Audi RS e-tron GT electric sports car 2023 review

Is the Audi RS E-TRON GT any good

Audi RS e-tron GT – Electric sports cars don’t come much better than the Audi RS e-tron GT. Beautiful in design, elegant interior, fast and fluent.

Audi RS e-tron GT front quarter 2 We are talking twin electric motors that pump out some 440kW of power and a staggering 830Nm of torque. All this from a 93kwh battery and a maximum range of up to 488kilometres.

Performance is a staggering 0-100km/h time of 3.3 seconds combined with impressive ride and handling dynamics.

Just like a normal engine, the faster you drive it the shorter the range. Charging the battery can be done on a home 11kW AC charging station or at fast chargers. Trying to do it on a normal 240V 10Amp plug takes forever.

Long, sleek and wide the RS e-tron GT sits on 21-inch alloy wheels that house tungsten carbide brake discs, clamped with distinctive red calipers. Its thrilling drive dynamics are heightened with the e-quattro sport differential with torque vectoring and all-wheel steering.

As you may expect being an Audi, the interior ambience is luxurious, comfortable and packed with safety features. The seats cocoon the occupants and driver ergonomics are spot on.

The RS e-tron GT is priced from $249,700* plus the usual costs.

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Audi RS e-tron GT front

More Audi RS e-tron GT thoughts

  • Audi builds some simply beautiful cars and the e-tron GT is amongst the best
  • The interior is familiar to Audi owners with everything laid out in a practical and functional way.
  • I always like the Haptic touch central screen functionality.
  • Occupant comfort can be described as sumptuous.
  • Its big and low though and you have to remember that when driving in carparks and speed bumps etc.
  • Visibility out the rear is heavily restricted.
  • Its fast, very fast, and exhilarating to drive.
  • It drives like a sports car almost half its size.
  • The wheels and tyres, especially the rear, are massive
  • Charging at fast chargers is ok, at home on the charge kit as well
  • But charging on a normal 240V 10 Amp plug takes forever.
  • Audi Australia is also offering all e-tron vehicles – including the e-tron GT models – with a comprehensive customer offer that includes a 6-year subscription to the Chargefox charging network.

Audi RS e-tron GT reverse camera

What is good?

  • Elegant design
  • Comfortable and sumptuous interior
  • Refined motoring

What is not so good?

Audi RS e-tron GT charging

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Audi RS e-tron GT rear quarter

Audi RS e-tron GT Final thoughts

Its big, quiet, stylish and very fast.

Typically Audi in luxury and comfort, the RS e-tron GT is the pinnacle of the Audi EV range.

However its expensive, which I could live with, but has relatively poor range and that’s an issue for me.

But I absolutely loved the big Audi EV. Its exhilarating to drive

Simply stunning.

Audi RS e-tron GT front battery charger storage

Audi 

Model   

RS e-tron GT

Model Price$246,875 MLP*
EngineBattery Electric motor
DrivetrainTwo speed automatic e-quattro
Battery Capacity / type93kWh / Lithium Ion
Power440kW / 475Kw (boost)
Torque830Nm
Range (WLTP) / ADR433Km max
Range on test390km
Economy / efficiency20.2kwh/100k / 24.8kWh on test
Fast Charge**/ Home22.5 mins (270kW) / 30 plus hrs
Safety5 Star ANCAP (e-tron tested July 2019 )
CO2 EmissionsZero driving emissions
0-100kmh/Top Speed3.3 secs / N/A
Servicing24mth / 30,000km Free up to 90,000km
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist6Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

** Using a 270kW fast charger from 10-80%

Audi RS e-tron GT interior front

Overall Rating    

88/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance10
Ride and Handling9
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose8
Style / Appeal9
Technology/connectivity10
Value for Money7

Audi RS e-tron GT boot

Dimensions

 
Overall Length4989mm
Wheelbase2900mm
Width2158mm
Height1401mm
Wheels21×9.5 Alloy front / 21 X 11,5 Alloy rear
Tyres265/35 R21 / 305/30 R21
Max ground clearanceUp to 111mm
Wading DepthN/A
ApproachN/A
RampoverN/A
Departure angleN/A
Turning Circle KTKTBA
Boot MinN/A
Boot Max350L
Kerb Weight2422kg
Battery weightTBC
Payload (kg)438kg
GVM (kg)2860kg
GCMN/A
Towing CapacityN/A
Tow Ball ratingN/A

Audi RS e-tron GT rear

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Summary

Audi RS e-tron GT is big, quiet, stylish and very fast. 

Typically Audi in luxury and comfort, the RS e-tron GT is the pinnacle of the Audi EV range. 

However its expensive, which I could live with, but has relatively poor range and that’s an issue for me. 

But I absolutely loved the big Audi EV. Its exhilarating to drive

Simply stunning. 

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.