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VIDEO: Watch the Audi RS e-tron GT Rocket to 260 km/h

We already know the Audi RS e-tron GT is fast, with its 590 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque (637 horsepower for up to eight seconds while using launch control). We know it can get from 0-60 mph in the low three second range and we know that it will comfortably do 155 mph. For a two-ton-plus electric car, it’s mighty quick. However, what we haven’t seen until this video is what its more realistic performance figures are.

 

In the real world, you’re rarely ever using launch control from a dead stop and trying to get your best 0-60 mph time. Instead, you’re usually doing the majority of your acceleration while you’re already at speed, which is why a car’s 100-200 km/h (62-124 mph) is a better metric for judging real world performance.

 

This new video gives us a first person look, as well as GPS-timed performance metrics, to show us just how fast the Audi RS e-tron GT is in the real world.

 

On the German Autobahn, the RS e-tron GT is an absolute monster, flying past traffic as if it were standing still. From 0-100 km/h (62 mph), the RS e-tron GT was clocked at 3.2 seconds in this video. We’ve seen as low as three seconds before, so grip has a lot to do with the performance figures. However, one interesting tidbit of information that we didn’t know about all of the RS e-tron GT tests we’ve seen is that they’ve all been on winter tires. Expect the car to be even faster when it wears summer rubber.

 

What’s most impressive is that it went from 100-200 km/h in 7.1 seconds, which is supercar fast. But instead of being a supercar, the Audi RS e-tron GT is a four-door all-electric GT car with a completely silent powertrain and room for four adults, as well as luggage. So it might not be the fastest EV on the planet but Audi’s first-ever, all-electric RS car is a complete package.

 

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.