The 2023 Audi e-tron GT blends supercar capabilities with electric vehicle credentials, but what top speed and acceleration can drivers expect?
The 2023 Audi e-tron GT blends supercar capabilities with electric vehicle credentials, but how fast can it go? German carmaker Audi has steadily grown its portfolio of electric models, though the driving range offered pales in comparison to its competitors. However, Audi’s DC fast charging capabilities are what set it apart. Performance EVs are becoming increasingly popular, with automakers like Audi, Lucid, and Polestar keen on providing customers with clean mobility solutions that offer super-fast speeds.
Now in its second year of production, the 2023 e-tron GT packs some serious performance stats. It can offer 469 hp of output, and go up to 522 hp when boost mode is engaged. Equipped with dual synchronous motors and a 93 kWh lithium-ion battery, the EV can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The e-tron GT offers a top speed of 152 mph. Audi also has an RS e-tron variant that delivers up to 637 hp in boost mode and 590 hp in normal mode. It features a slightly higher top speed of 155 mph and acceleration speeds of 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds. The standard GT is available in two trims — Premium Plus ($104,900) and Prestige ($113,300). The RS edition starts at $143,900, making it the most expensive e-tron GT.
Audi e-tron GT Performance Features
The e-tron GT’s other performance features include e-torque vectoring plus, an adaptable all-wheel drive system that ensures the EV maintains stability and handling, regardless of the driving situation. It also supplies power to each axle, guaranteeing that the vehicle offers increased traction in almost all conditions. Despite being an all-electric product, Audi transfers its performance DNA to the e-tron GT. This yields the boost mode which, when engaged, can catapult the EV’s power output from 469 hp to 552 hp.
Optional all-wheel steering is available in the e-tron GT, and it’s designed to optimize low-speed maneuverability without sacrificing stability at high speeds. Drivers can experience rapid acceleration thanks to the two-transmission system intended to maximize speed and range. Speaking of range, the electric performance car offers 238 miles. Despite coming with a bit more power and top speed, the RS model lasts for just 232 miles. It should be noted that the vehicle’s condition and certain driver habits like frequent speeding may deplete the range faster than expected.
Fortunately, the e-tron GT features fast charging, allowing the battery to go from 5 percent to 80 percent in under 23 minutes. This should make buyers worry less about the EV’s underwhelming range stats. There are two charging ports on the EV — one each on the driver and passenger side. In a nutshell, the Audi e-tron GT has some standout features, but its driving range doesn’t measure up to competitors that cost less. For $94,990, the Tesla Model S promises up to 405 miles of range, a top speed of 149 mph, and a 0 to 60 mph record of 3.1 seconds.
Opting for the tri-motor variant gets drivers more speed (200 mph) and quicker acceleration (1.9 seconds), though it costs more ($114,990). However, that amount is more than fair since Audi expects prospective owners of the GT RS to pay a whopping $143,900. Another good deal for performance EV lovers is the Lucid Air Touring which delivers 620 hp and can travel for 425 miles before needing a charge. It starts at $107,400. Although the e-tron GT offers admirable performance stats, Audi needs to improve its range to attract more potential buyers.
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