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VIDEO: How Fast is Ken Block’s Audi RS e-tron GT?

As part of Audi’s partnership with Ken Block, the rally racer and Gymkhana video-maker now drives an all-electric Audi RS e-tron GT as his daily driver. Of course, Ken Block being Ken Block, his car isn’t exactly stock. It’s not crazy modded like most of his cars but there are a few modifications, including the Rotiform wheels, Toyo tires, and roof box. In this video, Block tests his RS e-tron GT properly for the first time, to see just how fast it actually is.

 

Before they get into any timed runs, Block first has some fun by putting a few members of his crew in the passenger seat and assaulting them with RS e-tron GT’s speed. Most people have never been in anything anywhere near as fast as the Audi RS e-tron GT. But it’s not just it’s speed, it’s the suddenness with which it delivers it all that’s so shocking.

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He toys with the staff, purposely flooring it when they least expect and it’s genuinely fun to watch. It’s like a little prank he can pull at any time, with just the poke of his right foot, and the reactions he gets each and every time are great.

 

Then they start with some timed performance figures, such as 0-60, 0-100, and 100-0. Admittedly, the testing isn’t perfect because they use a manual stopwatch and a passenger to record the times, which is never the most accurate way. Something like a Racebox would do a much better job. That said, even with the tenths of a second lost to human reaction time, the Audi RS e-tron GT was still able to beat Audi’s claimed 0-60 mph figure of 3.7 seconds, doing it in 3.45 seconds. It also did 0-100 mph in under eight seconds and 100-0 in under five seconds. All of which are very impressive, especially with a passenger on board.

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Block’s white wrapped Audi RS e-tron GT is probably the coolest looking one we’ve seen but it’s also bonkers quick, quick enough to impress a racing driver who’s been driving 1,000 hp vehicles for years.

 

 

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.