Audi on Thursday used the backdrop of the 24 Hours of Spa endurance race at Spa-Francorchamps within the Netherlands to debut a prototype for the RS E-Tron GT.

The RS E-Tron GT is a range-topping model of the upcoming Audi E-Tron GT battery-electric sedan, and is being developed by Audi Sport, the division for RS vehicles, the R8 supercar, and Audi’s varied motorsport packages.

The E-Tron GT makes use of the identical J1 platform because the Porsche Taycan, with the RS E-Tron GT more likely to be most intently associated to the Taycan Turbo S variant. This could imply a three-motor setup and an output hovering round 700 horsepower.

Audi can be crafting unique sounds for the E-Tron GT, and it is attainable the RS E-Tron GT may have extra aggressive sounding variations than the common mannequin.

2022 Audi E-Tron GT spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Audi E-Tron GT spy pictures – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Audi E-Tron GT spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Audi E-Tron GT spy pictures – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Audi E-Tron GT spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Audi E-Tron GT spy pictures – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Apparently, Chris Reinke, head of Audi Sport’s buyer racing program, hinted that we would see the RS E-Tron GT function the premise of a buyer race automobile for the GTX World Tour, a race collection with separate lessons for battery-electric, hydrogen-electric, plug-in hybrids, and ultimately self-driving vehicles that has been proposed by the Stephane Ratel Group.

“The fascinating Audi RS E-Tron GT prototype is the best foundation for a promising idea with electrified drives in GT racing, as introduced by the Stephane Ratel Group with the GTX World Tour,” Reinke mentioned in a press release.

Observe for the 24 Hours of Spa obtained underway on Thursday. The race, which is able to see Audi buyer crew Audi Sport Group Sainteloc Racing compete with the R8 GT3, kicks off Saturday.

The E-Tron GT is due on sale in 2021 as a 2022 mannequin, and it is attainable the RS E-Tron GT is made out there from launch. Manufacturing of the vehicles shall be dealt with at Audi’s Böllinger Höfe plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, the identical website the place the R8 is constructed.