The entry-stage E-Tron GT has an electric powered motor at just about every axle placing out a total of 469 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque to all 4 wheels power is boosted to 522 hp and 472 lb-ft with overboost enabled or when working with launch handle. The GT’s Porsche twin, the Taycan 4S, has 40 much less horses in normal driving but the very same overboost figure. Audi says the E-Tron GT will hit 60 mph in 3.9, and it is really a lot more than fast sufficient both off the line in each day circumstances and when passing on the freeway. Like the Porsche, the Audi makes use of a two-pace transmission that gives a exclusive EV driving expertise and would make a great seem when it shifts, but I wish the E-Tron’s artificial “motor” appears ended up extra fascinating.
Fundamentally every modern day EV has good acceleration stats, however, and thankfully the E-Tron GT is good to drive in general. Air suspension is normal and provides a nice, supple ride with minimal system roll. My check auto is geared up with the $6,000 efficiency package, which adds rear-wheel steering and torque vectoring along with a gloss black exterior trim, rad matrix LED headlights and other beauty bits. Whilst its steering isn’t really as razor-sharp as the Taycan’s, the E-Tron GT’s electronic electricity steering is quick and immediate, primarily with the automobile in Dynamic method. Even with these Pirelli Cinturato P7 all-time tires the E-Tron GT is quite entertaining to acquire on a spirited run up a twisty street it’s the kind of motor vehicle I really don’t want to stop driving.
Just one space where by the E-Tron GT is objectively outstanding to the Taycan is its vary. The E-Tron GT has a 93.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack and is rated at 238 miles of selection, while the normal Taycan 4S makes use of a 79.2-kWh pack and has 199 miles of variety. The Porsche is available with the same bigger pack as the Audi for $5,570, but that model nonetheless trails the E-Tron GT’s range by 11 miles. Both equally cars and trucks have negligible regenerative braking, which is disappointing. While the E-Tron GT’s brakes are a lot powerful I wish it had a correct 1-pedal drive mode, something I’ve come to delight in even for sporty driving.
It is taken me a though to warm up to the E-Tron GT’s design and style, and the Tactical Green paint on this examination car truly helps. The metallic shade ranges from hunting olive inexperienced to little one puke yellow relying on the mild, and it satisfies the sharp strains of the GT. I would individually spec the $350 entire body-color grille insert, which allows crack up the blackness of the cluttered entrance bumper styling. I might go for the larger sized 21-inch wheels for $2,000 way too, as they far better fill out the wheel arches. But even in a tedious shade with tiny wheels the E-Tron GT has a ton of highway existence, and which is what matters.
The E-Tron GT’s inside is much less effective to my eyes, at least in phrases of how it appears. The angular style and design has some interesting things to it, but over-all it looks jumbled alongside one another, like where the dashboard air vents line up with the doorway handles. (The style and design of the edges of the sprint make it vulnerable to smacking your knee from, too.) It won’t assist that this GT had an all-black inside with matte carbon-fiber trim the optional crimson, brown or even mild grey leather would make a large big difference. The GT has a frunk but it really is pretty tiny, and the sedan trunk’s opening is shallow and irritating to load a suitcase into.
But as with every modern Audi the fit and complete is superb and all of the trim pieces come to feel higher-conclude. This GT has the $4,000 Whole Leather-based Inside package, which provides leather to additional surfaces along with some microsuede panels, perforated Nappa leather-based seats with honeycomb stitching, 18-way front sport seats with ventilation and therapeutic massage features to the front seats, and a perforated flat-base leather-based steering wheel in area of the conventional Alcantara wheel.
I am happy the GT ditches the twin-screen infotainment set up uncovered in the E-Tron SUV in favor of a one 10.1-inch monitor, with bodily local climate controls on the dashboard under. Some of individuals toggle switches are unmarked tied to a small exhibit display for the HVAC process, which can make them a little aggravating to have an understanding of. The E-Tron GT’s MMI infotainment is if not slick and easy to use, with awesome haptic suggestions and crisp graphics. Audi’s 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit show remains a single of the most effective on the current market, while I desire it was a tiny additional configurable.
The E-Tron GT commences at $103,895 which include a $1,495 spot charge, undercutting the Taycan 4S by $4,055 — and that is ahead of including the bigger battery pack to the Porsche. This E-Tron GT is the $7,200 pricier Prestige trim stage, which provides adaptive cruise manage, ambient lighting, heated rear seats, a head-up show and an exceptional Bang & Olufsen 3D seem process. All in this lean environmentally friendly device is $121,690, nevertheless around $20,000 less costly than the extra strong RS E-Tron GT, and it feels every bit value the value.
With its blend of model, functionality and excellent I think the E-Tron GT is the most powerful product Audi will make. It really is also a preview for the long run of the manufacturer, with Audi and Porsche having prepared to debut the very first output vehicles on the jointly developed PPE system as before long as afterwards this yr. With the E-Tron GT as good as it is, I can not hold out to generate what arrives subsequent.