The latest Audi E-Tron GT RS

Audi has revamped its E-Tron GT sports saloon

The latest Audi E-Tron GT RS is now the most powerful car from the brand, boasting a staggering 912 brake horsepower. Updates to the saloon include a spirited Performance variant, along with enhancements to extend its driving range and accelerate charging.

Audi has revamped its E-Tron GT sports saloon with a fresh design and significant technical upgrades to align it closely with its recently upgraded Porsche Taycan sibling.

Many of these updates mirror those found on the Porsche Taycan, with which the E-Tron GT shares its J1 platform. These enhancements encompass major improvements in battery capacity, motor power, and DC fast-charging capabilities.

Thanks to advancements in cell technology and a more compact cooling system, Audi has boosted the battery capacity from 84kWh to 97kWh usable, while also trimming its weight by 9kg. Unlike the Taycan, the E-Tron GT does not offer a smaller battery option.

These improvements have also ramped up the maximum charging speed to 320kW, up from 270kW. Audi highlights that the car can maintain speeds above 280kW until around 70% charge, across a broader range of temperatures.

In this latest update, Audi has reorganized the E-Tron GT lineup. The base dual-motor version, now packing 671bhp, has been renamed the S E-Tron GT.

Most notably, the RS E-Tron GT has been upped to 845bhp, while the new RS E-Tron GT Performance now reigns supreme with a colossal 912bhp. This crowns it as Audi’s most powerful model yet, capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds.

While these power outputs differ slightly, the new E-Tron GT models closely parallel the Taycan 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S variants respectively.

Audi has not scheduled a single-motor version, citing limited demand and capacity constraints at the Böllinger Höfe factory, formerly home to the R8.

Previously, the standard and RS E-Tron GT models appeared nearly identical. Audi has taken this opportunity to create clearer distinctions between them.

Consequently, the S E-Tron GT now sports silver triangular inserts in the front air dam, akin to Audi’s combustion-engine S models.

Meanwhile, RS models feature more aggressive L-shaped inserts, optionally available in new ‘camouflage’ carbon fiber for the Performance model as part of a carbon pack. Additional visual updates include a hexagonal embossed pattern on the front grille and a redesigned diffuser with a central reflector on RS models. Audi offers a range of new optional wheel designs and paint finishes.

Inside, the most noticeable change is the redesigned steering wheel, now featuring a flat top and bottom with touch-sensitive button panels. RS versions add two satellite buttons for selecting from three customizable drive modes. Additionally, 14-way adjustable sports seats, previously optional, are now standard.

Like the Taycan, air suspension is standard across the E-Tron GT range, with two variants available. The standard setup features a two-chamber, dual-valve system offering improved comfort and body control. An optional active suspension system ditches anti-roll bars in favor of four individual hydraulic actuators. In Comfort mode, it actively tilts the car into corners and mitigates pitching during acceleration and braking.

Both versions can lift instantly when the door opens to aid entry and exit.

While sharing hardware with the Taycan, the Audi distinguishes itself with a more comfort-focused tuning, underscoring its GT character.

UK pricing details are pending, but in Germany, the S E-Tron GT starts at £106,440, the RS E-Tron GT at £124,600, and the RS E-Tron GT Performance at £135,585. Each sees an increase in cost, accompanied by enhancements in standard equipment.