Audi has a habit of turning their concept cars into a reality; their designs have provided quite a controversial divide within the car world. A bit like marmite, some love the way Audi has gone forward with their designs while others not so much. What I can say, though, at least they’ve done quite a good job at creating the RS e-tron GT.
Performance, power and acceleration are where electric cars thrive at. There are two electric motors, one for the front axle producing 235 bhp and one for the rear axle producing 449 bhp; combined total power output of 600 bhp and 830 Nm of torque. This means that 0-62 mph is achieved in under 3.5 seconds, and some sources suggest even quicker and less than 3 seconds. Though it is limited to 155 mph and it is not known the actual top speed just yet. However, on a single charge, the RS e-tron GT would do around 250 miles per charge, but no sweat, it comes adaptable with the latest 350kW fast charger, which means that 80% battery charge can be achieved in less than 22 minutes.
Unlike some of its rivals, such as the Tesla Model S Plaid, which is seen as a performance gimmick, the RS e-tron GT is designed to be a comfortable long-distance tourer. Even still, the interior is packed full of Audi’s latest technology, digital dials, and display mean that the driver can access almost everything about the car from the comfort of his seat and steering wheel without drawing attention away from the road. Interior similarities are found between the Porsche Taycan, Audi A8 and the A7, but that isn’t an insult; it shows that everything will work properly and has been through a rigid testing process functions as it should be. It’s a high tech car on the inside, outside and performance-wise.
Exterior wise it is just as high tech as I briefly mentioned; every curve, gill and wing plays a vital role in maximising aerodynamics and downforce. In addition, active aerodynamics and an active rear wing ensure that there is always grip sent to all four wheels. The mighty Quattro system works in silence, providing added security and grip when the mood strikes—giving you that added feeling of safety, knowing that you will get to your destination safely no matter the weather.
To sum up, Audi’s approach towards the electric car market has been a rather good one. The RS e-tron GT is a pinnacle example of that; it combines luxury, speed and performance in a nicely wrapped futuristic package. It might not be as fast as, say, the Tesla Model S Plaid, but it does look better and has a better presence about it, though the question is: which one would you have?