2022 Audi e-tron GT & RS e-tron GT
High tech and high performance are a given in today’s crop of high-end fully electric luxury sport sedans; but leave it to Audi to finally add stunning style into the mix. Yes, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT looks as good sitting still as it does streaking to 60 in under 4-seconds.
The standard e-tron GT comes with front and rear electric motors for all-wheel-drive; but rather than a true split, the rear motor, with 429-horsepower, is almost twice as powerful as the front, giving the heavy rear bias feel that sport sedan faithful crave.
Max output is 522-horsepower, but a carbon-fiber clad RS version cranks that up to 637 thanks to an even more powerful rear motor. It gets to 60 in only 3.1-seconds. Maximum range is expected to be just shy of 240-miles.
Greg Carloss: "Getting to 60 so quickly is the result of instant torque from the e-tron GT’s electric motors, but it’s also the grip that the all-wheel drive system provides and even further, the speed at which the system sends the torque between the two axles. Audi says it’s capable of reacting in a few thousandths of a second...about 5-times quicker than a mechanical quattro drivetrain. Yet another benefit of electrification."
The e-tron GT is about the same length as an A7, yet sits lower and is wider; with exaggerated fenders wrapped tightly over standard 20-inch wheels.
Inside, the rising center console lends the same feel as the Porsche Taycan, but Audi keeps many controls in place, shunning the typical EV control tablet interface.
Audi would also prefer you keep it vegan and enjoy the well-crafted recycled materials, but will cover everything in Nappa leather if you prefer.
Stephanie Hart: "There's a focus on sustainability yet nothing has been sacrificed. Luxurious materials make up the cabin and scream comfort. There's a variety of sophisticated and spectacular textures and digital displays throughout the angular dashboard and Audi says the e-tron GT is spacious, even for passengers sitting in the back seat."
Essentially, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT combines the hardware technology of the Porsche Taycan with the design attributes of Audi’s R8 supercar; all for a starting price of just under $100,000.
Stay tuned for more Audi e-tron GT info soon, here on MotorWeek.