Say good day to the all-new electrical Audi e-tron GT. With as much as 640hp, 0-62mph time of three.3 seconds and a doable vary of as much as 303 miles, it’s set to tackle the Tesla Mannequin S and provide an alternative choice to the Porsche Taycan.
We’ve waited a very long time to see this automotive. Right here’s all the things it is advisable to know.
Audi e-tron GT exterior
For those who’re pondering the design of the e-tron GT appears acquainted, it’s not simply because it appears like an A7; the manufacturing automotive is similar to the GT idea automotive we noticed a couple of years in the past.
Type-wise, it’s a midway home between the extra pedestrian-looking Tesla Mannequin S and radical Porsche Taycan. It’s unmistakably an Audi although, with the four-ringed badge taking pleasure of place on that body-coloured panel the place you’d usually discover the grille.
The facet appears equally nice, with the silhouette not removed from the petrol-powered A7 fastback. The home windows behind the rear doorways give it a barely curvier look although, whereas the automotive sits low on a set of 20in alloy wheels.
On the rear, there’s a full-width rear gentle set-up, whereas the bumper will get an enormous rear diffuser. Being an all-electric automotive, there’s no want for sporty tailpipes right here. Dimensionally, it’s big – not far off the size of a Q8, however height-wise nearer to the R8 supercar.
Audi e-tron GT inside
Regardless of the jaw-dropping externals, the inside is far much less attention-grabbing. Maybe that’s unfair, as a result of Audi stays high canine in terms of interiors.
It will get the identical infotainment set-up as the newest A6 with a ten.1in touchscreen show and a 12.3in digital cockpit. The touch-sensitive display for the heating controls has been dropped and changed with conventional button controls. There’s a flat-bottomed sports activities steering wheel together with a pair of adjustable sports activities seats too, whereas the inside might be had in leather-based, or a extra eco-friendly faux-leather various too.
Designed as a real GT, there’s loads of baggage area and room for 4 adults. You’ll discover 405 litres within the rear, with an extra 85 litres within the entrance boot (froot).
Audi e-tron GT drivetrain
Utilizing a pair of electrical motors offering all-wheel drive, there will probably be two fashions obtainable from launch: e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT. The previous produces round 470hp and has a high pace of 152mph. The RS – which occurs to be the primary EV to bear the badge – will get a whopping 590hp and a 0-62mph time of three.3 seconds.
The quattro can do as much as 303 milers between expenses, whereas the potent RS drops this all the way down to 293. It makes use of the identical battery packs and structure because the Porsche Taycan, that means it could actually cost at as much as 270kW – if yow will discover a charger able to that pace. For those who do, the result’s round 60 miles of cost added per 5 minutes. Spectacular stuff.
There’s different intelligent tech beneath, together with a double wishbone aluminium suspension set-up, air suspension and an electronically managed rear differential and four-wheel steering for improved manoeuvrability.
Audi e-tron GT launch date
Audi is betting the e-tron will probably be a well-liked automotive, and with listing costs beginning across the £80,000 mark, it actually undercuts different electrical alternate options in the intervening time. Set to reach within the spring months, we’ll deliver you leasing offers as quickly as they turn into obtainable.