But the e-tron GT is every bit a driver’s car and to that end, performance and cabin orientation has been designed with the driver in mind. The design is at once Audi, but with a new twist, the sweeping dash and touchscreens familiar, but like the exterior of the car, with a completely new feel. Here the sculpted front sports seats come with electric eight-way adjustment, 14-way adjustment for sports seats plus in RS e-tron GT. All seats are upholstered with fine Nappa leather and microfibre material Dinamica, the driver seat is with memory. The seats and steering wheel of the RS model feature special badges, and the pedal caps and footrest are made of stainless steel.
All windows as well as the panoramic sunroof are made of heat-insulating glass. Wafer-thin vapor-coated metal layers reflect long-wave infrared radiation, thereby preventing the interior from heating up. The three zone automatic air-conditioning, together with the air quality package, all add to the pleasant feeling.
Muticolor ambient lighting highlights the 3D shaped dashboard and the superb interior with black headliner, and the inlays in decor matte carbon twill atlas matt (GT) or carbon twill, silk matt (RS GT). The finish is superbly executed, with the leading edge technology – Audi virtual cockpit plus and 10.1-inch HD central touchscreen –beautifully integrated and most convenient to use. Notable driving assistance systems include Night vision assist, Lane departure warning, Head-up display, Audi Drive Select and parking assistance with 360-degrees. At night, the X-shaped trim Audi laser light double the high beam range from 70 km/h.
Sustainable materials abound. Recycled materials are used, for example polyester fibres that were made from old plastic bottles, textiles, or residual fibres from selvages (off cuts). The floor carpet and floor mats are made from Econyl in both models, the material consisting of 100-percent recycled nylon fibres from production waste, fabric and carpet remnants, or old fishing nets.
The e-tron GT is extensively connected, all antennas are invisibly integrated into the car, to receive and transmit audio, LTE, Bluetooth, and GPS signals feeding everything from the MMI navigation plus to the wi-fi hotspots, smart phone interface and everything in between. It is a triumph of traditional craftsmanship and technology, beautifully married together.