Audi E-tron GT Set for Mid-Life Facelift, Potential Arrival of 750bhp RS Variant

In an eagerly awaited mid-life facelift, the Audi E-tron GT is poised to undergo a series of eye-catching styling revisions, with speculation rife about the introduction of a high-performance RS variant boasting a staggering 750bhp.

Scheduled for launch towards the end of 2024, the electric powerhouse, aimed squarely at the Tesla Model S, has been recently reported undergoing final testing in Germany. Reports suggest that the design overhaul aims to align the E-tron GT with the upcoming Audi Q6 E-tron SUV, slated for release in February 2024.

Drawing inspiration from its Volkswagen Group sibling, the Porsche Taycan, the facelifted E-tron GT is expected to showcase aerodynamically optimised front and rear bumpers, a revamped front grille, and fresh alloy-wheel designs. Interestingly, the facelift maintains the current light designs while featuring a more prominent rear diffuser with large side blades for enhanced aerodynamics. The side profile sees subtle changes, including redesigned side skirts.

Eyes are particularly on the potential RS E-tron GT variant, speculated to house a formidable 750bhp powertrain, akin to the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. This marks a significant increase of 113bhp over the current RS E-tron GT, boasting 636bhp and a rapid 0-100km/h time of 3.3 seconds.

While details on the regular powertrain options remain scarce, it is expected that the 93kWh battery utilised by the standard E-tron GT will see efficiency updates, aiming to improve its existing 480km range. Interior updates are also on the horizon, aligning with the Q6 E-tron and incorporating Audi’s new “human-centric” MMI infotainment system, focusing on digital functionality and user-friendly interfaces.

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