All leading car brands are doing their best to create electric vehicles that will help to position them as leading EV makers. Thanks to the improvement in the design of batteries, we are seeing more powerful electric vehicles being launched or conformed by manufacturers more frequently. Audi recently made one of such confirmation when they announced they were going to make an electric super sedan. They said they plan to name it e-tron Gran Turismo, and market it as e-tron GT.
The announcement came as Audi was holding its annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany on 15 May 2018. From the teaser shots released by Audi, the e-tron GT will have a fastback design, and will therefore be part of the Audi Sport series by the time of its release from as early as 2028.
During the conference, Audi’s CEO said that the e-tron GT represent how they interpr4et sportiness in a progressive manner. Therefore, it will be the car leading the high-performance Audi Sport line into the future.
The e-tron GT will be rolled out from Audi’s Bollinger Hofe plant in Neckarsul, which is close to the brand’s main plant in Germany. That also happens to be the plan where the R8 Super car is currently being manufactured. While it’s not clear whether productions of the two models will happen simultaneously, what’s currently known is that the R8 is about to be released into the market.