The new Audi e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT will arrive this spring with prices of 104,500 and 143,500 euros. With the Audi e-tron GT quattro and RS e-tron GT, it could be said that Audi has begun the move from passionate driving to ecologically. Although it does with some delay regarding the Porsche Taycan, with which it shares a platform, no one would give for thinking that arrives late to a segment where competition is largely limited to the fully electric Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S.

At 4.99 meters in length, 1.96 in width and only 1.41 in height, the electric sedan e-tron GT quattro (and the RS e-tron GT ; they only differ by their mechanical performance and some equipment details) is a long car that does not look clumsy, but rather like a sprinter both on the straight and on the curve.

The extendable rear spoiler (with two positions, depending on the speed), the active aerodynamics and the flat bottom made possible a drag coefficient of just 0.24.

Headlights: you can choose between LEDs with dynamic indicators (standard on e-tron GT quattro), Matrix Led (standard on RS e-tron GT and optional on e-tron GT quattro) and HD Matrix Led with laser , which according to the brand doubles the range of the light beam and works only on the road from 70 km / h.

The interior has the unmistakable stamp of Audi, with the Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus display (12.3 ") behind the wheel and the MMI touch system (10.1") in the centre. It is appreciated that Audi has kept physical buttons for the climate control and to give more space for the driver contributes the flattened lower part of the steering wheel.

The rear trunk offers 405 litres, which is enough for the normal luggage of four or five passengers, and to this is added an 85-litre front compartment.

The 2021 electric sedan Audi e-tron GT quattro has a 238 hp front engine and a rear 435 hp engine. Together, both engines release 476 hp, although if we activate Launch Control we have a power of 530 HP and a maximum torque of 630 Nm.

The RS e-tron GT mounts the same engine on the front axle, but the rear is capable of developing 456 hp so that the combined power rises continuously to 598 hp.

The battery has four independent cooling circuits that can be interconnected according to the battery's cooling needs, and an 11 kW charger is offered to charge it, although the option of another 22 kW will be added later that will allow charges of up to 270 kW, which would be enough to recharge the battery from 5% to 80% in 23 minutes or to guarantee us 100 more km of travel in just over five minutes.

With a very low centre of gravity and a 50% weight distribution for each axle, the steering, suspension and braking work only promises more emphasis on a spirit that is already announced sporty. The suspensions are made of superimposed triangles, with almost all their components made of forged or cast aluminium to save weight. Optionally it can be adaptive (standard on the RS), so that it goes down to 22 mm and rises up to 20 mm.

The fully electric car Audi e-tron GT is already being manufactured at the German plant in Neckarsulm. It is expected that half of the units produced will go to the North American market (USA and Canada). @autoblog.


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