The E-Tron GT wheel (AWD) has (or will have) 590 horsepower and makes zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. During my time behind the wheel I never even came close to experiencing the full power of the dual engine and bumped me quietly.
Instead, I had a chance to drive around Los Angeles with a police escort. Visas, it was one-of-a-kind and a fender bender would have been catastrophic. In addition, potholes were also a problem. The car’s low profile was great for photos on the photo gallery. There is not much that rots on the streets of LA.
Except that I carefully avoided roadholes more than your typical car, E-Tron GT was surprisingly close to being an end product. Audi said it’s 95 percent done. Most of the most important features worked. The gearbox, climate control, pushbutton ignition on the wheel and pTOs worked as they were in a production vehicle.
But concept car units are really just a small selection of the final product – that is, licking a spoon covered by the smudge before enjoying the ready-made cake. It’s a pleasure and potential insight into the final product, but a bit more. Hopefully we will be able to come back behind the wheel when (if) the car is in production and t estaut all the EV power on the open road without worrying about potholes.