Audi’s Gorgeous E-tron GT Concept to Star in Avengers 4
Tony Stark will be relishing the fact that Audi has created another masterpiece as his ride in Avengers 4. At a private event the night ahead of the first media day, Audi brought in actor Robert Downey Jr. to pull back the curtain on the new electric four-door coupe.
The actor, who will be reprising his iconic role in the latest Marvel hit, said, “I’ve been having an extramarital affair for a decade…. with a brand”, with a grin.
Stark drove an Audi R8 in the first Iron Man movie in 2008. In the second, he was seen in an R8 Spyder. In the third installment, the R8 E-Tron was Stark’s ride.
The E-Tron GT is powered by two separate electric motors, one for the front wheels and one for the back. It also has four-wheel steering, enabling tighter cornering.
Audi says the car has a range of just under 250 miles on a full charge, according to a standard European driving test. With fast charging, the battery will be able to charge up to 80% of that range, or about 200 miles, in 20 minutes.
Wireless charging will also be available on the production version. The carmaker claimed a 149mph top speed. The car will produce 590 horsepower and a 0-62 mph run of 3.5 seconds.
Although it is still a concept, Audi design boss Mark Lichte said it is nearly production-ready. “This is a metal sheet body already, and you can imagine how close it is with a metal sheet body.”
Of course there will be some minor changes; for instance, the 22-inch wheels will be smaller by 1 inch and the futuristic door handles will likely give way to something more common.
The e-tron GT is an electric super sports car that shares its J1 platform with the Porsche Taycan and although they are under the Volkswagen Group, Lichte was quick to point out that Porsche and Audi teams come together every few weeks to make sure their cars were completely different inside and out. In fact, they only share one common exterior component: the windshield.
Now, what does Jarvis have to say of all of this…