Ever been on one of those roller coasters where a sign warns you to keep your head pinned against the headrest? Well, the 2022 Audi E-Tron GT RS needs a sign like that, and we have the headache to prove it. It took us four good stabs of the accelerator—and four slams of our skull against the headrest—before we learned our lesson, partly because we’re slow learners and partly because it’s hard to wrap your head around how quickly the Audi E-Tron GT can accelerate from virtually any speed.
Audi claims a 0-to-60-mph time of 3.1 seconds for the 590-hp E-Tron GT RS (an overboost feature bumps output to 637 horsepower in short bursts), but as is so often the case, that number doesn’t tell the whole story. Its 3.1-second time isn’t just mash and go, mind you, as its Quattro all-wheel-drive system lets the rear end skitter around a bit before it digs in. But it’s when you hammer the throttle while on the move—no matter if you’re going 15 mph or 50—that the rush of its 612 lb-ft of on-demand torque really hits you. (Quite literally, in our case.) As in its Porsche Taycan cousin, there’s a two-speed transmission at work back there, though we’ll be darned if we could ever feel it shifting. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.