Since the Audi e-Tron GT was unveiled, I’ve been looking forward to driving it to see what the hype is about and what better place to drive it than the winding, quiet roads of Inverness, Scotland. The e-tron GT comes in the RS version as well but for the purpose of this video, we have the non RS version in metallic Daytona Grey.
The e-tron GT comes in different trim levels; you have the standard quatrro, the Vorsprung edition like this one in this video, RS e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT carbon black and RS e-tron GT Carbon Vorsprung, all offering different extras.
The e-tron GT is a head-turner, the type that makes you want to sell your car or something so you can get one yourself. When you see the e-tron GT in person, it’s a beautiful-looking car and aggressive looking in the right places. The side profile is unassuming, then you move around a little, you’ll notice its aggressive shoulders and stance. Just above the rear wheel arches, it has those sharp lines and when you’re driving, you see it in the side mirrors, and it makes you feel like you have the iron man suit on ready to save the world.
Move to the back and you notice the LED lights with 3D effect and I love it! The long light bar is functional too and not just there for design. The indicator animation is great and you even get a spoiler that you can also manually have up or down. The boot space is large but the way it’s designed with the sloped back means it has a smaller entrance into the boot and there’s a frunk too. If you look up top, you’ll notice you have so much glass, and that’s because it has a panoramic roof and I like that it doesn’t go all the way to the front like the Tesla as it can become annoying when it’s super sunny and you still need to have the front roof gadgets too.
Looking at the side profile again, it slopes towards the back, giving it a coupe, sporty look. The door handles don’t pop out like the Taycan, but that’s ok and you get two electric charging points on either side, although only the passenger side has the rapid charge point. For a long car, it makes it easier to park either side and still be able to charge your car at home. You’ll also notice the air inlet on the side that allows for better airflow and also cooling the brakes when it needs it.
On the front, the e-tron GT is designed to be aerodynamically efficient. Audi says it has a drag coefficient of just 0.24 and the front is bold, with a mix of tech to allow airflow as well as some radar tech just below it for things like Audi Pre sense. The LED headlamps are striking and have signature 3D-look daytime running lights and the indicator is dynamic too. On this particular model, you get the Matrix LED headlights with segmented clusters as standard.
On the inside is all kinds of familiarity for any Audi driver. It has a Panoramic glass sunroof, 18-way adjustable front sports seats pro in fine Nappa leather with pneumatic seat bolster, ventilation and massage function, 3-zone automatic climate control with MMI or myAudi app-controlled remote pre-conditioning. Electric steering wheel adjustment with a 3-spoke sport contour heated wheel, Bang & Olufsen 710-watt premium sound system
The infotainment is very driver-focused featuring MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch with a 10.1-inch high-resolution colour navigation screen and 12.3- inch Audi Virtual Cockpit. There’s also Audi connect web-based services, Audi smartphone interface with wireless connectivity for selected handsets, Audi Phone Box wireless charging, so you can connect Apple Car Play or Android Auto.
You have plenty of safety equipment too like Night Vision Assistant, head-up display, parking assistance with surround-view cameras and remote parking pilot, city assist with side, intersection, and rear cross-traffic assist, Audi pre-sense rear and exit warning, Tour Pack with adaptive cruise control and assist, active lane assist, efficiency assist, turn assist, swerve assist and traffic sign recognition
This e-tron GT came with e-tron sports sound, air quality package, and 21″ Black 10-spoke Trapezoidal Aero alloy wheels as extras.
For performance, you get Electronically controlled adaptive air suspension, with continuously adaptive damping in the Vorsprung edition. Its electric motors are capable of 476PS, 640Nm of torque, top speed of 152mph, 0 to 62 in 4.1 seconds, and range up to 298 miles. In my experience, it did 200 miles comfortably with a mix of dynamic mode and driving at low speeds with no heating on, although you do get a heat pump here to take advantage of the otherwise wasted energy. It has a 93kWh battery and supports superfast DC charging capability at up to 270kW