We were waiting for it like water in May and, although the brand has already launched its first fully electric model with the e-tron, it was not until 2021 when the house with the four rings hit the table with a real blow by launching the first 100% electric model. under the Audi Sport brand: the Audi e-tron GT quattro and its more radical version, the Audi RS e-tron GT.
In the RS e-tron GT, the electric motor on the front axle produces 175 kW (238 hp), while the rear motor has an output of 335 W (456 hp). Total system power in this case is 440 kW (598 hp), and maximum torque is 830 Nm. In mode boost, the power increases momentarily to 475 kW (646 hp).
If we talk about figures, the high-performance model offers great dynamic performance in its two versions: the e-tron GT quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, while the RS barely needs 3.3 seconds , in both cases in mode boost. Top speed is 245 km/h on the e-tron GT and 250 km/h on the RS. Almost nothing.
The rivals of the Audi RS e-tron GT
Until the arrival of the Audi RS e-tron GT, the Audi R8 has always been the sporty pinnacle of the German range. Audi sums up the characteristics of the latest generation of the R8 in a simple phrase: “Born on the track, produced for the road”; and the truth is that I can think of no better definition for the model.
The Audi R8 V10 Performance combines top-level performance with a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated FSI engine capable of producing 620 hp and 580 Nm, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. It reaches a very high rotational speed (up to 8,750 rpm) and its response is even more immediate, if possible.
The second rival is THE FAMILY MEMBER par excellence. In the engine compartment and, thanks to technology mild-hybrid (MHEV) from Audi with a main electrical installation of 48 V, the 4.0 TFSI of 600 CV and 800 Nm of torque of the RS 6 Avant combines maximum performance and high efficiency. It declares a 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of up to 305 km/h.
For its part, the Audi RS Q8 has the same 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that we have already seen in the Audi RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. It offers a not inconsiderable 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm of torque, which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, while the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h it does it in just 13.7 seconds.
The new Audi RS 3 is just as powerful as its predecessor. However, it now delivers 400 hp at a lower revs and 20 Nm more torque, also at a lower revs. The model is equipped with the 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engine producing 294 kW (400 hp) at 5,600 rpm. According to the brand, it offers rapid acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
The Audi RS 5 Coupé features a newly developed V6 biturbo engine that enters a new dimension in terms of thrust and efficiency. From 1,900 rpm and up to 5,000 rpm, the 2.9 TFSI delivers a maximum torque of 600 Nm, while, with a power of 331 kW (450 CV), which is equivalent to a performance of 155.5 CV/litre. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.