Test drive of the 2023 Audi RS e-tron GT a new benchmark for electric sports cars?

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT test drive new benchmark for electric sports cars?

【PhoneAuto Test Drive】The Audi RS e-tron GT is a brand new electric sports car under the Audi brand. It was officially released in 2021 and went on sale in December 2022. The car is built on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan and has strong power, elegant appearance, and luxurious interior. It is a high-end product that combines technology, performance, and quality.

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

The exterior design of the Audi RS e-tron GT is very appealing. It features a low and sleek body, smooth lines, and large wheels, creating a sense of dynamism and futurism. At the front, it uses the hexagonal grille of the Audi family, but since it is an electric car, the grille does not actually serve as an air intake, but is more for decoration. On both sides of the grille are matrix-style LED headlights, and below are two large air intakes, adding layers to the front face.

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

On the side of the car, it adopts a coupe-style design, and the roof line extends from the A-pillar all the way to the rear, forming a beautiful curve. The car doors do not have traditional handles, but instead use an electronic induction opening method, which is more concise and technological. At the rear, it uses a through-type LED taillight, and below are two decorative pieces that mimic exhaust outlets, echoing the front face. Overall, the exterior design of the Audi RS e-tron GT is very successful, retaining the characteristics of the Audi brand while showing the personality of an electric sports car.

The interior layout of the Audi RS e-tron GT is also very exquisite, adopting a simple and delicate style with black as the main color, complemented by red and silver accents to create a sporty and luxurious atmosphere. Above the instrument panel is a 12.3-inch full LCD instrument screen, which can display various driving information and navigation maps, and can switch different interface styles according to the driving mode. Above the center console is a 10.1-inch touch screen, which can control entertainment, air conditioning, vehicle settings, and supports mobile phone interconnection functions such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Below the center console is an 8.6-inch touch screen, mainly used to adjust the air conditioning temperature and air volume, and integrated with physical buttons such as volume knob and start-stop button. There are also multiple touch buttons and shift paddles on the steering wheel for easy operation by the driver.

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

As for the seats, the Audi RS e-tron GT uses high-quality leather wrapping, with red stitching and RS logo. The seats have good support and comfort, and also have functions such as heating, ventilation, and massage. In terms of space, although the Audi RS e-tron GT is a sports car, the head and legroom in the front and rear rows are still acceptable, and the trunk capacity is not small, which can accommodate some luggage or golf bags and other items.

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

The power performance of the Audi RS e-tron GT is one of its highlights. It is equipped with two electric motors that drive the front and rear axles, forming a four-wheel drive system. Its maximum power is 646 horsepower, with a maximum torque of 830 Nm. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h. Its battery capacity is 93 kWh, with a WLTC range of 495 km, and supports up to 270 kW fast charging, which can charge from 5% to 80% in 22.5 minutes.

During the test drive, I felt the Audi RS e-tron GT’s strong power and agile handling. Its acceleration is very smooth and rapid, without any delay or jitter, and is accompanied by a virtual engine sound that adds to the driving pleasure. Its steering is also very precise and light, and can automatically adjust the steering ratio and assistance according to speed and road conditions. Its suspension is also excellent, and can automatically adjust the height and hardness according to road conditions and driving modes, ensuring vehicle stability and ride comfort. It is also equipped with carbon-ceramic brake discs and regenerative braking system, with excellent braking performance and energy recovery to extend the range.

The center console of the 2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

The Audi RS e-tron GT also performs differently in different driving modes. In Comfort mode, it reduces power output and suspension height, increases steering assistance and regenerative braking intensity, making driving more relaxed and energy-efficient. In Sport mode, it increases power output and suspension hardness, reduces steering assistance and regenerative braking intensity, making driving more exciting and stimulating. In Efficiency mode, it further reduces power output and suspension height, and turns off power-consuming devices such as air conditioning to extend the range. In Personalized mode, the driver can adjust various parameters according to their preferences to create their own exclusive settings.

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT

In terms of vehicle chassis, the Audi RS e-tron GT uses a three-chamber air suspension system, which can automatically adjust the height and hardness according to the road conditions and driving mode, ensuring vehicle stability and ride comfort. It is also equipped with carbon ceramic brake discs and regenerative braking system, which has excellent braking effect and can also recover energy to extend the range.

In terms of steering feel, the Audi RS e-tron GT uses all-wheel steering technology, which can automatically adjust the steering ratio and assist according to the speed and road conditions. At low speeds, the rear wheels rotate in the opposite direction to the front wheels, improving vehicle flexibility and handling; at high speeds, the rear wheels rotate in the same direction as the front wheels, improving vehicle stability and safety. Its steering wheel is also very precise and light, allowing the driver to feel every subtle change in the vehicle.

2023 Audi RS e-tron GT frameless doors

After test driving the 2023 Audi RS e-tron GT, I deeply appreciate the powerful strength of this luxury brand in the field of electric sports cars. It not only has an elegant appearance, luxurious interior, and strong power, but also has advanced technology and an environmentally friendly concept. It can be said to be a new benchmark for electric sports cars and a new image of the Audi brand. If you are interested in electric sports cars and have sufficient budget, the Audi RS e-tron GT is indeed a good choice.

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