Audi RS e-tron GT quattro
Power and Speed
|646 HP (474 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
|472 km (293 miles)|
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
|Electric Sports Car|
Year of Production
About Audi RS e-tron GT quattro
Audi RS e-tron GT is a high-performance electric sports car, launched in 2021 with a price tag of more than $140,000. It uses the same platform with the Porsche Taycan, but RS e-tron GT is cheaper than its sibling.
It has 646 HP and 830 Nm torque produced by its dual electric motors. Acceleration is almost supercar-like, 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. Top speed of the vehicle is 250 km per hour. RS e-tron GT uses a 93-kWh battery pack offering 472 kilometers of range in the WLTP cycle.
The four-door coupe can be quickly charged thanks to its 800V electrical architecture. %5 to %80 of charge in 22.5 minutes. It supports DC charging speeds up to 270 kW.
Audi RS e-tron GT is the first electric car that being manufactured in Audi’s home country Germany. Unlike e-tron GT, other EVs like e-tron and e-tron S are made in Belgium.
With the Audi RS e-tron GT, the performance is easy to access because it comes in an instant. Alcantara wrapped steering wheel is nicely weighted and driving position is very good.
Dual motor all-wheel drive sports car can produce 646 horsepower and 830 Nm of torque. It has a two-speed transmission on the rear axle, suitable for the instant power delivery as well as the highway driving sessions. It can complete 0-100 km/h run in 3.3 seconds, but real world tests show that it can reach to that speed much faster. Top speed is 250 km/h.
Design and Features
Muscular lines make e-tron GT look very sporty and very good-looking. There are lots of carbon fiber details around the exterior and interior of the RS e-tron GT. Side mirrors, bumper parts and the entire roof of the vehicle are made of carbon fiber. Normal e-tron GTs have a glass panoramic sunroof, though.
It has a deployable spoiler on the back, it pops out when the car reaches a certain speed -or you can control it from the central display. It has carbon ceramic brakes, as well. As you can understand, Audi unloads its whole sport package into this electric sports car.
Audi has one of the best digital gauge clusters on the market right now. German car brand calls it “virtual cockpit” and RS e-tron GT made use of it very well. You can handle most of the stuff from that screen and that’s what Audi also wants. Unlike other electric cars, RS e-tron GT does not have a big infotainment display or a secondary display, like all the other new Audis.
RS e-tron GT is a performance vehicle, and Audi doesn’t want to confuse drivers with lots of screens and stuff. Drivers should be focused on the road, and they only need the essential features of the vehicle. Thus, Audi created a simple, and yet elegant interior design. It has Alcantara and carbon fiber details that raise the level of luxury and sportiness in the cabin.
RS e-tron GT has very large sport seats in the front. Back row also has similarly designed seats, but leg room is not very good because of the thick front seats. Back seat passengers have two USB-C ports hidden under the middle seating area, two air vents and climate control buttons. So, we can say that Audi doesn’t totally ignore back row in this sports car.
Range and Charging
Useable net capacity of the RS e-tron GT’s battery is 84-kWh. It can travel up to 472 kilometers on a single charge. Real world range tests indicated that RS e-tron GT can go even further when cautiously driven.
RS version of the e-tron GT can be charged with 270 kW DC plugs and 11-kW AC wall-type chargers. Maximum DC charging rates allow it to be charged from 5 percent to 80 percent in 22.5 minutes. With AC charging, it takes more than 9 hours for a fully charged battery.