New Audi RS E-Tron GT spotted during tests

New Audi RS E-Tron GT spotted during tests

January 19, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Another electric car of the German company Audi is preparing for its debut.

Audi continues to test its new electric car, the Audi RS E-Tron GT, and this time it was spotted at the charging station. We are talking about Ionity, one of the leading European suppliers of charging stations. The advantage of these stations is that they provide charging speeds of up to 300 kW and the RS e-tron GT will most likely take advantage of this.

For comparison, the top Tesla v3 stations can deliver up to 250 kW, and the maximum power that the Model S can accept is 200 kW. The Porsche Taycan can already charge up to 270 kW, while Audi says the RS e-tron GT will be able to draw up to 350 kW.

The RS e-tron GT has the same platform as the Taycan Turbo S and therefore received a similar powertrain. It produces 589 hp. and 830 Nm of torque from two electric motors, although with the overboost function the figure rises to 637 hp.

That means the RS e-tron GT will have slightly less power than its Taycan sibling, but that makes sense given that the VW Group probably won’t want to make an Audi faster than the more prestigious Porsche.

However, keep in mind that these are preliminary figures given for the prototype. Other specs include a curb weight of around 2,268 kg and a two-speed gearbox from Porsche that keeps you in 1st gear for up to 80 km / h before upshifting. Acceleration to hundreds is less than 3.5 seconds, and the maximum speed is at around 250 km / h.