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I guess the e-tron GT will be more a Model S, Lucid Air, Taycan competitor. But in an initial video the RS variant looks pretty great!
Misha said something about it being relatively affordable, at least compared to the Taycan.

Something to think about after the P*2 lease is up!
 

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For prices starting at £100k for the base model and £130k for the RS it had better be extremely impressive.

Also knowing Audi you can probably add another £10-20k of options on them too!

Its basically a re-skinned Taycan, so unless I was Ana Audi fan boy I'd get one of them instead.
 

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yeah, what made my ears perk up is him mentioning that it should be significantly more affordable than the Taycan. Remains to be seen I guess!
 

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yeah, what made my ears perk up is him mentioning that it should be significantly more affordable than the Taycan. Remains to be seen I guess!
Base models maybe ... but Audi normally chop a lot more options off that you have to spec back so they end up being the same price ... well in the UK at least.
 

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Sounds like that would make for a good discussion at the local establishment.
 

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I’m excited for the GT. Positioning as a halo car makes sense - I believe they’re being produced in the same facility as R8, and probably are intended to fill the same niche, but electric. Once they hit the right mix of price/performance/range, I suspect something in the e-tron family will replace our S3.
 

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Carwow/Mat Watson tested it too

He says the regular etron GT will be 100k GBP and the RS version will be 130k GBP, so yeah, Taycan money basically.
 

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Oh God... I'm realizing what a Polestar fan boi I've become. I mean... It looks fast and fun... And it looks pretty cool... But I'm not sure I'd get the Audi even if loads cheaper... It just doesn't look that special to me and far less useful as a daily driver.

'Guess I'm hopeless.
 
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Would love to see a smaller version, similar to the A5. I seems the GT is similar in size to the A7, right?

I was hooked on the first A5 when I saw the first pictured. Had that deja vu when I saw the first pictures of the P*2.
 

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I saw a taycan turbo parked near our house today. First I’d seen in the flesh. Looked great!
 

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Would love to see a smaller version, similar to the A5. I seems the GT is similar in size to the A7, right?

I was hooked on the first A5 when I saw the first pictured. Had that deja vu when I saw the first pictures of the P*2.
With Mat in the backseat, it looked awfully similar to the P*2. I'm wondering if functionally it's not that much bigger on the interior than smaller cars like the Model 3 or P*2.

The Taycan is pretty cramped in the backseat (allowed myself to see and sit in it at the local dealer - didn't test drive as I'd've been done for and mrs. p would have a few words...). I imagine this will be similar.
 

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I think my reaction is that it looks really hot, but hard to justify the $100K starting price (especially with a Taycan now starting at $80K). They’ve got great packaging and handling I’m sure, and some solid charging technology, but it’s hard to justify the 50%+ premium for the GT over Polestar or Ford to put up similar bottom-line (range and acceleration) numbers.
 

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I think it's just a beautiful car! Really beautiful. Not as practical as the Polestar when it comes to rear seat room and the trunk, but just beautiful.

I will say, now that I'm used to the minimalist interior of the Polestar 2, the interior seems way, way too busy for me. But I'm sure it works well... perhaps better with more direct switches.

A bit pricey, though.
 

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I think this looks fantastic, the cheapest model is £80k currently but hopefully they do a cheaper one for about £65k in the future as I could see it as my next car if so.
 

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I think this looks fantastic, the cheapest model is £80k currently but hopefully they do a cheaper one for about £65k in the future as I could see it as my next car if so.
They just need to make a convertible version of it and they won’t be able to make them fast enough. Hopefully in three years when the Polestar lease comes to an end.
 

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They just need to make a convertible version of it and they won’t be able to make them fast enough. Hopefully in three years when the Polestar lease comes to an end.
or the Avant ...
 

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or the Avant ...
I understand why they started with an SUV, and the etron seems nice, but I just don’t get SUVs.

This however is stunning and is the first EV from Audi I liked. Too bad it’s one class above what I need in size/cost. For reference I’m happy with both my Polestar 2 and A5 Cabriolet, but this is more like an EV version of the RS7.

With any luck they’ll follow up with something slightly smaller/cheaper, in which case it’s not unlikely we will get our wish for an EV version of the RS4 Avant & RS5 Cabriolet :)
 
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