New Audi RS e-tron GT will receive a 700-horsepower electric motorOctober 16, 2020
The “charged” Audi RS e-tron GT will use a three-engine electric powertrain.
The new Audi RS e-tron GT will mark the pinnacle of the German brand’s electric vehicle range and the first all-electric vehicle developed by Audi Sport. The newest car will go on sale along with the regular sedan in the middle of next year.
Audi planned to unveil the “standard” e-tron GT at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year, but due to the pandemic, plans have changed and now the grand premiere has been pushed back to early 2021, and as Audi has already confirmed, the loaded Version. This marks a significant shift in Audi Sport’s strategy, with models typically launching about two years after the “regular” variant is introduced.
In our exclusive images, the RS e-tron GT will stand out clearly with a unique “aero-optimized” body kit, flared wheel arches and an aggressive rear diffuser designed to create more downforce at higher speeds. The roof and some trim elements will be made of carbon fiber to keep weight down.
In fact, both the e-tron GT and its “charged” RS version will be based on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan. Audi has yet to release official details, but the e-tron GT is known to use a three-motor electric setup: two electric motors on the rear axle and one on the front, while the Taycan uses only two electric motors.
The RS model must have a large 95 kWh battery. Active and fully variable torque vector control will control the distribution of power to the rear wheels to maximize agility and handling. Audi even claims that the three-engine setup allows “controlled drifts.” Unique chassis tuning, redesigned suspension and reduced ground clearance will all be in the RS.
According to preliminary information, the power of the Audi RS e-tron GT will be around 700 hp. This will provide an acceleration time to 100 km / h in about three seconds. A large battery should provide a range of about 400 km on a single charge. The platform was designed to provide fast charging at 270 kW.
The flagship model is expected to cost more than £ 120,000, while smaller e-tron GT versions will be priced at around £ 80,000. All e-tron GTs will be built at Audi Böllinger Höfe’s Neckarsulm plant, where the R8 supercar is also being built.
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