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Exclusive: Audi RS e-tron GT Review

The Audi e-tron GT is the four-ringed Bavarian producer’s flagship automobile. It sits on the pinnacle of each engineering and efficiency. And the design’s not half dangerous proper? It is a sportscar, however not essentially for the observe. It is designed for exhilarating efficiency on street, and over lengthy distances. We noticed the arrival of the e-tron GT to India only a few days in the past. You’ve seen what the automobile seems to be like, each in and out, and all of the speak about it being the non secular successor for the R8. I’m very excited to get to drive it right here in Germany – its dwelling. Especially, seeing that this one is the RS e-tron GT.

Audi RS e-tron GT Specifications

The automobile will get twin synchronous motors – one every on the entrance and rear axle 

So, the e-tron GT is on the market in two avatars, however each use the identical 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack – shared additionally with the Porsche Taycan. In reality the VW Group’s electrical structure underpins each fashions too. But not like the usual GT that has a 522 bhp output and 630 Nm of torque, on the RS you get a whopping 637 horses, together with a mad 830 Nm of torque. The automobile will get twin synchronous motors – one every on the entrance and rear axle. And this leads to quattro all-wheel drive functionality too.



The swooping roofline and the blacked out face give the Audi RS e-tron GT an edgier look 

The RS e-tron GT has attractive proportions. It is low slung, extensive, and has a swooping roofline. All that plus its blacked-out face present it as poised for motion. Overall, the RS the look is edgier. Right from the bumper to the rear finish with its distinctive diffuser. The LED gentle animation can be totally different to the usual GT. While initially upset to not get my check automobile in a racy purple or electrical blue, the Daytona gray is basically rising on me – because it provides the automobile a menacing attract, and makes the RS parts actually stand out.



The Audi RS e-tron GT will get the newest MMI connectivity, digital cockpit, driver aids and extra as commonplace 

Inside too the automobile will get distinctive RS touches. The thought is to additionally exemplify luxurious although, and never simply mad sportiness – which as a 4-door automobile I can completely get. The cabin seems to be refined, and whereas I just like the red-leather remedy, some discover it cheesy. The newest MMI infotainment and connectivity interface, digital cockpit, head-up show and driver aids are commonplace. In reality the inside actually scores over the Porsche Taycan for me. And it’s utterly loaded on security.


The Audi RS e-tron GT has ok area for 4 people 

Ride And Handling

On the street the RS e-tron GT involves life. Given its credentials I anticipated nothing much less. And sure – earlier than you possibly can ask, I did drive the usual GT too, on the identical day. So I can actually examine the 2. And there isn’t a doubt that the RS is simply sharper, quicker, and extra dynamic. I’ll go as far as to say I just like the dealing with on this automobile greater than on the Taycan – which is already bloody good to start with!

The RS e-tron GT has a certain really feel of it on the street. It goes the place you need it to go. You get a way of its total measurement although, I’ve to say, nevertheless it has an actual GT really feel to it, which perhaps a little bit exaggerated, nicely, as a result of it is within the title so why not have it within the sensation. But it’s totally planted and exact in terms of the dynamics.


The e-tron GT will get four-corner air suspension and adaptive dampers as commonplace 

This can be one of many quickest EVs I’ve ever pushed. It has such immediate acceleration, even if you’re already cruising, that it blows your thoughts a bit. The e-tron GT will get four-corner air suspension and adaptive dampers as commonplace. It additionally has torque-vectoring on the rear axle. This provides the automobile a really taut really feel, even in corners. And there’s loads of aggression, whereas sustaining a neat steadiness. The braking is great – and let’s not overlook that you may set ranges of regenerative braking to boost energy being fed again into the battery.


Torque-vectoring on the rear axle provides the automobile a really taut really feel, even in corners

The Taycan’s steering is sportier although, as I discovered the RS steering virtually too gentle. This meant a couple of corrections from time to time – that means extra driver enter and application. But all that’s solely on the quicker extra dynamic finish of its efficiency spectrum. The RS does 0-100 kmph in 3.3 seconds, and its prime velocity is restricted to 250 kmph.


On the entire although, the Audi RS e-tron GT is a really satisfying automobile to drive. It is comfy even in its sportiest drive mode, it’s luxurious, and won’t tire you out in any manner. It additionally has a drive vary that may go as excessive as 480 kms, although my European counterparts inform me 380 kms is comfortably achieved.


The Audi RS e-tron GT is priced at ₹ 2.05 crore in India 


It takes anyplace from 9 hours to 22 minutes for an 80 per cent cost relying on the kind of charger getting used. It is now accessible in India beginning at ₹ 2.05 crore. And whereas it’s clearly not for everybody, it justifies the upper price ticket over the usual GT, for certain.

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