The Audi e-tron GT and Audi RS e-tron GT, the top high-performance leaders in the Audi electrification sector, debuted in Korea on the 20th.
With a powerful electric motor, the’e-tron GT’ is a pure EV with a maximum output of 475kW up to a maximum output of 390kW when in boost mode.
In addition, a 93.4kWh lithium-ion battery is installed, and the WLTP standard’e-tron GT’ can drive 488km and the’RS e-tron GT’ can drive 472km when charged once.
Among them, the’Audi e-Tron GT’ is a pioneering electric vehicle with attractive design, comfort suitable for long-distance driving, everyday practicality, and a sporty driving performance that gives confidence. It is a model that realizes “progress through technology” on the road.
The e-Tron GT’s design language, characterized by its sporty Gran Turismo’s distinctive sensuous exterior and premium interior design, marks the beginning of future electric model design. The’Audi RS e-tron GT’, a high-performance model introduced together, is the first all-electric RS model, boasting the agile and dynamic handling characteristic of a high-performance vehicle.
These’Audi e-tron GT’ and’Audi RS e-tron GT’ are equipped with two powerful electric motors on the front and rear axles, respectively, with 390 kW (530 hp) and 475 kW (646 hp) output and 65.3 kg.m. It exhibits a strong torque of 84.7kg.m.
In addition, a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 93.4kWh is installed, and the WLTP standard’e-tron GT’ can drive up to 488km and the’RS e-tron GT’ can drive up to 472km on a single charge. Both models are equipped with an electric all-wheel drive system, the electronic quattro, which activates the electric motor for rear-wheel drive in case of slippery road surfaces, high power requirements or fast cornering, which is about five times faster than mechanical quattro drive.
The lithium-ion battery system is between the axles, the lowest point of the car, providing a low center of gravity suitable for sports cars, as well as providing a load distribution between the front and rear axles very close to the ideal 50:50.
High voltage batteries can store 83.7 kWh of net energy (93.4 kWh total) in both models. The battery incorporates 33 cell modules, each of which consists of 12 pouch cells with a flexible shell. In addition, the 800V system voltage provides high continuous output, shortens charging time, and reduces the space and weight required for wiring.
The design of the’Audi e-Tron GT’ and’Audi RS e-Tron GT’ accommodates the two classic design principles of Gran Turismo: sportiness and comfort, while at the same time being an important sustainability in electric mobility through an optimized aerodynamic design. Pursuing
In addition, it boasts high efficiency with a low drag coefficient of 0.24 through aerodynamic design developed through close cooperation between designers and engineers, such as a smooth flowing roof line and low position. In addition, the ultra-high-strength steel and reinforced battery housing ensure high rigidity and crash safety.
The interior design provides ample headroom and space to the occupants by arranging the instrument cluster around the driver so that the driver can intuitively control the vehicle, and the battery arrangement taking into account the vehicle roofline and seat position. In particular, it combines sportiness and sustainability by using recycled materials in a high proportion instead of leather in the interior.
Both models achieve sustainability not only in the drive method, but also throughout the production process.
The’Audi e-tron GT’ and’Audi RS e-tron GT’ are produced at the Bollinger Hoppe plant, which achieves energy balance and carbon neutrality. All facilities in which both models are produced use eco-friendly electricity and biogas-based thermal energy, and the logistics movement required for vehicle production is also taking an eco-friendly approach using carbon-neutral trains.
In addition, all assembly processes of the’Audi e-Tron GT’ and’Audi RS e-Tron GT’ are designed using software developed by the Audi brand and a virtual reality (VR) application, so that the use of a lot of paper and materials required for the production process is possible. You can save. These two models It is about to be released in Korea and the price is currently undecided.
Currently, Audi AG is continuing its roadmap to expand its electric vehicle portfolio to about 30 models by 2025 with a strategy towards sustainable e-mobility. Of these, 20 models will be presented as pure electric battery powered vehicles.
Accordingly, in February of this year, more than half of the newly launched models such as e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT, Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron were released as electrified models, and the electric car line-up from 3 to 7 2 It has more than doubled and will double the number of pure electric vehicle models in the future and strengthen PHEV models.