Audi has confirmed plans for an electric super sedan to be called the e-tron Gran Turismo, or e-tron GT for short.
Audi made the confirmation during its annual press conference held Thursday in Ingolstadt, Germany.
The automaker also released a teaser shot that hints at a stunning fastback design for the e-tron GT, which will form part of the Audi Sport lineup when it arrives early next decade.
“We interpret sportiness very progressively with our fully electric e-tron GT, and this is how we will take our high-performance brand Audi Sport into the future,” Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said at the conference.
Production of the e-tron GT will be handled at the specialist Böllinger Höfe plant near Audi’s main plant in Neckarsulm, Germany. It’s where the automaker currently builds the R8 supercar. It’s not clear yet if the two models will be built side-by-side, though we’ve heard that the R8 could be on its way out.
Two additional Audi electric cars we know are coming are the e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUVs, which will be built in Audi’s plant in Brussels, Belgium starting this year. Audi has also confirmed that it will build two more electric SUVs at its Neckarsulm plant starting in 2021.
More to come…