Audi RS e-tron GT Review & Prices
The electric Audi RS e-tron GT has more performance than you’ll ever need and the ability to entertain on a twisty road, but Tesla still does a longer electric range
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Like its sister car, the Porsche Taycan, the RS e-tron GT uses two electric motors – one to drive the front wheels and a second to drive the rears.
This combination produces 598hp as standard, but a two-second overboost function ups this to 646hp when you launch the car. As a result, you can go from 0-60mph in just 3.0 seconds.
Perhaps a more relevant acceleration time is the one from 30-70mph, which you tend to use when overtaking or accelerating down a slip road. The RS e-tron GT covered it in a mind-boggling 2.7 seconds.
The Audi RS e-tron GT’s 84kWh battery is the same as the Taycan’s and serves up an official 283 miles of range. That’ll be fine for most people, but it’s some way off the 400-mile range you get from a Tesla Model S.
Despite having huge wheels and rubber-band-thin tyres, the RS e-tron GT is perfectly comfortable in Comfort mode, and even when you switch it into Dynamic it’s still fine.
The RS e-tron GT weighs a hefty 2.3 tonnes, which you’d think would prove troublesome on a twisty road, but this isn’t the case. The Audi changes direction well, helped by the four-wheel steering, four-wheel drive and rear limited-slip differential, plus the fact that the batteries are stored in the floor, lowering its centre of gravity. It grips strongly, too, but if there’s a downside, it’s that the brakes feel a touch artificial at first.
The RS e-tron GT weighs a considerable 2.3 tonnes, but you’d never know it from the way it drives
As with most electric cars, the Audi RS e-tron GT is very quiet indeed, although you can pay a bit extra for it to make a noise. Oh yes, Audi has engineered in an optional unusual electronic ‘whoom’ noise when you accelerate. You can decide whether it’s worth shelling out extra for.
You can charge the RS e-tron GT at up to 270kW using ultra-rapid public fast chargers (if you can find one), which will boost its battery from empty to 80% full in just 30 minutes. A new 11kW wireless charging feature will be available in the e-tron GT. This lets you charge your car by parking above a large charging pad – just like wirelessly charging your smartphone.
The Audi e-tron GT was co-designed with Porsche and is based on the same underpinnings as the Taycan. As a result, it looks just as wide and purposeful and has a similar sloping roofline. The rear doors blend into the wide haunches to give the appearance of a sporty coupe, despite the fact it’s a four-door electric car.
The interior features a sizable 10.1-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, and below it lie conventional buttons for the heating controls – brilliant! There’s also a large, clear 12.3-inch digital display in place of conventional analogue dials behind the steering wheel.
The Audi e-tron GT’s long body provides good legroom, but headroom is a little tight for tall passengers in the back, and a central rear passenger will feel decidedly unloved. The e-tron GT features a 366-litre boot, which is accessed through quite a small boot opening.
The load area can be expanded by folding down the back seats (which you’ll have to do by opening the rear doors). It also has an 81-litre storage area under the bonnet, although this is pretty much filled by the huge bag for the charging cables.
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The Audi RS e-tron GT has a RRP range of £119,000 to £139,290. However, with carwow you can save on average £17,574. Prices start at £95,518 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £1,514. The price of a used Audi RS e-tron GT on carwow starts at £83,950.
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