Bearing in mind that this Audi and the Porsche Taycan are almost identical under the skin, it gives you a clue that the Audi RS e-tron GT is a proper performance car.
As soon as you engage Drive, a rather threatening hum develops. There are three electric motors…one for the front wheels and one for each of the rear wheels. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard. The hum from the motors and gearbox actually gives the car a touch of character and even makes pedestrians give the car a second look.
Specifications of the Audi RS E Tron
Model: RS E Tron
Body Style: Super Car
Number Of Seats: 5
Number Of Doors: 5
Performance of the Audi RS E Tron
Because you have no gears and because electric motors develop 100 per cent power instantly, you have truly remarkably acceleration. Power peaks at 590bhp. There are very few cars that really do give you a punch in the chest which pushes you back into your seat. The Audi RS e-tron GT is one of those cars.
And it is all remarkably fuss-free. 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds has never been so easy.
Yes the RS e-tron GT will handle like a sports car but Audi is at pains to stress that this car is also tuned to give a comfortable ride on a long distance journey. A lot of this is down to the adaptive suspension. It might be a sporting GT but it’s still a Grand Tourer. You won’t be disappointed with how this Audi gets you from A to B.
Emissions: 0 g/km
Range: 283 miles
Power: 630 HP
0-60?: 3.3 Seconds
What is the range of the Audi RS E Tron?
Out on the road, the first concern of every electric car driver will be how far they can travel before needing to charge. Audi reckon this e-tron GT can cover 282 miles on a full charge. Okay, that’ll be on a warm day and without any air con running. The realistic figure will drop during wintertime when you turn on the heater, lights, wipers etc but something like 230 miles should be easily achievable.
As for charging, if you use the latest high-power 270kW chargers, you can boost the battery from 5% to 80% in around 20 minutes. If you want to charge the car from a typical wall box it’ll take around 13 hours from zero to 100%. You soon get into the knack of planning ahead and building-in some slack when it comes to journey times.
Verdict on the Audi RS E Tron
Everything else about this RS e-tron GT is pure Audi. Build quality is stunning. We also think it looks fantastic…wide, low and sleek. The seats are supportive and comfortable. The fascia is dominated by an easy-to-use 10.1 inch digital screen. Thankfully there are plenty of proper buttons around the place too. The instrument cluster is in the shape of 12.3 inch screen.
Every Audi is integrated with the My Audi app, which enables you to check your car battery, heat up the car before you take your morning drive, or locate it if you've forgot your parking spot and much more. It really does add an extra notch to the brilliance of this car.
We shan’t list the sort of kit you get with the Audi e-tron GT because you get everything you could possible really need. The LED headlights are brilliant…so is the panoramic sunroof.
An electric, comfortable, well equipped, long distance express with terrific performance and great handling. If you're looking to for an electric supercar, then this fiery Audi will be hard to overlook.