Audi RS e-tron GT: the final word all-electric scorching lap


Speedy off the road

Because the lights exit, the Audi RS e-tron GT’s energy is boosted to 646PS for two.5 seconds by the launch management choice. Utilizing Audi’s amped up all-electric quattro drive, each ounce of instantly-on-demand all-electric torque is transmitted immediately to the highway. The shiny 10-spoke multi-spoke and low-profile 21-inch tyres grip the circuit and propel the Audi RS e-tron GT in the direction of Goodwood’s first nook with extra electrical acceleration than you’ll be able to comprehend, overlaying 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds.

“This automobile is significantly fast,” says Baz. “Some electrical automobiles I’ve pushed really feel quick, however that is one thing else. As I put my foot down, I used to be compressed up to now into the again of the seat that my leg was straight to the pedals. For the subsequent lap, I truly needed to transfer the seat ahead simply to verify I may maintain my foot planted to the ground!”

Sharp on the brakes

Inside seconds, the Audi RS e-tron GT reaches the difficult right-hander of Madgwick, arcing sharply out of view past the tip of Goodwood’s historic pitlane. As Baz stamps on the large pedal, the e-tron GT’s highly effective six-piston calipers chew arduous into the tungsten-carbide-coated brake discs.

“The brakes on the Audi RS e-tron GT are superior,” Baz admits. “They work greatest when there’s temperature in them, so that they actually come to life whenever you’re on-track. The braking is absolutely secure and predictable which provides you the arrogance to assault the corners and brake later and later with each passing lap.”

One of many Audi RS e-tron GT’s distinctive all-electric talents isregenerative braking. Honed by Audi within the white-hot warmth of twice-round-the-clock endurance racing at Le Mans, it recaptures unused vitality whereas the automobile is braking and directs it again to the e-tron GT’s large-capacity superior 93.4kWh lithium-ion battery. On the highway, this provides the Audi RS e-tron GT as much as 283 miles of vary. However right here, on the monitor, it’s all about effectively redirecting energy to be higher used later within the lap. 



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