Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launched, prices start from Rs. 1.78 crore
Audi has its sights aimed firmly at the future, with the luxury carmaker launching the all-electric e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT in India. Following the SUV and the Sportback, the e-tron GT twins will be the third and fourth electric offering from Audi’s EV lineup. The e-tron GT is priced at Rs. 1.78 crore, while the go-faster RS e-tron GT is priced at Rs. 2.03 crore.
Audi e-tron GT twins design
Look at the e-tron GTs for the first time and the design appears decidedly futuristic. The e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT both feature a swooping low silhouette, befitting of the Audi’s four-door coupe bodystyle. The traditional Audi grill has been given a miss and instead you get an octagon-shaped black contrast panel on the front fascia of the e-tron GT. You also get Audi’s Matrix LED lamps, keeping in theme with futuristic design of the e-tron GT. Move towards the side and you notice the 19-inch wheels which are standard on both the e-tron GT twins, while 21-inchers are optional. It is the rear of the Audi that looks the most impressive, complete with the tail lamps featuring an LED light bar, along with the pumped up wheel arches that accentuate a sport intent. The design of the e-tron GT also bears some resemblance to its cousin, the Porsche Taycan.
e-tron GT interior
With Audi’s commitment to increasing sustainability , the interiors of the e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT come with a high percentage of recycled materials. While the interior layout of the GT is typically Audi in the conventional sense with a large MMI touchscreen, since the upholstery of the e-tron GT twins is leather-free, it gives us a glimpse of how car cabins will be further evolving in the future with the widespread use of sustainable materials.
Audi e-tron GT powertrain
The e-tron GT comes in two variants – the regular GT and the go-faster RS e-Tron GT. Both variants are powered by an electric motor sitting on each axle, making the e-tron GT all-wheel drive. Both the electric motors of the GT and the RS produce a combined 469bhp of power and 630Nm of torque. The RS version betters these figures significantly, to 590bhp and 830Nm. While the electric motors will likely promise blistering acceleration times, the range offered by the Audi is not compromised, with the GT getting 488km of range and the RS offering 472km, both on the WLTP cycle.
The Audi e-tron GT is priced at Rs. 1.78 crore, while the faster RS e-tron GT is priced at Rs. 2.05 crore (ex-showroom). This makes the prices of the e-tron GT significantly higher than those of the regular SUV, but the visual appeal of the e-tron GT twins is bound to find greater appeal among buyers.