Audi is hard at work developing a faster, performance-oriented version of its imposing E-Tron SUV. The topping version of the all-electric vehicle will see the light of a day next year as a 2021 Audi E-Tron S, but we’ve managed to catch the testing prototype that reveals some details of the future EV.
In case you don’t see, the E-Tron S gets slightly larger intakes at the flanks of the front fascia in order to feed more cool air to the brakes, which are, by the way, larger than on the standard E-Tron. In addition, the wheels and tires are wider than on the standard E-Tron, as they nearly fill the wheelarches on the prototype. Finally, we also noticed a new diffuser design at the rear.
In contrast to the regular E-Tron features a single electric motor at each axle for a maximum 400 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque, the 2021 Audi E-Tron S will most probably get a 3-motor setup with a pair of electric motors at the rear axle with a peak output of 496 hp and 590 lb-ft. Yes, the output will likely mirror the original concept shown in 2015. The motors will get power from a 95-kilowatt-hour battery, while the range should be over 200 miles.
The 2021 Audi E-Tron S will be revealed before the end of this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.