Audi e-tron GT: New fully electric and attractive Gran Turismo

The Audi e-tron GT, Audi’s first electric Gran Turismo. (Photo: Handout from Audi AG)
With the e-tron Gran Turismo (GT), Audi demonstrates the luxury of electric driving. The four-door coupe combines elegant design with the highest levels of power and dynamic driving, marking the car as the beginning of a new era, the Gran Turismo of the future.اضافة اعلان

The e-tron GT embodies the brand’s plans to shape the future of mobility. Two all-electric Gran Turismo models will take the stage, the e-tron GT quattro, and the RS e-tron GT.

The Audi e-tron GT, Audi’s first electric Gran Turismo. (Photo: Handout from Audi AG)

The exterior of the Audi e-tron GT is a dynamic work of art with balanced proportions — a long wheelbase and wide track, large wheels, and a flat roofline. The four-door coupe is 4.99m long and 1.96m wide but is just 1.41m high. This is made possible by the low position of the high-voltage battery, which is right under the feet of the front passenger’s seat, which allows them to sit in a low yet comfortable position.

Every detail of the exterior design is harmonious — from the headlights (available with Audi laser light as an option), the powerful quattro blisters, the wheels, all the way to the large diffuser at the rear end.

Audi buyers can choose from nine paint colors and two styling packages. In addition, the roof is made of glass and light carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) as a very sporty option.

Aesthetics arise from efficiency, which is why the drag coefficient (the measurement of air resistance) of the Audi e-tron GT is just 0.24. This is done through active elements managing the aerodynamics, including two controllable inlets that supply the front brakes and the thermal management with cooling air as required.

The rear spoiler also extends to two positions depending on the driving situation. The fully paneled underbody, which flows into a broad diffuser, and the aero blades, which some wheels are equipped with, complete the aerodynamics concept.

The outer skin of the Audi e-tron GT is made entirely of aluminum. The passenger compartment holds parts made of hot-shaped steel, which form the rigid and impact-resistant backbone, supported by the aluminum housing the high-voltage battery.

The front and rear sections integrate large components made of cast aluminum and aluminum profiles.

The Audi e-tron GT, Audi’s first electric Gran Turismo. (Photo: Handout from Audi AG)

In addition, the interior of the Audi e-tron GT quattro offers the ambiance of a classic Gran Turismo. Separated by a wide center console, the driver and front passenger sit in a sport-like low position.

The interior is airy, and the instrument panel is based on Audi’s “monoposto” design, making it face the driver. The luggage compartment in the rear has a volume of 405 liters, and in the RS model, the standard Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System offers 350 liters of space. The storage compartment beneath the hood provides another 81 liters of volume.

The Audi e-tron GT, Audi’s first electric Gran Turismo. (Photo: Handout from Audi AG)

The third characteristic of the Gran Turismo, aside from sportiness and comfort, is sustainability. The floor carpet and floor mats are made of recycled material, including old fishing nets. The sport seat plus offers 14-way adjustments — the middle between the three-seat variants — and is available with two covers, both made mainly from recycled polyester.
Customers can also opt for high-quality leather or inlays made of silk-matt carbon or more individual solutions found in the Audi exclusive range from Audi Sport.

In a sign of similarity to the Gran Turismo cars, the e-tron GT is a sport touring car characterized by superior dynamic handling and the highest levels of aerodynamics. The electric motor’s power is 476hp or 598hp, depending on the model, which helps the car start at high speed. 

One of the essential characteristics of the car is the car’s range after charging, which reaches 487km, according to the forecasts of the World Standard Light Vehicle Test (WLTP). This is due to the battery having a net capacity of 85 kWh. 

The 800-volt electrical system enables fast charging of the car via direct current, with a power of up to 270 kilowatts. The suspension also balances dynamic performance and comfort, thanks to advanced technologies such as Audi drive select, all-wheel steering, damping control, three-chamber air suspension, electric all-wheel drive, and a differential lock on the rear axle.

The wheels are 21 inches in diameter, the brake discs are 420mm (16.5 inches) in diameter, and there is an option to equip the car with carbon fiber and ceramic brakes.

Like all Audi models, the e-tron GT is equipped with the latest connectivity technology, infotainment system, and internet services via Audi connect and advanced assistance systems. In addition, Audi has also provided the e-tron GT with a unique sound, emphasizing the powerful and sophisticated characteristics of the original Audi cars.

The Audi e-tron GT, Audi’s first electric Gran Turismo. (Photo: Handout from Audi AG)

The all-electric Audi Gran Turismo offers dynamic performance with both engine versions: the e-tron GT quattro accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds, while the RS model needs just 3.3 seconds to achieve the same acceleration (using the boost mode in both cars). The top speeds for both cars are 245km/h and 250km/h, respectively.

The front electric motor of the e-tron GT quattro produces 238hp while the rear engine produces 435hp. Both electric motors reserve power for power-intensive driving situations, which is why their combined power output far exceeds the total output of the entire drivetrain — which is 476hp— delivering up to 530hp for 2.5 seconds in boost mode via the launch control system, bringing the total torque to 630Nm. 

In the RS e-tron GT, the electric motor produces 238hp of power to the front axle while the engine produces 456hp for the rear axle. Thus, the combined output of both engines is 598hp, while the total torque is 830Nm. Furthermore, when using boost mode, the power produced is briefly increased to 646hp.

The Audi e-tron GT, Audi’s first electric Gran Turismo. (Photo: Handout from Audi AG)

While electric sports cars usually lack the sound on an engine exhaust, Audi has created a unique sound for the e-tron GT. The optional e-tron sports audio system includes two control units and two amplifiers in the luggage compartment. It works to produce two separate audios both outside and inside the car via two separate speakers.

The car’s electric motors’ rev, payload, speed, and other data serve as the basis for the digital sound, a synthetic sound that gives a true and accurate impression of how the drivetrain works.

The fully electric Gran Turismo was launched in the German market in two versions: e-tron GT quattro at a starting price of 99,800 euros and RS e-tron quattro at a starting price of 138,200 euros in Germany. However, they are expected to arrive successively in the rest of the global market.

Fun Fact:
The e-tron GT is Audi's first fully electric Gran Tourismo

Sporty GT design, Audi standard interior, powerful Electric Powertrain, GT performance.

High price tag

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Body Type:
D Segment GT

RS Etron GT 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, 2 Electric Permanent magnet AC synchronous motors.

Single speed Automatic All-wheel drive, electronic selection

Engine power horsepower:
646 hp / Torque: 830M

Top Speed Km/h:
250 0 to 100km/h : 3.3

Electric Range:
WLTP Range 472km

Length 4990mm
Width 1960mm
Height 1410mm
Wheelbase 2900 mm
Curb weight 2420kg

Not announced yet in Jordan

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