What's up with that Matty guy again?
     
  15. Roger the Horse

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    rip tesla your boss smoked weed on tv or something and now everyone's lost confidence in your company at the same time all your rivals have started to roll out their big guns
     
  16. YoshiMaster2

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    I'm not a big Audi guy, but I think it looks fantastic.
     
  17. mickoafna

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    The future is coming, boys and girls.
    30 more years and we'll be 20 years from this being the norm :)
     
  18. Turbo951

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    The power consumption to produce petroleum and diesel, is higher than the amount an electric car consumes, for the same distance travelled as the ice car.
     
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  19. kikie

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    Electric cars don't produce local air pollutionand that is also a very important aspect of electric that has to be considered.

    Bye, bye Porsche 992, hello Audi e-tron GT.

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    This just looks right. :drool:

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    Another Cylon car.

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  20. Khannie

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    I've got a 2014 Audi A7 now, so I'll look to replace it in 2024 with this beauty. Hopefully the 4 years will allow them to fix any type of bugs they might encounter this being only their 2nd electric vehicle. I've got to say, I hope they don't mess too much with this concept because it looks great. I expect the wheels to be slightly less aggressive but overall the concept looks production ready.
     
  21. NaketWookie

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    i want one! in really dark purple ;-)
     
  22. OnyxMoneytron

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    Always depends on how the fossil fuels are extracted, processed and transported. Remove government subsidies and that industry dies in a few years.

    Electric cars still require more energy to produce than ICE cars. Here in Quebec, the carbon footprint is much smaller as we run on hydro. Not the cleanest but less carbon intensive.
     
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