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This Is The Swoopy, Model S-Rivalling Audi E-Tron GT

Audi's incoming Porsche Taycan counterpart and Tesla Model S rival has been spotted undergoing cold weather testing

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Audi - This Is The Swoopy, Model S-Rivalling Audi E-Tron GT - News

Tony Stark’s latest ride is edging closer to production. First revealed in concept form at the LA Auto Show in 2018, the Audi E-Tron GT has been papped undergoing cold weather testing, and not even heavy camouflage can hide its curvy flanks.

The show car was certainly a looker, and the good news is the production version should be just as handsome. The E-Tron SUV, remember, wasn’t a big styling departure from the E-Tron Quattro concept that preceded it.

Audi - This Is The Swoopy, Model S-Rivalling Audi E-Tron GT - News

The concept version was good for 582bhp via a dual-motor setup powered by a 90kWh battery pack, making for a 0-62mph time of just 3.5 seconds. We’re expecting that level of performance to be replicated by at least one derivative of the E-Tron.

Audi - This Is The Swoopy, Model S-Rivalling Audi E-Tron GT - News

We certainly know the E-Tron’s guts have the capability. Under the skin the Sportback will be closely related to Porsche’s Taycan, which is available in 571bhp, 671bhp and guises 751bhp badged 4S, Turbo and Turbo S respectively. The biggest available battery will almost certainly be the same 93.5kWh pack that’s fitted as standard on the Turbo and Turbo S.

The expectation is for the E-Tron GT to make its full debut at the LA Auto Show this November, before being launched early 2021.