Get a good look at the performance EV.
Audi continues to tease the upcoming RS E-Tron GT performance saloon. The vehicle wears a wrap with a pattern that slightly conceals the styling, but it's not too hard to imagine how the final model looks.
The RS E-Tron GT will allegedly debut with a two-motor powertrain making a total of 684 bhp (510 kilowatts) and 612 pound-feet (830 Newton-metres) of torque. This is reportedly enough for the sedan to reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in 3.5 seconds. The battery has a capacity of 93.4 kilowatt-hours and 83.7 kWh of that is usable. A three-motor version might come later.
To handle this performance, there's a sophisticated thermal management system. "In the E-Tron GT, we have two coolant circuits for the technical components operating on different temperature levels. The cooler one controls the temperature of the high-voltage battery and the warmer one serves the electric motors and power electronics. Plus, there’s a cold circuit and a heating circuit for the interior, Christian Schröder from Audi subsidiary PSW said.
The system even works with the navigation system when the driver selects a charging station. Around 30 minutes before arrival, the thermal management tech adjusts the battery's temperature to be ideal for the current level of charge and the station's capacity.
Check out the RS E-Tron GT:
The RS E-Tron GT shares its platform with the Porsche Taycan. The two-motor setup provides all-wheel drive, and the saloon also has four-wheel steering. It rides on three-chamber air springs with multiple available modes that even affect the ride height. Audi will offer the sedan with optional carbon-fibre ceramic brake discs, but steel rotors will come standard
Audi isn't yet giving a date for the RS E-Tron GT's debut, but we know the event is before the end of the year.