Audi’s first EV modified into as soon as an SUV, but today we minute print on their 2nd EV, which represents a ways extra of Audi are simplest known for, their performance vehicles.
After decades of showing of a prototype GT, Audi modified into as soon as finally ready to unveil the production version in a single day.
The Audi RS e-tron GT is a four-door coupé, which features a dual electrical motors, powered by an 800-volt 95 kWh battery that’s exact for up to 487 kilometers (302.6 mi) of vary. The automotive has a top lumber of 250km/hr and a 0-100km time of 3.3 seconds.
The automotive is being offered in 2 variants:
- Audi RS e-tron GT: Combined electrical vitality consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi): 20.2–19.3 (NEDC), 22.5–20.6 (WLTP); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0
- Audi e-tron GT quattro: Combined electrical vitality consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi): 19.6–18.8 (NEDC), 21.6–19.9 (WLTP); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0
When it comes to charging, Audi basically made a mistake during the media launch this morning, saying the automotive had 700kW charging, but the clicking materials verify this is mostly 270kW. At that rate, the GT can charge to 80% in exact 23 minutes.
Naturally a top class ticket love Audi are going to luxuriate in suspension and handling sorted, so most of the touches on the production mannequin is all about enhancing the possession abilities. A main instance of this is the animated lights, something appropriate to the Audi DNA.
When it comes to accumulate, its a great looking automotive, with a reasonably aggressive entrance finish, some decent looking aerodynamic wheels. and nicely resolved roof line that blends into rear finish. What is a surprise is that Audi has customary custom door handles, a rarity in EVs that are striving for each remaining km of effectivity.
The automotive runs on a extremely identical platform to the Porsche Taycan, so we gaze a identical story when it comes to performance. Audi are promoting the skill to repeatedly launch, relieve to relieve with the identical ferocity. To present some perspective on that performance, Audi recruited mature F1 driver and champion, Niko Roseberg to pressure the GT in a lumber high-tail with a System E automotive.
Now for the price. The Audi e-tron GT RS will phrase US$139,900. While extra realistic than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S at US$185,000, it’s mute extra expensive than the refreshed Tesla Model S Plaid+ which beats the GT RS in each performance metric.
While its great to gaze Audi add but another automotive to the electrical alternatives, you would luxuriate in to cherish the accumulate, or be steady to the ticket to ignore the specs and the shortcoming of a autonomy strategy.
What modified into as soon as great to hear today from Audi, is a extra dedication to ship 20 original EVs by 2025. Strangely they’re mute planning on making 10 original hybrids by 2025 as nicely, so they’re trying to luxuriate in a foot in each camp factual now and I’m now no longer certain that’s a winning strategy.
The Australian Audi role enables you to register your interest in the GT, With a reference to the 15th for a world premiere, which is barely a cramped uncommon. With somewhat of luck we accumulate native pricing and availability soon.