The new machine – revealed by Autocar two years ago – was announced during the company’s annual press conference as one of the 20 electrified models that will feature in its line-up by 2025.
Audi said the e-tron GT, which will be produced at the firm’s Neckarsulm factory, will be 'highly dynamic’ and shows the direction of the company’s performance division.
Brand chairman Rupert Stadler said: “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.”
The announcement came alongside confirmation that Audi’s heavily trailed e-tron EV – the SUV seen in disguise in Geneva earlier this month - will cost around €80,000 (about £70,950) when it is launched later this year.
Like sister brand Volkswagen, Audi is committed to massively expanding sales of electrified models in the future. At the annual financial conference in Ingolstadt this morning, Audi bosses said that the company would have 20 electrified models in its range by 2025.
On the issue of the cost of developing EVs, Stadler said “co-operation with Porsche” on the new electric car platform, called J1 internally (and shared with the Porsche Mission E), has “reduced development costs by three digit million Euro amount”.
Stadler also revealed that all core Audi models will be offered with “at least mild-hybrid” engine options. “The switch to the WLTP [the new industry fuel economy test] cycle is proving extremely challenging but we are currently doing type approval for engine and gearbox variants,” he said.