RE: Audi RS e-tron GT | UK Review

RE: Audi RS e-tron GT | UK Review

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MStroud80

28 posts

24 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Imagine how fast it would accelerate if they got the weight down to a more 'normal' 1850kg for example.....

SWoll

10,885 posts

222 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MrGeoff said:
BlackWidow13 said:
Must have quite an appetite for pads, discs and tyres.
At that weight and level of power/torque it will devour tyres at an insane rate.
Our 2 ton, 500bhp Tesla would suggest not. Power delivery from the BEV drivetrain really seems to help as the torque curve is linear and TC systems are incredibly clever and fast acting. Nearly 10k miles with plenty of spirited driving in ours and the PS4S fitted from the factory barely look worn.

sidesauce

1,673 posts

182 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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fantheman80 said:
Jon_S_Rally said:
Wheels are shocking though. So many EVs seem to have really awful wheels.
Yeah why is this? Wonder if its to help the quinola brigade when they see it parked up. "This is nice Josh, wonder if its electric. Oh it is you can tell by the gash wheels.' All tryng to be too scifi...
No idea what you lot are on about; I love this car, particularly the wheel design - so much so, I'm actually doing the maths to p/x my i8 and add a little on top to order one as I type... I was looking at the Taycan but I genuinely prefer the GT aesthetic.

0-1% BIK (going into 2021-2022) for the win!

J4CKO

33,434 posts

164 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I think that is a better looking car than the Taycan, very nice.

Like Kambites said, irrelevant to most of us unless the lottery numbers come in.


cerb4.5lee

18,524 posts

144 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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J4CKO said:
Like Kambites said, irrelevant to most of us unless the lottery numbers come in.

Agree. Although if my numbers came up I'd rather have a noisy V12 than one of these though. This is definitely a step in the right direction(apart from the weight) for sure I reckon.

Mark_Blanchard

291 posts

219 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Lovely looking car. BMW take note!

Earl of Petrol

233 posts

86 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Putting EV on one side for a moment.
Why do performance Audi’s have to look so damn aggressive? This belongs in Mad Max. A Few years back the perception was that Audis were bought by nice decent people, professionals. BMWs were the pushy persons choice. How times have changed.

tim-jxv5n

149 posts

60 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Just dont do it, what's the point whilst we've still got combustion. I know 3 people with Taycans, 2 have problems with the brakes and my brother in laws stopped dead last week in the middle of the road and an hgv nearly killed him and my nephew.

Government will do a u turn once people are being killed on the roads

u9ge

52 posts

23 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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martin12345 said:
I'm addicted to V8's !!

TBH - having great electric cars at the top of the market seeing realistic to me as they can bear the expense of the batteries
How to make decent Fiesta sized cars with good range at an affordable price - that remains the tough nut to crack I think
Not a tough nut to crack, it’s just time. Look at the drop in pricing of EVs, battery density is increasing 3x every 10 years as shown in the real world by the difference between the two generations of Leafs. As every manufacturers gets going and R&D, supply chains and manufacturing grow the ICE white good end of the market will be in the rear view mirror very quickly.

abzmike

3,753 posts

70 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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tim-jxv5n said:
Just dont do it, what's the point whilst we've still got combustion. I know 3 people with Taycans, 2 have problems with the brakes and my brother in laws stopped dead last week in the middle of the road and an hgv nearly killed him and my nephew.

Government will do a u turn once people are being killed on the roads
Like they have on smart motorways? Anyway, different topic...

steveb8189

346 posts

155 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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tim-jxv5n said:
Just dont do it, what's the point whilst we've still got combustion. I know 3 people with Taycans, 2 have problems with the brakes and my brother in laws stopped dead last week in the middle of the road and an hgv nearly killed him and my nephew.

Government will do a u turn once people are being killed on the roads
Plenty of stories of Golf's stopping dead on motorways too so I wouldn't just blame the EV side of it

runnerbean 14

155 posts

98 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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A lovely car, but still not good enough. Look at the size and weight of the thing! Who wants to be lugging round half a ton extra over the Tesla Model 3, which has similar performance, more range and dimensions suited to to UK roads. Not to mention a better charging infrastructure.

Whilst I could justify a Taycan or one of these, and though I'm far from a Tesla fanboi (much lower build quality) as a device for getting from A to B and also for enjoyment I'd still pick the Model 3. I continue to marvel at the Model 3's packaging, and an incidental benefit is that the Tesla's depreciation will be a fraction of the others - depreciation being the main ownership cost of any electric car.

Ahonen

4,756 posts

243 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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0.24 is an astonishing drag coefficient for something with such a large frontal area and massive tyres.

It looks good. It's interesting that they've blended the Audi Massive Grille in to such an extent that it has pretty much disappeared. BMW look to be a few years behind the curve in this regard.

Holgate86

197 posts

4 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I would like to go EV for my next "main" car. But however good this car looks and performs the range isn't good enough for me to visit my son (290 miles return) once a month with a 280 mile range and the current charging network.

No matter how good the cars are, the infrastructure, maybe apart from Tesla, is pants. I recently watched a review of another Audi EV in which he did a couple of 250 mile trips, the first trip went OK but the second was a disaster when his planned charging stop was occupied which would have meant another hour to his scheduled 50 minute stop. He ended up scratching around for another charger.....

One charger at a Shell garage....8 fuel pumps, says it all really.

SidewaysSi

8,744 posts

198 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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So the best driving Audi is an EV. Or a Porsche.

In many ways it helps Audi that the industry is going in this direction as they were previously fairly incapable of producing a decent driving car in line with the competition (yes, there was the very odd exception).

whp1983

488 posts

103 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Maldini35 said:
whp1983 said:
First EV I actually want... very nice.

Want to see how these depreciate... see if it’s like an RS6 and it becomes more do-able in 3-4 years.

I also wonder if manufacturers will focus on weight reduction a little in future.
I agree it’s a handsome car but will you want one in 4 years time?
Will the battery be past it’s best?
Will the range be creeping down each month?

I don’t know the answers to these questions but I’m not sure anybody else does either.

Is this a £130k car that needs a new battery pack after 8 years?

Perhaps the battery pack can be easily and cheaply replaced? I don’t know.

Again, I don’t know and I’m not interested enough to go searching for answers...yet.
Perhaps after a few years and they hit the £50k mark I might be more curious.

Before I’m flamed I should add that I’m not anti EV but these are genuine concerns that I have.

Otherwise, all I see is a reclothed Taycan that weighs 2.3 tonnes and cost £110-130k.
Pretty car but hardly moving the game on.
All fair points- I’m willing to find out through ownership though at a different starting point (very much not in the market for a £130k car!)

Surely focussing on weight removal is best way to achieve extra range and performance- imagine lopping half a ton of this?!

Still can’t believe I’m talking in units of tonnage rather than kilos..... remember when companies talked about removing carpet and thinner sun visors to save grams here and there...... rather like turning up to an earthquake with a dustpan and brush now!

runnerbean 14

155 posts

98 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Ahonen said:
0.24 is an astonishing drag coefficient for something with such a large frontal area and massive tyres.
I think you may be confusing Cd with CdA.

tim-jxv5n

149 posts

60 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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abzmike said:
Like they have on smart motorways? Anyway, different topic...
You'll see

Water Fairy

3,588 posts

119 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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This kind of EV I can take too.

solopb

18 posts

104 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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