Audi Sports to get electric with E-Tron GT’s RS version

Audi Sport is planning on for division to embrace all electric model starting with E-tron GT’s RS version where as E-tron GT is an all electric sedan highly based on Porsche Taycan. Audi’s version of the Taycan, the E-Tron GT, is set to receive both S and RS derivatives in the same vein as Porsche’s first electric car is currently offered in 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S flavors.

The E-tron lineup comprises of two SUVs: the E-tron and the E-Tron Sportback. Starting with the E-tron GT, the upcoming electrified RS model lineup includes an E-tron version of the R8, RS4, as well as an RS-badged E-tron Sportback SUV.

This concept was developed with a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup and a 96-kWh battery. It is expected to offer about 582 horsepower for a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and a 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in a little over 12 seconds before maxing out at an electronically capped 149 mph (240 km/h). It was able to make 400 kilometers (248.5 miles) between charges per WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) and needed roughly 20 minutes to recharge its battery pack to 80%, enough for over 320 km (198.8 miles) of range.

The E-tron GT is also expected to share most of its mechanicals with the Taycan and is likely to come with similar range and fast-charging capabilities. The standard version of the E-tron is expected to come out this year followed by the range-topping RS version. As per to the same new report it was notified that Audi is also planning on for S version with the range topping RS versions but is expected to arrive later.

Details of the new car have yet to be made official, but it is expected that it will look broadly similar to the 2015 car but besides that its has revealed that the RS4 will be first RS model to gain a PHEV setup hence the next gen RS4 is likely to make use of four cylinder engine paired with the E-motor. We expect to make its debut by 2021.

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