Audi e-tron GT appears in patent drawings

The renderings hint at production styling, though the filing could also be for the already-unveiled concept.

Audi's e-tron GT has appeared in patent drawings, suggesting the production car could stay close to the concept unveiled last year in Los Angeles.

Posted on E-TronForum, the drawings submitted to the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office are nearly identical to the concept. It is consequently unclear if Audi may have simply filed to protect the concept styling or if the production car is simply a close match.

Unconfirmed specs suggest the GT will borrow the Porsche Taycan's 800-volt battery architecture, with a 90-kWh or larger battery for at least 250 miles of range.

The all-electric performance car is expected to hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and 120 mph in 12 seconds. It is expected to be powered by dual motors for torque-vectored all-wheel drive.

Audi has indicated volume production will begin sometime next year, adding evidence that the styling has been finalized.

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