Audi has a flagship new all-electric vehicle. With the bone cut from the Porsche Taycan, the E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron GT are extremely fast.
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The Audi E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron GT have been officially revealed after leaks, harassment and a drip feed.
Audi has confirmed that the cars will land during the third quarter of 2021, with pricing and specs revealed as their arrival nears
Here are the key numbers for the E-Tron GT and RS E-Tron GT:
* The E-Tron GT has 350 kW and 630 Nm of torque from a twin-engine all-wheel drive system.
* The RS E-Tron GT has 440 kW and 830 Nm of torque from a twin-engine all-wheel drive system.
* Both cars have an overboost characteristic, increasing power to 390 kW in the GT and 475 kW in the RS when launch control is active
* The 100 km / h sprint takes 4.1 seconds in the GT and 3.3 seconds in the RS
* Both cars use a 93 kWh (85 kWh usable) Li-ion battery pack capable of 270 kW DC fast charging. Like the Taycan, the E-Tron GT has an 800-volt electrical engineering
* The claimed range for the E-Tron GT is 488 km in the most stringent WLTP test cycle
Now the numbers are out of the way, what is the E-Tron GT? Think of it as the new electric Audi car, a lightning-fast Grand Tourer built on the same chassis as the Porsche Taycan.
It will be built alongside the internal combustion Audi R8 V10 at the Böllinger Höfe plant in Neckarsulm, Germany.
Mark Licht, Head of Design at Audi, said the media changes from the 2018 concept car are limited to the wheels, door handles and details in the grille.
Audi defends the aerodynamic work that started at the GT, with a flat underbody, an active rear spoiler and features like air curtains that help deliver a drag coefficient of just 0.24 in the smoother look.
Wheels ranging from 19 to 21 inches in diameter will be offered with a range of air-optimized designs.
The Audi E-Tron GT is 4.99 meters long, 1.96 meters wide and 1.41 meters high with a 405-liter luggage compartment, it is 6 mm longer, 30 mm wider and 32 mm higher than the related Porsche Taycan.
Under the skin, the E-Tron GT runs on a passive suspension setup as standard, although three-chamber air suspension is available as an option, and it is standard on the RS.
Rear wheel steering is optional on both models, to tighten the city turn and provide the feeling of a longer wheelbase at higher speeds.
Inside, the E-Tron GT wraps Audi’s latest MMI infotainment system in an exciting and exciting package.
The driver faces a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and there is a 10.1-inch touchscreen above the dashboard.
Unlike Audi’s latest family car, there is no independent climate control screen, and a head-up display would be optional in Europe.
Audi has been keen to promote the car’s credentials as a suitable large touring car, claiming that the rear seat is “also suitable for adults” thanks to the clamshell battery pack that frees up foot space under the front seats.
As you’d expect, the interior is available with a choice of leather or botanical finishes.
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