Audi e-tron GT is official: up to 630 hp and 250 km / h for an electric sports car that hides a Porsche Taycan inside
Audi has recently unveiled its most powerful electric sports car to date. The new Audi e-tron GT (and RS version) arrives boasting of specifications and with the idea of competing in the Tesla Model S or the Porsche Taycan among others. Of course, with the latter it shares a large part of its characteristics.
In November 2018 Audi showed his concept of the Audi e-tron GT. Two and a half years later, the car has become a reality, and fortunately it looks very, very much like the original concept. This spring the car will go on sale in two versions, Audi e-tron GT and Audi RS e-tron GT, priced at € 99,800 and € 138,200, respectively.
The visual appearance of the Audi e-tron GT
If we look at the 2018 concept and the final vehicle, the differences are virtually negligible. Audi has delivered staying true to design of that car that he let us see in 2018 and it is what we have in the series car with some subtle exceptions. The door handles are present in the final design as well as a more attractive rear diffuser.
The car has dimensions of 4.99 meters long, 1.96 meters wide and 1.41 meters high. Measures typical of a classic tourism after all. It also has a prominent trunk of just over 400 liters of volume along with a second front trunk of an additional 85 liters of volume.
Inside the car we see how Audi has opted to maintain a somewhat more traditional design, despite all the technology on board. The physical buttons are well present and there are only two main screens. The first one is the driver’s, with a 12.3-inch cockpit called Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus. On the other hand, it has a 10.1-inch central screen for the information and entertainment system.
Up to 630 hp and 830 Nm in the Audi e-tron GT engine
If we go to the characteristics that make this Audi e-tron GT move, the company has opted to offer good performance at the height of other electric sports cars on the market. Of course, features that we have already seen in part previously. And is that so much Audi e-tron GT as Porsche Taycan share platform. This should come as no surprise, considering that both companies are part of the Volkswagen group.
The version e-tron GT has a total of 476 hp and 630 Nm. This power can temporarily rise to 530 hp with the launch control function. With this, the car manages to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds. Its maximum speed rises to 245 km / h. The vehicle has two 238 hp front engines and a 435 hp rear engine.
On the other hand we have the version RS e-tron GT, which goes up to 598 hp with the option of reaching 630 hp in launch control with 830 Nm. Its acceleration is reduced to 3.1 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km / h. As for its maximum speed, it reaches 250 km / h according to Audi. In this case we have only two engines, a front 238 hp and a rear 456 hp.
If we go to the autonomy of the sports car, it brings a battery of 93 kWh capacity with a voltage of 800 V. The company estimates that it will have a homologated autonomy in WLTP cycle of 488 kilometers. They say that the car will accept fast charging of up to 270 kW with direct current to recover 100 kilometers of autonomy in 5 minutes.
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