Of all the new electric cars to launch in Ireland this year, this is one of the most exciting. This is Audi’s new electric sports car, the e-tron GT and it goes up against the Tesla Model S. With a 479 kilometre range, striking styling and lots of features borrowed from the Porsche Taycan, the e-tron GT is seriously impressive. Prices start from €102,000 excluding grants.
Audi has found something special with the styling of the e-tron GT. It looks good from every angle, with a swooping front end and a fully enclosed front grille, sharp creases and intakes along the side and a striking LED light cluster at the rear.
e-tron GT Models:
It launches to the Irish market with two different models to choose from, the entry level e-tron GT Quattro that we tested, or a high performance RS e-tron GT model that we look forward to reviewing at a later stage.
Batteries and charging:
Both models get an 85Kwh battery pack and Audi claims an electric range of up to 488 kilometres from a single charge. It’s setup for fast charging too, for example with an IONITY fast charger it should be possible to charge the battery up to 80 percent In 25 minutes.
As you would expect, the e-tron GT gets Audi’s latest and greatest tech inside with large touch screens and a clever heads up display as standard, while it’s nice to see that Audi has retained some physical buttons for controlling the air conditioning too. The e-tron GT is also offered with an optional vegan-leather interior including seats made from recycled materials.
The e-tron GT Quattro is as exciting to drive as it looks, with 470 horsepower going to electric motors at the front and rear. This means it can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.1 seconds and it feels every bit as fast with instantaneous power delivery. Audi is keen to point out how agile it is to drive too as power can be sent to the front and rear wheels depending on different driving conditions. From our short drive in the car today I can confirm this to be true!
Prices for the Audi e-tron GT Quattro start from €102,395 in Ireland excluding grants. We look forward to bringing you a full review of this car at a later stage, along with the high performance RS e-tron GT too.