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Audi RS e-tron GT test: spicy electric

The prices of the new Audi e-tron GT start from € 101,500, excluding any ecological bonus. The price of the RS version amounts, for its part, at 140,700 €. Marketing is planned for next fall.
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New Audi e-tron GT 2021: info, prices and official photos

Audi lifts the veil, not on one, but on two e-tron GT, the new 100% electric sedan of the firm with 4 rings, whose RS version.

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New Audi e-tron GT 2021 – The new 100% electric sedan is officially revealed after a Long period of teaser, started at the end of 2018 at the Los Angeles Salon in late 2018. She takes the opportunity to reveal her most muscular version named Audi RS e-tron GT, that we did not wait anytime soon.

Daughter of Taycan

If Audi’s entirely electrified electrified sedan takes up the silhouette of the A7 Sportback, it is based on the Porsche Taycan platform, its cousin, hence its low height under 1.41 m lower pavilion. The audi is 3 cm longer, since it closely 5 meters long. Its trunk welcomes 405 L, when a front compartment offers 81 l in addition.

Under the 500 km bar

The new Audi e-tron GT resumes Zuffenhausen sports technology, But it favors autonomy to performance, with a 800 V 93 kWh battery. Consequently, the autonomy of a sportswoman with the four rings allows him to travel 488 km on the WLTP cycle, Against 473 km for the RS version. As for recharging, it can be done up to 270 kW, which allows you to leave for 100 km after a Five -minute express load.

An RS variant

The engine power of the Audi e-tron GT reaches 476 hp (530 hp in overboost) For a couple amounting to 630 nm, to ship it from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 s. For its part, the RS variant peaks at 598 hp (646 hp with overbocst) and 830 Nm of torque for only 3.3 s claimed up to 100 km/h.

Audi e-tron GT price

The prices of the new Audi e-tron GT start from € 101,500, excluding any ecological bonus. The price of the RS version amounts, for its part, at 140,700 €. Marketing is planned for next fall.
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Audi RS e-tron GT test: spicy electric

The electric heel flanked by the RS badge is up to hopes ?

After our test of the “small” 476 horsepower version, we took the wheel of the most powerful version of 598 horsepower. If such a surge of power may seem quite useless today, the Audi RS e-tron GT does not encourage to drive knife between the teeth.

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Our full opinion
Audi RS e-tron GT (2021)

May 22, 2022 05/22/2022 • 18:27

In the category of electric and sporting sedans, the models are not yet very numerous, but the segment has quickly filled in recent years. If the Tesla Model S, even in its ultimate plaid version, cannot be considered a real sports sedan, this is also the case for Porsche Taycan and other Audi e-tron, its two main competitors. They are certainly more dynamic compared to the American sedan, but they nevertheless retain any test to foolproof with a high level of comfort.

On the side of Audi, the electric and sporting sedan of the band, it is the RS e-tron GT. After our test of the most “small” model, we took in hand the most formidable, with almost 600 horsepower in crest of peak, performance almost similar to those of a Porsche Taycan Turbo S, all in a fairly surprising comfort. Iron with a velvet glove, you said ?

Audi RS e-tron GT (2021) Technical sheet

Model Audi e-tron GT (2021)
Dimensions 4.99 m x 1.96 m
Power (horses) 476 horses
0 to 100km/h 4.1 s
Level of autonomy Semi-autonomous driving (level 2)
Max speed 245 km/h
Main screen size 12.3 inches
Car Type 2 combo (CCS)
Entry -level price 99,800 euros
Price 101500
Product sheet See the test

Audi RS e-tron GT (2021) Design

Contrary to what one might think, the Audi RS e-tron GT is a large car, very large, since it borders on 5 meters long for practically 2 meters wide. The e-tron GT is the second electric model of Audi and stems from the concept car Eponymous presented at the Los Angeles Salon in 2019.

The serial version takes up almost the same lines as the concept, for a spectacular final rendering. If, aesthetically, the parentage with the Porsche Taycan is not obvious, technically, it is, with a few details, the same two cars.

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Habitability

On board, the Audi RS e-tron GT may be 5 meters long, it is not frankly a reference in terms of space. In front places, you feel a little too high, with a fairly prominent central console that reduces space on board.

At the rear, the places are very narrow and the roof guard is just correct for an adult. The knee space is moderately acceptable for such an imposing car. Regarding the trunk, it offers a capacity of 405 liters, which is not bad in itself for an electric car, but the second chest of 81 liters at the front will probably not be too much.

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Audi RS e-tron GT (2021) on-board technology

Technically similar to the Porsche Taycan, the cabin is however very different. If the Taycan wants to be more refined, in particular thanks to the presence of three screens (or even four), the interior of the Audi e-tron GT has two touch screens and some physical controls.

The ergonomics are generally very good and the buttons shortened like plane cockpit are excellent supplements on the touch screen. The screen benefits from neat graphics and rather well -ordered menus, as usual at the brand with rings. It brings together the entire infotainment system and orders relating to the use and energy of the car. Obviously, the whole is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

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Audi RS e-tron GT (2021) Driving

At the first kilometers traveled, the difference with an e-tron GT Quattro, his little sister, does not clearly jump out. At a senator’s pace, the e-tron is aptly named by GT, with a fairly remarkable driving and damping set to the small onions. It is comfortable, even in the rear seats, and the roughness of the road are erased by a well -adjusted suspension.

With an RS badge of course, it is rather the sporting aspect that will interest us. And overall, as for the small GT quattro version, the RS e-tron GT is a notch below the Porsche Taycan Turbo in terms of dynamism. Our model retains a fairly pleasant degree of comfort, even in “dynamic” mode with the 600 horsepower under the right foot. The Taycan Turbo is still a notch above in terms of driving sensations at sustained pace, the Audi preferring to play on the two tables and not sacrifice comfort on the altar of sportiness.

On the other hand, speeding is not that of a comfortable car. When we pushed the right pedal, the fireing is impressive. The 0 to 100 km/h requires 3.3 seconds, the time of the best supercars on the market.

When the Taycan is riveted to the ground, the RS E-Tron GT is paradoxically a little more playful, even if the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires ensure better grip than the Goodyear that we had during our first try there is more ‘a year. What be a little more reassured on the damp surfaces.

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The Audi is less incisive on the front axle, but more willingly embarks on the rear axle. The E-Quattro all-wheel drive allows a distribution up to 100 % of the torque at the rear axle only, which also greatly facilitates this small over-Vireur side.

Then there is another phenomenon to take into account on this type of car, it is inertia. And despite everything the technological paraphernalia that equips our Audi (rear steering wheels, differential sports piloted at the rear …), the 2,347 kilos empty of our test model are not to be overlooked.

Audi RS e-tron GT (2021) Autonomy, battery and recharge

The Audi RS E-Tron GT Quattro has two electric motors; one fixed at the level of the front axle and the other on the rear axle. It develops 598 horsepower (646 horsepower with overboost) and 830 nm of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h is announced in 3.3 seconds and the maximum speed at 250 km/h.

The powertrain is the same as aboard a Porsche Taycan, only power management is modified. The Audi RS E-Tron GT has a two-speed gearbox, allowing power to have power all the time, even at unacknowable speeds. These two speeds are based on three transmission trees, while the rear axle also has a controllable differential blockage.

Audi announces a recharge of 5 to 80 % in 22.5 minutes with the maximum power of 270 kW. It will take approximately nine hours on an alternating current of 11 kW to go from 0 to 100 % and around thirty hours on a traditional outlet.

On the battery side, the car is based on an 800 volts architecture, not 400, which allows a more constant distribution of performance. The battery contains 33 modules, themselves made up of 12 cells, or 396 cells in total, with total capacity reaching 93.4 kWh (including 86 kWh useful). Each module has an internal control unit in order to manage voltage and temperature. This is integrated into the cooling circuit via a heat pump, the battery can thus be cooled or heated in order to be perpetually in an adequate temperature window.

Regarding autonomy, Audi announces 472 km with a single load. Overall, it is a fact that can be held in versatile use, the car not having a lot of appetite for 600 hp and 2.3 tonnes on the scale. It must be said that its excellent CX (the drag coefficient) of 0.24 makes it possible to grab a few precious kilometers compared to the SUVs and their aerodynamics of concrete blocks.

On our 700 km of testing, we noted an average of 23.5 kWh/100 km, with a use not really representative of daily driving. Between sporting driving on the small departmental and highway on 400 km, we thought that its consumption was going to fly away, but it remains generally good for a car in this template. In casting driving, we managed to descend under 18 kWh/100 km. On the highway, at 130 km/h and with all the activated comfort systems, the Audi RS E-Tron GT can travel about 330 km with a load in view of what the computer on board indicated to us.

Audi RS e-tron GT (2021) Price

The Audi RS E-Tron GT is offered from 140,700 euros, almost 40,000 euros more than the basic price of the e-tron GT quattro. Admittedly, the equipment endowment is not the same, but the “small” version does not deserve in terms of performance with a 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.

Hierarchy requires, the Porsche Taycan Turbo is more expensive and is negotiated from 156,334 euros, without option. On the other side of the Atlantic, there is the Tesla Model S Plaid which promises breathtaking performance at an almost “gift” rate. The 0 to 100 km/h is announced in 2.1 seconds, the top speed at 322 km/h and the price is 119,990 euros.