Audi’s E-Tron GT is edging closer to production with workers at the automaker’s specialist Böllinger Höfe plant Neckarsulm, Germany, putting pre-production examples together. The first customer cars are scheduled to roll off the line at the end of the year.
The plant is where Audi builds the R8 supercar and various racing models. It needed to be expanded and upgraded to support the E-Tron GT, which is Audi’s first EV built in Germany. The current E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback SUVs are built across the border in Belgium.
2022 Audi E-Tron GT spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
One of the key upgrades was a new body shop where Audi staff work closely with robots to assemble the E-Tron GT’s high-strength steel and aluminum body. Impressively, the planning for the expansion and fit out of the Böllinger Höfe plant was all done virtually and helped greatly by the use of