2021 Audi RS e-tron GT verdict and specs

The Audi RS e-tron GT is the first all-electric car to receive the brand's hallowed RS performance badge. Is it worthy of it?...

2021 Audi RS e-tron GT front

In summary then, the Audi RS e-tron GT feels very much like the Taycan, and that’s no bad thing at all. It changes direction with the same incredible vivacity and accelerates with a force that’s borderline unusable in the real world, even if the GT isn’t quite as rapid as a Taycan Turbo S on paper. No, the GT isn’t quite as communicative as the Taycan, yet it counters by being the slightly comfier, quieter companion.

Prices are expected to start around the £130,000 mark, close to the 751bhp, £138,826 Taycan Turbo S. However, as close as these two cars undoubtedly are, the differences  subtle as they may be  seem manifest enough to protect the RS e-tron GT from any offhand comments about it being a Taycan with an Audi badge on its nose.

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Specification: Audi RS e-tron GT

Price £130,000 (est) Engine Twin electric motors Power 646bhp (overboost) Torque 612lb ft Gearbox Single-speed automatic 0-62mph 3.1sec (est) Top speed 155mph Range 249 miles (est) CO2/tax band 0g/km/0%

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