Audi launched the E-Tron GT idea about three years in the past. It was marketed as Audi’s all-electric touring flagship and at present the long-awaited grand tourer hits the manufacturing stage.
At first look, you discover it seems to be just about similar to the idea design from years in the past. That is each petrolhead’s hope once they lay eyes on a brand new idea for the primary time. There’s nothing extra thrilling than envisioning an idea or prototype on the streets in its ultra-cool idea type, Audi has executed simply that with the E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron GT.
The E-Tron GT produces 469 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque with its twin motors, although when launch management is activated horsepower jumps to 522 HP for a brief 2.5-second interval. The RS mannequin achieves a large improve in horsepower to 590 and 612 lb-ft of torque. With the launch management switched on, the RS leaps to 636 HP. The E-Tron’s are powered by an 85 kWh battery with a predicted vary of 298 miles of vary on a full cost primarily based on WLTP estimates.
Whereas the shares loads with the Porsche Taycan, like its 270 kW DC quick charging, Audi has developed one thing that assists in quicker cost instances. Thermal constraints can wreak havoc when making an attempt to cost a battery rapidly. Audi has developed a preconditioning characteristic that works alongside the navigation system to make sure optimum battery temperatures for you when arriving at a fast-charging terminal. Each E-Tron GT fashions have all-wheel drive and in addition embrace the Porsche Taycan’s high-tech 2-speed automated transmission. Audi has claimed the bottom mannequin has a zero to 60 time of 4.1 seconds, whereas the RS will get there in simply 3.Three seconds.
Dealing with and suspension through managed dampers and a locking rear differential are customary on each E-Tron GT fashions, although the RS has the flexibility to manage the variable lock on the differential with its multi-plate clutch. The RS’s customary three-chambered suspension will also be added to the bottom mannequin as an choice. Each E-Trons could be optioned with all-wheel steering along with carbon-ceramic brakes. The RS mannequin consists of tungsten carbide-coated discs out of the field. Based on Jalopnik, the Audi E-Tron GT’s inside was reportedly manufactured utilizing a proportion of recycled supplies. It is a refreshing characteristic as a substitute of Audi pouring leather-based, plastics, and a bunch of different supplies that finally go in opposition to the imaginative and prescient of an EV evolution.
The E-Tron GT will begin at 99,800 euros or roughly $120,000 and the RS mannequin will begin at 132,000 euros or $160,000. If in comparison with a equally performing grand touring automotive just like the Porsche Taycan 4S, the Audi E-Tron GT sits slightly below when it comes to value however maintains the specs to again it up ought to they go face to face.