Porsche Taycan’s Audi twin takes shape

Audi’s electric super sedan based on the Porsche Taycan’s platform has been spotted in prototype form.

The car is the production version of 2018’s E-Tron GT concept, and we’ll see it on sale in 2021 likely as a 2022 model. A debut later this year is likely.

The original E-Tron GT concept had a low-slung, sexy look. It’s no surprise that the designers have faithfully transferred the concept’s lines over to the production version. It’s something Audi design chief Mark Lichte pretty much confirmed at the concept’s debut.

Audi e-tron GT concept

Audi e-tron GT concept

Audi e-tron GT concept

Audi e-tron GT concept

Audi e-tron GT concept

The prototype sports the same squinty headlights, a similar grille shape (which Audi refers to as a “sensor array” since a grille isn’t needed for an electric car), and the same taillights that span the width of the car.

Under the striking exterior sits a high-performance EV platform referred

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Not Just For The Cult of McQueen

The cult of the Bullitt Mustang is the real deal. Notice my choice of words there; the cult of the Bullitt Mustang. I’m not talking about present-day fans of the 1968 Steve McQueen movie Bullitt, though I’m sure there are at least a few thousand Bullitt die-hards out there who lavish more attention on the movie as a whole than they do on the specific Highland Green Mustang from the film. No, I’m talking about the not-insignificant number of fans who rally around the two special edition Bullitt Mustangs—the first from 2001 and the second from 2008 and 2009—of which a total of 12,164 examples were built.

Ignoring the inherent limited-edition status of both Bullitts, some enthusiasts pay a premium for these two cars over an equivalent GT not because of McQueen’s steely gaze and chocolate-brown blazer, nor in some cases even the legendary car chase itself.

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