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Audi RS e-tron GT is India’s Fastest Production Car

Audi’s EV sports car accelerates faster than any other stock car thanks to AWD, 646hp, and 830Nm of instant torque.

The Audi RS e-tron GT, the brand’s flagship electric vehicle, has been named not only the fastest EV, but also the fastest production car in India. The RS e-tron GT, driven by Autocar India Road Test Editor Saumil Shah, set a quarter-mile time of 11.110 seconds at the recent Drag Star Night Race hosted by Elite Octane Inc at Mumbai’s Pawan Hans airstrip – the fastest time ever recorded by an unmodified car in India. Furthermore, the four-door EV was the event’s third fastest car, trailing only two modified Nissan GT-Rs with times of 10.848sec and 10.539sec.

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Audi RS e-tron GT is India's Fastest Production Car
Audi RS e-tron GT is India’s Fastest Production Car

With No Modifications, The Audi RS e-tron GT Sets a New Quarter-Mile Time

The RS e-tron GT’s achievement stands out even more because a recorded time in the low 11sec range has previously been the domain of only heavily modified cars in India. This completely stock vehicle arrived at the event with a battery gauge reading of about 35%, standard-issue road tyres, and no other modifications. It also had a 2.3-tonne kerb weight, which was far more than any other ICE vehicle in the competition.

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With No Modifications, The Audi RS e-tron GT Sets a New Quarter-Mile Time
With No Modifications, The Audi RS e-tron GT Sets a New Quarter-Mile Time

So, how did it pull it off? In ‘boost mode,’ the performance was certainly there, with a maximum of 646hp and an instantly available reserve of 830Nm. With sharp reaction times and the car’s incredibly quick-acting e-AWD system, it was able to hook up and bolt off the line even on the less-than-ideal surface of the runway, establishing a sizeable lead early in all of its runs. It reached a top speed of 201.86 kph when crossing the finish line.

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The Quarter-Mile Performance of The Audi RS e-tron GT was Repeated at BIC

The Quarter-Mile Performance of The Audi RS e-tron GT was Repeated at BIC
The Quarter-Mile Performance of The Audi RS e-tron GT was Repeated at BIC

The RS e-tron GT competed in another quarter-mile drag racing event, the Northern Motorsport drag races, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, shortly after the Mumbai event. The electric Audi was able to blitz a quarter mile down the start-finish straight in a very similar time of 11.173sec, and was the second-quickest car at the event, the quickest stock vehicle, and, of course, the quickest EV, piloted by Evo India magazine editor Sirish Chandran.

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