2022 Audi E-Tron GT, RS E-Tron Revealed: An Alternative Take On Taycan | Motor1


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If you've read our deep dive of the Porsche Taycan, the E-Tron GT will sound pretty similar. There's a 93.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, an 800-volt electrical architecture that allows rapid recharging – five to 80 percent capacity in 23 minutes – an electric motor on each axle, and a rear-mounted two-speed automatic. Base models pack 469 horsepower (350 kilowatts) and 464 pound-feet (630 Newton-meters) while the RS variant thunders silently down the road with 590 hp (440 kW) and 612 lb-ft (830 Nm). Like the E-Tron crossover, the GT has an overboost function that temporarily increases output to 522 and 637 hp, respectively.

Go with the standard E-Tron GT, which comes in two trims, and 60 miles per hour arrives in 3.9 seconds while carrying on to 152 mph – the RS model does the deed in (a possibly conservative) 3.1 and will reach 155 mph. Critics will be quick to point out that the E-Tron GT is slower to 60 than every version of the Porsche Taycan, aside from the new rear-drive, single-motor model.

The 4S hits 60 in 3.8 seconds, the Turbo does it in 3.0, and the Turbo S promises 2.6 seconds to 60. And on the Tesla side of the ball, the RS matches the Model S Long Range's 3.1-second sprint, but nothing at Audi (or Porsche, for that matter) can match the claimed sub-2.0-second sprint of the new Model S Plaid.

Tesla stans will similarly criticize the E-Tron GT's promised range. EPA estimates aren't available yet, but Audi predicts the standard models will cover 238 miles per charge, while the RS should net 232. That said, if Porsche is any indication, these estimates may be dramatically lower than the real-world range. The Taycan 4S, after all, has a history of covering far more than its 227-mile EPA estimate.
 

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Front end looks like an Accord, but the rest is nice.
But the range sucks, especially compared to the Tesla.
 

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The “base” costs $100,000 but only does 4.1s 0-100kph. That’s horrid. The 20k cheaper model S does it in 3.1, the same as the 160k RS Audi. And why even get this thing when you can have the Porsche for the same price, but better specs? I mean it does look good, but so does the porsche
 

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Honestly, I’m a bit disappointed in this. Was expecting more for the money. Oh well, money saved.
 
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While the E-Tron GT starts at $99,900, the top-spec RS trim sets you back with a starting price of $139,900. However, going for the Year One package adds an eye-watering $20,350 to the sticker price, which comes with 21-inch five-twin-spoke concept car design wheels with carbon-ceramic brakes with red calipers, and several carbon fiber parts. You also get the distinction you deserve with black badges and Audi rings, as well as the HD Matrix-design LED headlights with Audi laser light and animation.

Ibis White paint color won't warrant an additional premium, but going for other colors such as Ascari Blue Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Kemora Gray Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Suzuka Gray Metallic, Tactical Green Metallic, and Daytona Gray Pearl will need you to add $595.

However, choosing Audi exclusive special paint color option (not shown in the images) will ask $3,900 more, but that will give you a personalized RS E-Tron GT as a trade-off.
 

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