Audi has revealed the all-electric Audi e-tron GT.
Based on the same underpinnings as its VW Group sibling, the Porsche Taycan, the fully electric gran turismo from Audi will available in two versions: The e-tron GT quattro, which accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 4.1 seconds and the RS e-tron GT, which needs 3.3 seconds (in boost mode in each case). Top speeds are governed at 152mph and 155mph respectively.
The front electric motor in the e-tron GT delivers 175 kW (238 PS), to which the rear motor is able to contribute a further 320 kW (435 PS), however both keep reserves available for extreme driving situations, meaning that the sum of their individual outputs exceeds the drive system’s total output of 350 kW (476 PS) by some margin. Up to 390 kW (530 PS) can be made available for 2.5 seconds in boost mode via launch control. The total torque is 630 Nm (464.7 lb-ft).
In the RS e-tron GT, the electric motor on the front axle shares the e-tron GT’s 175 kW (238 PS) output, while the motor in the rear provides 335 kW (456 PS). The total output is 440 kW (598 PS), and the total torque is 830 Nm (612.2 lb-ft). In boost mode, the output briefly increases to 475 kW (646 PS).
In the NEDC cycle, the Audi e-tron GT quattro consumes 19.6–18.8 kWh of energy per 62 miles travelled on average; the RS model consumes 20.2–19.3 kWh. This results in anticipated average ranges of in excess of 295 miles and 280 miles respectively (predicted WLTP data for UK specification models).
"Audi has signalled its intent to play a pivotal role in the evolution of sustainable mobility in the premium sector, and after opening our account with the e-tron SUV, which is notable as the best-selling German premium BEV globally, we are stepping up the pace again to further that aim," says Andrew Doyle, Director of Audi UK.
The Audi e-tron GT is set to go on sale in the UK in May with prices starting from £79,900 to £133,340.