New entry at Audi: e-tron GT

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Posted by Eleonora Candini on 21-May-2021

A fully electric touring car is the synthesis of the new Audi e-tron GT.

Built on the floor of the Porsche Taycan, the e-tron GT is the first electric Audi to be based on a platform originally designed for non-electric vehicles.

Audi offers it, for the moment, in two versions: the e-tron GT quattro and the RS e-tron GT which differ substantially in performance. Both equipped with 93 kWh batteries, the e-tron GT quattro delivers 476 hp and 630 Nm, while the RS 558 hp and 830 Nm which can become respectively 530 hp and 646 hp thanks to a power implementation of about two seconds and middle.

The sinuous and aggressive design defines the sedan-coupé with sporty features that reflect the Audi style: the cuts of the headlights, the very wide track and the inverted shape of the corners of the front single frame.

Sporty but also aesthetic, the Audi e-tron GT can be fitted with Matrix LED headlights with laser light, a light signature interrupted, so to speak, by a blue X; at the rear, along the entire width, an animated light band is framed by individual V-shaped LED segments placed inside the lighting units which are a novelty for Audi as they have the dual function of reversing light and direction indicators .

For this totally electric model, the German house has an eye for the environment in line with the green philosophy: for the interiors synthetic leather and Kaskade are used, a fabric made with econyl, a nylon regenerated from waste materials such as fishing, carpets and industrial plastics.

In terms of dimensions, the e-tron GT is to be considered a flagship: 4.99 meters long and 1.96 meters wide, it has a wheelbase of 2.9 meters, while in height it measures only 1.41 meters. The rear trunk has a capacity of 405 liters plus 81 liters in the front compartment.

The interiors have been designed around the driver who has a large central console at his disposal from which he can control the air conditioning and air vents. As for digital, the 12.3 "Virtual Cockpit and the 10.1" MMI Touch infotainment display oriented towards the driver are available and which, in addition to supporting voice commands, Audi Connect services and the Wi-Fi hotspot -fi is able to adapt the navigation according to the charging stations on the route.

Speaking, in fact, of recharging, this can take place either with the 11 kW on-board charger or with the rapid systems up to 270 kW that allow you to recharge the energy needed to travel up to 100 km in 5 minutes and in 23 minutes for reach 80% charge.

As for autonomy, the parent company declares a maximum value of 488 km in the Wltp cycle for the GT quattro and 472 km for the RS.

The batteries do not take away space from the habitability as they are distributed and integrated throughout the floor.

In short, the result of an excellent combination of design elements, aerodynamics, research and avant-garde engineering that the same head of the design of the German house, Marc Lichte defined as "the most beautiful I have ever done".

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