The Audi e-tron GT is an expensive all-electric GT car that’s supposed to be the brand’s flagship performance sedan. It’s fast, it’s comfortable, and it looks great. But it certainly isn’t perfect. So is it worth the high price tag and is it better than the Audi RS7, which is roughly the same price? Throttle House finds out in this new video.
It’s easy to root for the Audi e-tron GT. It looks like something from the future, it’s sports car-quick, and it can seat four adults, all while being an environmentally conscious electric vehicle. Which means it’s easy to overlook some of its flaws. For instance, it’s a bit too expensive for a car with its level of luxury and performance. It also features some materials inside its cabin that aren’t up to par with other cars in its price range.
Then there’s the issue of range. With just over 200 miles of real-world range, the Audi e-tron GT just can’t compete with cars like the Tesla Model S, Lucid Air, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and even the BMW iX SUV. Again, disappointing for its price.
Despite its flaws, though, is the Audi e-tron GT a likeable car, one that someone will want to be even with its issues?
Maybe, actually. The Audi e-tron GT seems like a genuinely enjoyable car to drive, with sharp, albeit numb, steering, a fantastic ride, a quiet cabin, all the performance you’d ever need, and capable enough handling. It isn’t as sporty as the Porsche Taycan, nor as long-range as the Tesla or Lucid, nor as exciting as an Audi RS7. However, there’s something very enjoyable about the way it drives that makes it desirable. It also has a great cabin, with actual buttons, and it even makes a cool noise while it’s driving.
There are a lot of great EV sedans on the market, all of which do something better than the e-tron GT. However, the Audi is a car that will be bought because people will enjoy it more than the others.