Published on May 15th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi e-tron GT Lands In Singapore
This all electric sexy super e-tron will be on the road soon.
It looks like some well to do Singaporeans will be driving the latest electric super sedan from Audi very soon, probably before Christmas 2021. The first e-tron GT has just been unloaded from a plane and on its way to be approved by the Singapore Road Transport department for sale.
In case you were wondering, this e-tron GT selling price in Europe starts from 99,800 euros (up to 138,200) which is about RM490,000 (to RM680k) which means it will be priced very close to its sibling, the Porsche Taycan.
Local Singapore automotive website sgcarmart has the selling price details with all taxes and Category B COE price included (see picture below). They also have the Singapore selling price of the Porsche Taycan and it shows a very small gap between the two cars. This means the possible selling price of the Audi e-tron in Malaysia will also be very close to the Porsche Taycan.
The Audi e-tron GT is a dynamic work of art. Long, low, wide, and exhilarating, it is a grand turismo that further expands Audi’s prominent role in electric mobility.
Its classically beautiful design proportions are accentuated by large wheels, a wide track, and long wheelbase – lower and wider than the Audi A7 while maintaining approximately the same length. Aesthetics arise from efficiency; an inverted Singleframe grille reinterprets honeycomb design elements, distinctive quattro blisters above each wheel, and a flat greenhouse with sloping roofline define e-tron GT design. Coupled with radiator and brake duct air inlets that can close when not needed to optimize aerodynamics, drag coefficient is a low 0.24, helping the e-tron GT move with efficiency in complement with its velocity.
Battery and charging
All Audi e-tron GT will benefit from a 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with a unique integrated cooling structure underneath the battery pack. This draws heat away from the battery pack and allows the battery to be housed within an aluminum frame designed for structural rigidity and to protect occupants.
With an 800-volt electrical architecture, the e-tron GT comes standard with the ability to charge at a speed up to 270 kW using DC fast-chargers. Preliminary manufacturer’s estimated ranges based on approximation of EPA test cycles for a full charge are 238 miles for the e-tron GT and 232 miles for the RS e-tron GT.
An element of performance the Audi e-tron GT shares with the world’s most thrilling roller coasters also contributes to its exhilarating performance: permanently excited magnets. Found in both the front and rear axles of the e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT, permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) are ideal for the e-tron GT thanks to the motors’ ample, instant torque from a standstill. The e-tron GT produces 235 horsepower at its front motor and 429 horsepower at its rear motor. The motors’ net combined output is 469 horsepower, or up to 522 horsepower with overboost for 2.5 seconds with launch control, and 629Nm of torque (640Nm with overboost). This allows the e-tron GT to repeatedly accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 152 mph.
In two events on the digital Day of Progress, the Four Rings showcased the highlights of this fully electric Gran Turismo: dynamic driving performance, emotional design, and sustainability.
“The e-tron GT is a stand-alone Gran Turismo, reinterpreted for the future. Its looks are a testament to premium automotive design. Bringing impressive driving performance, this is electro-mobility in the most emotive way. And with its sustainable concept, it takes a stand,” explains Markus Duesmann, CEO of AUDI AG.