Audi Presents the First All-Electric High-Performance RS Model

Audi Presents the First All-Electric High-Performance RS Model

The Audi e-tron Gran Turismo receives an RS version.

Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi has tested a production-based Audi RS e-tron GT.

The high-performance battery-powered sports sedan delivers 684 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque from a dual-motor system (449-hp rear motor plus 235-hp front motor).

The car comes with a two-speed transmission and all-wheel drive. It accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

A 93.4-kWh battery pack with 83.7 kWh of usable capacity is standard. Its weight and location allow a lower center of gravity than that of the Audi R8.

The RS e-tron GT shares its platform with the Porsche Taycan and has a lot in common with that car, but steering, chassis, motor, suspension tuning differ.

Like the Taycan, the RS e-tron GT can be charged up to 270 kW from a 800-volt DC fast-charging point.

An adaptive air suspension allows adjusting ride height depending on a drive mode; a four-wheel steering system is available.

Audi offers 19-inch, the most aerodynamic 20-inch wheels, and 21-inch ones.

The braking operates both due to the friction brakes and a regenerative brake system. The brake discs come in three options – traditional steel ones, carbon-fiber ceramic and surface-coated steel discs.

The Audi RS e-tron GT will reach U.S. shores in summer 2021. Sales will start after.  

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