Audi to build E-Tron GT alongside R8 in specialist Böllinger Höfe plant

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

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GM’s Answer to the Ford Mustang II

Chevrolet Monza is Born as Pony Cars Die

Though many people blame the death of the muscle car on stricter emissions and fuel economy standards, the truth is that before horsepower started to drop in the early 1970s, Americans (both consumers and automakers) were already starting to sour on muscle cars. The year GM downsized to the  Mustang II—1974—was also the last year for the Plymouth Barracuda, Dodge’s near-twin Challenger, and the AMC Javelin.

If GM president Ed Cole had won out, the Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am would have been gone as well. Cole wanted to kill the F-bodies after 1973, citing the expense of updating the cars to meet new Federal bumper standards. The Camaro only lived because of a lobbying effort by an internal group of Camaro fans at GM and an external group of dealers that traveled to Detroit and

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