Audi has unveiled a new product called the e-tron GT. This car, which is in fact a mass-produced version of the concept of the same name, along with the extremely beautiful design, has admirable specifications and has come to challenge the Tesla Model S while competing within the family with the Porsche Taikan.
Eye-catching exterior design
In terms of exterior design, the Audi e-tron GT remains largely faithful to the concept version, and at first glance there is no difference between the two. This four-door coupe is so attractively designed that it can be considered the most beautiful made by Audi and one of the most charming cars in the world today.
Although the slope of the e-tron GT roof is very steep, Audi says that this car guarantees comfort and enough space for all four passengers. Highlights of the Audi e-tron GT include special headlight graphics, all-round taillights, large aerodynamic wheels (standard 20-inch, optional 21-inch), long wheelbase and wheels in all four corners of the room, fenders Swollen and arched roof pointed.
Modern and environmentally friendly interior design
Like other recent Audi products, we see a modern and advanced atmosphere in the cabin of this mesmerizing car. In the middle of the car’s sleek dashboard is a 10.1-inch touchscreen to manage the infotainment system; As expected, the task of providing the information required by the driver has been assigned to a 12.3-inch digital display behind the steering wheel.
Inside the cabin, Audi engineers have paid special attention to the use of sustainable materials and the optimal use of space. Buyers of e-tron GT can order their car without any leather and with recycled seat cover.
The attractive body of the e-tron GT is the result of a collaboration between the designers and engineers of Audi Aerodynamics. This four-seater coupe with a drag coefficient of 0.24 is the most aerodynamic product in the history of the company. To achieve this record, features such as air ducts, aerodynamic rims, perfectly flat floor, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and advanced suspension have been put together; Audi claims that these features work together to improve the car’s range of about 30 km.
Along with aerodynamics, Audi in the field Aeroacoustic He also spent a lot of time obsessing over the performance of various parts of the e-tron GT for hours in the wind tunnel to keep up with the amount of annoying noise similar to the A7, which is ideal in this regard.
Two-engine drivetrain and two-speed gearbox
The Lord of the Rings beauty goddess is a combination of luxury and sporty driving and will be available in two standard versions (with Quattro extension) and RS. You may know that among the Audi products, the models decorated with the RS logo have more power and better performance than the standard versions.
All different versions of this car benefit from twin-engine engines and two-speed gearboxes. The base version of this four-door coupe has 469 horsepower and 630 Nm of torque. But the most powerful version of this car, the RS e-tron GT, is capable of producing 590 horsepower and 830 Nm of torque.
Like the E-Tron crossover, the e-tron GT has an overboost mode. In this mode, for 2.5 seconds, the propulsive power of the two versions increases to 522 and 637 hp, respectively. The Lord of the Rings promises to achieve the standard version of the e-tron GT from 0 to 60 mph (96 km) in 3.9 seconds and will be able to record a top speed of 152 mph (245 km / h). The figures for the RS version are 3.1 seconds and 155 miles (255 km / h), respectively.
Even if these records are achieved in the real world, it must be said that the Audi representative will lose the rhyme in both versions to the Porsche Taikan and Tesla Model S. You may know that the most powerful version of the Taikan, the Turbo S, accelerates in 2.6 seconds; The Plaid version of the Model S, with its acceleration of less than 2 seconds, is now a problem for multimillion-dollar supercars, let alone the e-tron GT RS!
On the plus side, Audi emphasizes that the e-tron GT, thanks to its optimal heat management system, can repeat acceleration several times over and over again; You may be a little familiar with this feature, because Porsche had already maneuvered a lot when introducing the Taikan!
Play artificial sound to inject excitement
Audi engineers have spent considerable time creating a proprietary sound for the e-tron GT. This car is equipped with an option that if ordered, two control units and an amplifier will be added to the trunk. The two, with the help of internal and external speakers, play a unique sound for passengers and passers-by.
The type of sound emitted is a function of several different factors, the most important of which are the rotational speed of electric motors, propulsion pressure and vehicle speed. Of course, it is important to note that the driver can select the type of sound played with the help of several available profiles.
Advanced suspension and steering
At the unveiling, Audi also emphasized the advanced e-tron GT suspension and steering. In the double trunk suspension of this green car, aluminum components are widely used and the steering wheel is of electromechanical type.
In the RS version, an adaptive suspension is available as standard, while in the Quattro version this feature is offered as an option; Depending on the driver’s condition or taste, with the help of three-channel air suspension and electronic shock absorbers, the height of the car or the rigidity and softness of the suspension system can be adjusted in different degrees.
For driving with the latest Audi product, 4 modes are considered, which are comfortable, optimal, dynamic and personal. By selecting any of these modes, the behaviors of the suspension, electric motors, two-speed gearbox and rear differential lock are changed.
One of the cool features of the e-tron GT, previously seen in the flagship A8 and Taikan sedans, is the four-wheel drive system. At low speeds, this option adjusts the angle of the rear axle wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels to reduce the car’s turning radius; At speeds above 31 mph (50 km / h), this option aligns the angle of the rear wheels with the angle of the front wheels, resulting in greater stability in changing directions.
Battery and walkable distance
The Audi e-tron GT is powered by a 93 kWh lithium-ion battery in both versions. Like the Taikan, the car supports 800 volts and a maximum charge rate of 270 kW. Relying on this advanced technology, the charge rate of the e-tron GT reaches from 5 to 80% in 22.5 minutes; With about 5 minutes of charging, the energy required to travel 62.1 miles (100 km) is stored in the battery.
Audi predicts that the e-tron GT Quattro will have a range of 238 miles (383 km) based on the American EPA standard, which is very much in line with everyday conditions. This figure is estimated at 232 miles (373 km) for the more exciting RS version, which is not at all comparable to the Tesla Model S.
Interestingly, the e-tron GT is equipped with two charging ports (one on the driver’s front fender and the other on the front fender). Both of these ports support AC charging, but the student side port is compatible with fast charging technology.
An ideal tourism gran in terms of dimensions
The Audi e-tron GT is 4.99 meters long, 2.9 meters wheelbase, 1.96 meters wide and 1.41 meters high, the same dimensions as a classic Gran Turismo. The volume of the trunk of this car is 405 liters and the volume of empty space under the front hood is 85 liters. However, in the RS version, due to the standard Bang & Olufsen sound system and the occupation of part of the trunk space by its components, the usable volume has been reduced to 366 liters.
A base price of about $ 100,000
The Audi e-tron GT is scheduled to go on sale in the United States next summer. The base trim of this stylish electric car, which will be sold as the quattro Premium Plus, will be priced at $ 99,900, excluding taxes, shipping costs and, of course, tax incentives. The figure is set at $ 107,100 for the quattro Prestige trim and $ 139,900 for the RS version.