Audi e-tron GT in New Zealand

Audi e-tron GT lands in New Zealand

The highly anticipated Audi e-tron GT has arrived on Kiwi shores, promising to demonstrate how exciting mobility can be.

The high performance GT car combines Audi Sport performance with Battery Electric Vehicle technology for the first time – and promises a new realm of performance. With stunning design, powerful drivetrains, dynamic handling and a significant range, the e-tron GT is the Gran Turismo of the future and a signature car for Audi today.

Audi e-tron GT

“The Audi e-tron GT shapes the future of Audi,” said Dean Sheed, General Manager, Audi New Zealand. “It combines mind-bending performance with everyday useability, spectacular style, sophisticated luxury, and a commitment to sustainability that defines Audi’s vision of premium mobility.

“It sets a benchmark for all Audis to come, and we think it will have people thinking differently about electric cars. We have certainly seen great interest in the car with almost all of our customer cars allocated for 2021.”

A new generation Gran Turismo: performance, practicality and sustainability

The e-tron GT is an Audi, the likes of which, the world has never seen – though the e-tron GT retains a host of familiar features that make it distinctly an Audi. The new car comes in two versions; the e-tron GT quattro and the RS e-tron GT. Both models are powerful, fast and dynamic, and both have zero local emissions – creating a character that redifines the concept of a high performance GT car.

Audi e-tron GT EV

Powerful: electric all-wheel drive and recuperation

With two electric motors – one each on the front and rear axles – the Audi e-tron GT is a true high-performance GT car. The e-tron GT quattro delivers a maximum power output of 350kW, while the RS e-tron GT produces 440kW. In overboost, each model can deliver 390kW and 475kW respectively. Torque figures for each model are 630Nm and 830Nm – delivered instantly by the electric drivetrain and two-speed transmission.

The RS version will achieve the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.3 seconds, while the e-tron GT quattro reaches the same mark in 4.1 seconds. As a result of its lightning-fast control operations, the electric all-wheel drive provides maximum dynamism, stability, and traction in any driving situation. When the driver releases the right pedal, the e-tron GT will typically switch to coasting mode.

While braking, the electric motors perform deceleration alone of up to 0.3g.

Audi e-tron GT

Aesthetics arisen from efficiency: the exterior design and aerodynamics

The exterior of the Audi e-tron GT is a dynamic work of art, with balanced proportions featuring a long wheelbase and wide track, large wheels and a flat roofline. The four-door coupe is 4.99 metres long and 1.96 metres wide, but is just 1.41 metres high. Despite the low height, Audi has created recesses in the high-voltage battery floor which allows the front passenger to place their feet to sit in a sporting, low and comfortable position.

Every detail of the exterior design is harmonious – from the headlights (with laser light standard on the RS version and optional on the quattro model), the powerful quattro blisters, and the wheels, all the way to the large diffuser at the rear. Customers can choose from nine paint colours, and the roof is made of glass as standard, with a light carbon fibre-reinforced polymer roof available as an option.

The drag co-efficient of the e-tron GT is just 0.24. Active elements manage the aerodynamics. Two controllable inlets supply the front brakes and the thermal management with cooling air as required. The rear spoiler extends to two positions depending on the driving situation. The fully panelled underbody, which flows into a broad diffuser, and the aero blades on some of the wheel options complete the aerodynamic concept. The outer skin of the e-tron GT is made entirely of aluminium. Parts made of hot-shaped steel form the rigid and impact-resistant backbone of the passenger compartment, with support from the aluminium housing of the high-voltage battery.

Charging the Audi e-tron GT EV

Fast charging and long ranges: the high-voltage battery

The e-tron GT quattro achieves a maximum range of up to 487 kilometres*, with the RS e-tron GT capable of achieving 472kilometres*. The high-voltage battery integrates 396 pouch cells with a flexible outer shell and provides a net capacity of 93KWh gross. Its voltage level of 800 volts enables fast direct current (DC) charging with a maximum of 270kW, meaning it can take only five minutes to charge for a distance of 100 kilometres.

The Audi e-tron GT in New Zealand

Discover the Audi e-tron

The new Audi e-tron is available from our team at Archibalds Audi.

Visit our contact page to make an enquiry.

* As per global WLTP standard. Acceleration, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures depend on the individual vehicle specifications.

**Maximum Retail Price (MRP) excludes on road costs and any optional extras.