Audi has unveiled the next model in its growing EV lineup, the 2022 e-tron GT and the sportier RS e-tron GT. The new e-tron is easily one of the best looking electric vehicles that has yet to hit the market.
The e-tron GT shares its platform with the Porsche Taycan. It measures 198 inches long, 77 inches wide and 55 inches tall, which means that it’s about the same size as the Tesla Model S and the Taycan.
The e-tron GT has two motors. The rear motor has 429 horsepower and the front motor has 235 hp. Combined they generate 469 hp, but an overboost function in Launch mode boosts that rating to 522 hp for 2.5 seconds. The electric motors also generate 464 pound-feet of torque.
Audi says that the e-tron will reach 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 152 mph.
The RS e-tron GT shares its front electric motor with the e-tron GT, but it has a more powerful rear motor that generates 450 hp. Together the two motors generate 590 hp and up to 637 hp with overboost. The torque rating is 612 lb-ft. The RS e-tron GT can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a top track speed of 155 mph, which is on par with the Audi R8.
The e-tron GT is powered by a 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. With an 800-volt electrical architecture, the e-tron GT comes standard with the ability to charge at 270 kW using DC fast-chargers. The e-tron GT can be recharged from 5-80% in just 22.5 minutes. The e-tron GT has a 238 mile range, while the RS e-tron GT has a 232 mile driving range.
The 2022 e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT will arrive this summer. The e-tron GT starts at $99,900, plus the destination charge, while the RS e-tron GT starts at $139,900.