The 2021 Audi e-tron GT, which comes to give electric car enthusiasts the Gran Turismo experience, will be sold in two different versions, Quattro and RS. Here are the details:
After a long period of leaks and official tips, the 2021 Audi e-Tron GT has finally been officially introduced. The e-Tron GT, which we can show as one of the most impressive Audi models ever, has a four-door coupe-like body just like its cousin Taycan.
The 2021 Audi e-Tron GT, built on the J1 performance platform designed by Porsche, therefore shares its infrastructure largely with Taycan. The new e-Tron GT will be available in two different versions, standard and RS. The version named RS is said to be Audi’s most powerful production model ever.
All versions of the e-Tron GT have two electric motors. In terms of contributing to performance, a 2-speed gearbox is included. Thanks to Audi’s new 800V electrical architecture, the model, which supports high-speed charging, offers a driving range of 488 kilometers with a single charge according to WLTP with a battery capacity of 86 kWh.
During the promotion, the German brand focused on the character of the e-Tron GT, combining sporty driving experience with luxury. It was underlined that the model in question did not cause a problem with headroom for the passengers sitting in the rear seats, despite the ceiling that fell too far back. Promising a “Gran Turismo” experience, the model is stated to have a luggage volume of 405 liters at the rear and 85 liters at the front.
The air drag coefficient of the e-Tron GT, which attracts attention with its sporty design, was announced as 0.24. Functional air ducts on the edges of the front bumper contribute to aerodynamics. In addition, active aerodynamic elements such as the rear spoiler and air ducts are stated to increase the driving range of the car by about 30 kilometers.
Engine and performance
The entry-level Auri e-Tron GT Quattro has two electric motors that produce 476 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque. As the name suggests, the motors placed on the front / rear axles provide four-wheel drive. In the RS e-tron GT, there are more impressive values such as 598 horsepower and 830 Nm of torque. The power of the front engine is the same in both versions. The engine behind is more powerful in the RS e-tron GT.
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The 2021 Audi e-tron GT uses a two-speed gearbox just like the Taycan. In addition, there is an ‘over-boost’ function that provides 2.5 seconds of support to performance. With this function, the RS e-tron GT completes the 0-100 km / h acceleration in 3.3 seconds, while its maximum speed is limited to 255 km / h. In the entry-level e-tron GT Quattro, the 0-100 km / h time increases to 3.9 seconds, while the maximum speed decreases to 245 km / h.
During the presentation, attention was also drawn to the suspension and steering systems of the new e-tron GT. The use of aluminum components in the double wishbone suspension system has been focused on. Adaptive suspension is standard in the RS version, and optionally available in the e-tron GT Quattro. The three-stage adaptive suspension, working with electronic shock absorbers, automatically adjusts the height of the vehicle according to the road condition.
The 2021 Audi e-tron GT models feature four different driving modes within the scope of the Audi Drive Select system: comfort, efficiency, dynamic and individual. In this way, all dynamics of the car such as suspension, shock absorbers, electric motors, gearbox and rear axle differential lock can be adjusted automatically according to the selected driving mode. In addition, the four-wheel steering system is one of the features offered as an option in the e-tron GT models.
Battery and charging
All e-tron GT models use the same lithium ion battery pack. The 86 kWh (93 kWh gross) battery pack consists of 33 cell modules and each module contains 12 battery cells. The 800V electrical architecture gives the e-tron GT 270 kW fast charging capability. In this way, an impressive value of 5-80 percent filling in just 22.5 minutes has been achieved. This means a range gain of up to 100 km after 5 minutes of charging.
The e-tron Gt models have a charging port on the right and left, above the front fenders. Both sides feature AC charging, while DC fast charging support is only available at the passenger-side entrance. In the e-tron GT, 11 kW AC charger is offered as standard, while an optional 22 kW charger can be preferred.
The starting price of the 2021 Audi e-tron GT Quattro in Germany is announced as 99,800 euros. The RS e-tron GT starts at 138,200 euros.