Now with PHS Automotive as the official distributor of Audi in in Malaysia, the brand has finally debuted its fully electric vehicle (EV), the Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT. Not yet launched, bookings are now open for the Ingolstadt EV supercar, with prices ranging between an estimated RM559,000 to RM643,000 for the e-tron GT and between an estimated RM749,000 to RM769,000 for the RS e-tron GT.
Sharing the same ‘J1’ underpinnings as the Porsche Taycan, the Audi e-tron GT will be available with all wheel drive (AWD) as standard. The e-tron GT gets a dual motor setup that makes 476 hp and 630 Nm. This can be momentarily increased to 530 hp and 640 Nm with the launch control, providing a 4.1 second 0-100 km/h acceleration time.
As its name suggests, the RS e-tron GT is more powerful, also with a dual motor setup, but making 598 hp and 830 Nm. Boost mode temporarily increases the output to 646 hp, and the RS e-tron GT does the century sprint in 3.3 seconds. Top speed of the EV supercar is 250 km/h.
Storing energy in both the Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT is an 85-kWh battery pack that provides up to 487 km of electric driving range. Like the Taycan, the e-tron GT gets an 800 V architecture, which means charging can be done swiftly. With AC charging, the e-tron can handle a maximum rate of 22 kW as standard, while with DC fast charging, both cars can handle a rate of up to 270 kW. With 270-kW DC fast charging, charging from 5% to 80% only takes 22.5 minutes.
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Known by some as Tony Stark’s car from one of the superhero movies, its exterior highlights include the covered front Singleframe, active spoiler, and overall sleek design. Interior highlights include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch central touchscreen unit, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.
If you’d like to check out the car, the e-tron GT will be displayed at Audi’s showroom in Glenmarie, Juru, and Setia Alam. It will also be displayed at the Audi Showcase in 1 Utama Shopping Centre from February 22 to 26. Soon to join the e-tron GT in Malaysia is the Q8 e-tron range.
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