Now that we’ve seen Lucas di Grassi take some laps in the Audi RS e-tron GT, as well as hear from him about what it’s like, it’s time to see a more independent test of Audi’s upcoming performance four-door. In this new video from Carwow, we get to see Mat Watson put the RS e-tron GT through a series of tests. And boy is it fast.
Thanks to its dual electric motors and 93 kWh battery, the Audi RS e-tron GT makes 600 horsepower and 850 Nm (626 lb-ft) of torque. That helps it get from 0-60 mph in a claimed 3.5 seconds. However, during Watson’s test, using high-tech timing gear, he records a 0-60 mph time of 2.88 seconds, which is Audi R8 V10 Performance-quick. Even better yet, it ran a 10.84-second quarter-mile time. Sub-eleven seconds in an all-electric luxury sedan is pretty fantastic.
What about range? It will do around 250 miles per battery charge, which is better than the e-tron SUV but not by much and, honestly, not too impressive considering that Tesla and Lucid are fighting for which car will get past 500 miles first. Still, it’s more than enough for most daily driving and it is seriously powerful. Plus, it’s capable of 350 kW charging, which is fast enough to charge it from flat to 80-percent in just 20 minutes. That is, if you can find a 350 kW charger.
Is it actually any good, though? According to Mat Watson, it’s very good. It might not be as exciting as the Porsche Taycan to drive but it’s close and is still excellent. Plus, is bonkers-fast, looks great so far and will be an all-electric, four-door GT car. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?
The standard Audi e-tron GT will start at £100,000 (about $131,000, USD at current exchange rate) in the UK and the Audi RS e-tron GT will run you £130,000 ($170,000). That makes the RS e-tron GT extremely expensive, well more than almost all Tesla Model S variants and around the same price as the insane Lucid Air Dream Edition. The latter of which is faster and boasts far more range.
Overall, it seems like the Audi RS e-tron GT is going to be a great car, one that’s fast, fun, and offers plenty of range. However, its battery tech might be a bit too dated when it debuts.