Audi is no stranger to electric vehicles as the successful e-tron SUV continues to grow. However, the Audi e-tron GT has been the one of the most anticipated EV models in 2021.
The long-awaited Audi e-tron GT arrives in March 2021 and comes with the promise of competing with the current EV leaders, including the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Tesla Model S, and the Lucid Air.
The Audi e-tron GT
Firstly, how does the e-tron GT stack up? It is built on the same platform as its Porsche Taycan cousin, which is certainly a good thing! Initially, the e-tron is going to come in two variations, quattro and RS. Both will be dual-motor and feature a 93kWh battery, meaning at the moment it will not have a shorter-range version like the Taycan. Furthermore, since the e-tron is using the same 800V architecture as the Taycan, it can reach charging speeds of 62 miles in 5 minutes.
Additionally, the e-tron GT looks like it means business. Futuristic lights and rims, no grill and slick design help the car stand out as a high-quality sports saloon.
Which electric car comes out on top?
With several premium electric saloons available on the market, it is important to crunch the numbers to see which one comes out on top.
Audi e-tron GT
- Starting Price: £79,185 (quattro)
- Power: 637hp (RS)
- Range: 298 (Estimated)
- 0-60: 3.1 seconds (RS)
- Top speed: 155mph
- Starting Price: £70,690
- Power: 750 (Turbo S)
- Range: 301 (WLTP)
- 0-60: 2.8 seconds (Turbo S)
- Top speed: 162mph
- Starting Price: £50,522
- Power: 1,080 (Dream Edition)
- Range: 517 (WLTP)
- 0-60: 2.5 seconds (Dream Edition)
- Top speed: 168mph
Tesla Model S
- Starting Price: £83,980
- Power: 1,100+ (Plaid+)
- Range: 520+ (WLTP)
- 0-60: <1.99 seconds (Plaid+)
- Top speed: 200mph
While it may appear that the Audi e-tron GT stacks within inches of its competitors, it is important to keep in mind that the stats compared are the best available for that particular model. It will be interesting to see the real-world capabilities of the e-tron GT.
Similarly to the Porsche, the Audi is coming from a high-end executive manufacturer which prides itself on creating high-quality vehicles. Additionally, the Audis sleek looks make it one of the most attractive saloons available.
As a result, the e-tron GT will no doubt be an incredible driving experience. The industry is becoming inundated with a range of EVs. The choice is no longer between a Tesla Model S and a Renault Zoe. We’re confident the new e-tron GT will be a success in a growing market.
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