Tested: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT Whirs to 60 MPH in 2.9 Seconds

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Tested: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT Whirs to 60 MPH in 2.9 Seconds

To make sure the 2022 e-tron GT stands out among the brand’s other electric offerings, Audi asked sound engineers to develop a new soundtrack specifically for the e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT models. Before you go looking for it on Spotify, we’ll tell you that this “song” is played just for the e-tron driver. It’s a sort of intergalactic hum that transforms into a turbine whoosh as you accelerate, culminating in a 78-decibel whir at full thrust. It says, “I am the future,” and it’ll have you thinking dilithium crystals and calling a Scottish engineer to see how everything is going, but it’s not quite right for the e-tron.

The sound Audi should have used—and the one playing in my head right before hitting the accelerator—is the adrenaline-juicing click, click, click of a roller coaster on an upward climb. Flooring an e-tron GT produces the same lung-flattening rush of acceleration as a coaster in freefall.

For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.

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