2023 Audi e-tron GT
Owner: Audi Hosted by: Richard James
The introduction of the e-tron GT marks a significant step in Audi’s bold electrification plan. Not only is it the most advanced Audi ever produced, but it’s also the first fully electric model to also be available with the iconic RS badge. As standard it develops up to 530PS, can propel itself from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds, and can cover up to 296 miles on a full charge.
Based on a dedicated fully electric vehicle platform, the e-tron GT has been built without compromise when it comes to performance and efficiency. Electric motors on each axle, which deliver Audi’s trademark quattro all-wheel drive, are powered by an 86kWh (net) lithium-ion battery. As the battery sits within the car’s floor, between the axles, it provides a low centre of gravity appropriate for a sports machine as well as a weight distribution very close to the 50:50 ideal.
When creating the e-tron GT, the flat electric drivetrain afforded Audi’s design team a blank canvas to work from. The absence of a conventional engine and gearbox allowed them to push the axles further apart to give a striking silhouette and elegant roofline. At 1410mm tall and 4990mm in length, the model has the dimensions of a classic grand tourer.
The car on show at the Concours will be wrapped in a design created by tailor Richard James.
Power: 530PS Top speed: 155mph (limited) 0-62mph: 4.1 seconds