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Audi unveils the e-tron GT – a handsome, fast, and expensive electric grand tourer

By Kenny Yeo - on 10 Feb 2021, 10:40am

Audi unveils the e-tron GT – a handsome, fast, and expensive electric grand tourer

The Audi e-tron GT. (Image source: Audi)

Audi has just unveiled the e-tron GT. It's a handsome, fast, and expensive four-door GT that's going on sale later this year.

The e-tron GT is based on the J1 platform that's also used by the Porsche Taycan. As a result, it has an 800V architecture that allows for faster charging (more on this later).

The e-tron GT will come in regular quattro and RS versions. This makes it the first full-electric Audi RS car.

Regardless of which version you pick, the e-tron GT will have motors at both axles for all-wheel drive. Both also have two-speed gearboxes for greater efficiency at higher speeds and 93kWh batteries as standard.

(Image source: Audi)

In the regular quattro model, power is 469hp. There's a boost function that increases power to 523hp for 2.5 seconds. That's good for 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds. Top speed is 245km/h.

The RS e-tron GT's standard power output is 590hp. Boost mode brings that up to 637hp, which would make it Audi's most powerful RS model yet. In boost mode, 0-100km/h takes just 3.3 seconds. Top speed is 250km/h.

Audi claims WLTP ranges of 487km for the quattro model and 472km for the RS model. And with an 800V architecture, the e-tron GT can support DC charging up to 270kW. This means you can get about 100km of range in just five minutes.

(Image source: Audi)

Compared to the Taycan, the e-tron GT is a tad less powerful and a smidge slower. However, it will also put less of a strain on your pockets.

Audi says deliveries will begin in summer with prices starting at €99,800 (~S$160,398) for the e-tron GT quattro and €138,200 (~S$222,115) for the more powerful RS e-tron GT.

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