On Wednesday, the Audi e-tron GT and RS GT were officially launched in India with a starting price of Rs 1.79 million (ex-showroom). Audi India is late to the electric party (the e-tron and e-tron Sportback were released in July), but now has the largest variety of premium and non-luxury vehicles in the country. The Audi e-tron GT is priced from Rs 1,79,90,000 to Rs 2,04,99,000, while the RS e-tron GT is priced from Rs 2,04,99,000 to Rs 2,04,99,000.
The Audi e-tron GT and RS GT are imported similar to the e-tron and e-tron Sportback. Striving to become a niche offering in an already niche segment, both have a lot of potential for those interested in electric cars. The Audi e-tron GT was first unveiled to the public in February this year, and is positioned as a direct competitor to Tesla’s Model S and Porsche’s Taycan. The fact that the e-tron GT is Audi’s most powerful electric vehicle is underscored by the even more powerful Audi e-tron RS GT variant.
The Audi e-tron GT has a very streamlined aerodynamic profile and a drag coefficient of just 0.24 to emphasize its performance capabilities. A prominent grille, sharp LED headlight module, and a turbine-like metal design all contribute to the vehicle’s dynamic appearance. The e-tron GT gets 20-inch alloy wheels, while the RS gets 21-inch alloy wheels.
The driving capabilities offered are perhaps the most notable, even outrageous, feature of Audi India’s latest. Torque on the e-tron GT is 630 Nm, with an additional 10 Nm in overboost mode. The e-tron RS GT is capable of much more with 830 Nm of torque. While there is no direct competition in terms of performance, the Audi e-tron GT and RS GT will pair with the e-tron and e-tron Sportback to take on the Mercedes EQC and Jaguar I-Pace.
The power output of the e-tron GT is 470 horsepower, while the RS variant has a power output of 590 horsepower. In additional overboost mode these values increase to 522 horsepower and 637 hp, respectively. Despite weighing around 2,300 kg, this electric vehicle accelerates from zero to 100 kmph in less than 4.1 seconds, or 3.3 seconds in the RS variant.