Fans of Audi will know that the brand is no stranger to innovation and futuristic concepts when it comes to their vehicles. That certainly seems to be the case with the new Audi RS e-tron GT. The current reports suggest that the car will boast a tremendous 700bhp and look incredible while utilising a triple-electric motor to power the vehicle.
It’s important to note that the RS e-tron GT is going to be the first completely electronic vehicle that has been developed by Audi Sport. It’s expected to go on sale in 2021 along with the saloon. Those keen to buy it should expect it to be in showrooms ready to drive home by the middle of next year.
There has been a slight delay here due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Audi originally anticipated the vehicle to be ready for the LA Motor Show this year but plans have changed. This ultimately means that the Audi Sport vehicle and the traditional version will release at the same time. This completely breaks the mould for the car company who will typically release the sports version two years after the original version hits the market.
What Will The Audi e-tron GT Look LIke?
The concept for the Audi e-tron GT is certainly impressive. Overall, the car has clearly been designed to provide the ideal level of aero-optimisation. Indeed, the car looks and feels streamlined. There are flared wheel arches as well as a rear diffuser. This has all been designed to ensure that there is more downforce when the car hits higher speeds on the road and hit higher speeds it will with the rumoured 700bhp.
There are other design ideas in place to ensure that this car flies. It has been created to be as light as possible with the trim and even some of the roof made out of carbon fibre.
Under The Hood
Audi is currently tight-lipped about what exactly to expect in terms of performance for the individual powertrains available for the vehicle. However, it is believed to be based on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan. The big difference is that the Taycan only has two electric motors whereas the e-tron GT will use three.
It is also believed that a large 95kWh battery is expected to be included in the RS model. There are other impressive features too such as variable torque vectoring. This is designed to make sure that power can be split between the rear wheels the right way. The aim here will be to ensure that the car offers the best level of handling possible, even at fast speeds. According to Audi, it will even ensure that the vehicle can complete controlled drifts.
In terms of performance, the vehicle is expected to hit 0-62 mph in just three seconds while the battery will provide a range of 250 miles on just one charge.
It’s clear then that fans of Audi have a lot to look forward to when this vehicle becomes available to purchase next year even with a starting price of £80,000.
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