Audi has launched its version of the pure electrical Porsche Taycan, and it looks to be like rattling come an just like the long-established E-Tron GT theory
Yes, these are number plates you glimpse on the front and rear of this Audi E-Tron GT, proving that that is indeed a producing automobile. It’s as upright as an just like the theorem version Ingolstadt rolled out at the LA Auto Expose a couple of years previously, a vehicle it lent to Tony Stark no longer prolonged after.
It hasn’t lost any energy since then, both. In fact, it’s pokier: the RS E-Tron GT develops 590bhp, leaping to 637bhp if originate administration is engaged. Form so, and nil-62mph arrives in 3.3 seconds, on to an electronically-restricted top bustle of 155mph.
The entry-stage E-Tron GT is nonetheless no creep, with its 469bhp output making for a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds. Whichever you shuffle for, there’s a 93kWh battery pack (83kWh useable energy) made up of 33 cell modules living below the car’s ground. As with Porsche’s carefully linked Taycan, there are gaps in the battery pack known as ‘foot garages’, taking into account an excellent, low roofline and gargantuan headroom.
In each GT you’ll fetch a pair of ‘permanently furious’ synchronous motors, one for every axle. The rear motor unit, the extra highly effective of the two, drives the wheels by process of a two-bustle gearbox. The brief-ratio first equipment is only outmoded for originate administration shenanigans, with the E-Tron GT atmosphere off in second equipment the comfort of the time.
As prolonged as you’re no longer messing about with originate administration each few minutes, you’ll receive a (predicted) fluctuate over 295 miles in the E-Tron GT, and 280 in the RS. Common consumption for the outmoded version is 19.6–18.8 kWh per 62 miles, with the latter managing 20.2–19.3 kWh. For comparison, the E-Tron SUV will get by 24.2 kWh over the same distance.
When it’s time to creep in, top charging ability of 270kW technique which that it is doubtless you’ll presumably be ready to add 62 miles of fluctuate in around 5 minutes, and juice the battery from 5 to 80 per cent in precisely below 23 minutes. It has an 11kW onboard charger (with a 22kW option on hand soon), making overnight charges conceivable with a condo-set apart apart in wall field.
Both units receive double-wishbone suspension front and rear, with the RS gaining same outdated-fit three-chamber air suspension which can fall the physique by as much as 22mm or purchase it by 20mm. The machine is optionally accessible on the ugly GT, which in any other case sticks with a extra primitive adaptive setup.
The kitted-out, Vorsprung-trimmed E-Tron GT will get all-wheel steering, as does the RS. This turns the rear wheels as much as 2.8 in the reverse path to the fronts below 31mph, and in the same route if you’re over these speeds.
In phrases of the steering at the front axle, Audi has tuned it to be lighter than it is some distance in the Taycan. The thinking in the motivate of this and the usage of a bigger steering wheel is to pitch the E-Tron as the Porsche’s extra comfort-oriented relative, we were suggested in a digital press convention before the car’s originate.
Internal, the dashboard has a sexy double-decker set apart, with a 10.1-proceed touchscreen infotainment show conceal bridging the two, paired with a 12.3-proceed digital cockpit. Audi happily hasn’t afflicted with the irritating lower set apart it makes exhaust of on quite a couple of units, with the GT as an alternative the exhaust of (reward be!) physical climate controls. Not like the Taycan, the Audi additionally will get handbook vent route controls.
Desire one? The E-Tron GT opens at £79,900, rising dramatically to £106,000 for the Vorsprung. The least dear RS is £110,950, with the Carbon Dark and Carbon Vorsprung Editions weighing in at £124,540 and £133,340 respectively.