22 Apr 2022
An Audi is not just a machine to move people from Point A to Point B. Your Audi is an expression of your personality. It looks good, feels good and sounds good. There is a high level of sensory engagement between owner and vehicle. Here we examine how the Audi e-tron GT quattro excites your sense of sight, touch and sound, while incorporating Audi’s concept of Living Progress that comprises Design, Sustainability, Digital and Performance.
Not surprisingly, the Audi e-tron GT quattro added to Audi’s winning streak by clinching the World Performance Car Award at the 2022 World Car Awards. This is the biggest and most prestigious new car awards ceremony internationally and is dubbed the “Oscars of the automotive world”. It marks the fifth time that Audi has won this award.
Its design is highly emotive, its technology is exhilarating. Two powerful electric motors provide dynamic driving performance and confident electric all-wheel drive. The Audi e-tron GT quattro expands the boundaries of premium electric mobility with its superior craftsmanship, electrifying performance, revolutionary technology, and sustainable production. It showcases Audi’s technological and design perfection in every detail. The Audi e-tron GT quattro ushers in a new era as it reinterprets the traditional gran turismo concept in a fully electric sports car.
The exterior of the Audi e-tron GT quattro is a dynamic work of art with balanced proportions – a long wheelbase, large wheels and a flat roofline. Aesthetically perfect, with sleek flowing lines, the Audi e-tron GT quattro is irresistibly eye-catching and deserving of The Straits Times Car of the Year 2021 honour. Enhancing this distinctive look are aerodynamic features like the air curtain, flush rocker and a huge diffuser at the rear. The aesthetics are not just for show, as they improve efficiency as well, resulting in a drag coefficient of just 0.24.
From the front, the Matrix-design LED headlights of the Audi e-tron GT quattro are three-dimensional sculptures with dynamic character and a modern aesthetic. What’s more, the daytime running light signature also functions as a turn signal displaying a series of sharply drawn angles that create a sporty look. On the rear, a sculpted light strip spans the entire width of the Audi e-tron GT quattro. It dissipates outwardly in larger and larger arrow segments, thereby creating the unique taillight signature.
Inside the Audi e-tron GT, the visually stunning panoramic sun-roof expands the driving experience skywards. It perfectly complements the pared-back cockpit with a well laid-out dashboard and a fully digital 12.3-inch colour display. Beyond impeccable and beautiful aesthetics, you will also appreciate its ergonomics and the feel of quality.
Audi knows that driving is still very much a hands-on experience. From your grip on the steering wheel, interactions with dashboard controls and the infotainment system, to the appreciation of texture and quality of car seats - every detail of the Audi e-tron GT quattro is a perfectly seamless combination of form and function. Quality is never compromised right down to using only natural tanning agents like strawberry leaves for the leather and premium materials for every component of the car. Everything is tested tirelessly. For example, the leather is subjected to about 45 tests for abrasion resistance to ensure longevity and higher quality.
Not only does every component look and feel good, it sounds good.
Audi knows sound is a big turn-on. From the roar of the engine and the solid thud of the doors closing to the smooth sounds of the windscreen wipers and the unique Audi ‘click’ of the controls, every Audi features a unique sound design. Then, there is the top-notch Bang & Olufsen 10-speaker audio system that ensures accurate sound reproduction. Very much like the incorporation of the various instruments of a symphony orchestra, all these sounds merge in perfect harmony.
To achieve this, Audi acoustics engineers record and analyse the sound of car components both inside and outside the vehicle to create a pleasing sound. Their efforts have resulted in the Audi e-tron GT quattro raising the bar on acoustic sound design for electric cars. Carefully engineered and sampled from different instruments and objects, it features a futuristic sporty sound that’s unique to the Audi e-tron range.
Comfort and contentment does not stop there for there is one more sense to satisfy.
There are hundreds of different materials that go into the making of an Audi and olfactory experts in the Audi Odor Team ensure that no disturbing smells are overlooked. Also known as the “Nose Team”, they work to remove or subdue the smell of the components and materials.In addition, the Odor Team sniffs out harmful smells. All parts and materials have to be analysed chemically. If certain health limits are exceeded then materials and parts have to be modified. Testing could include heating up materials to up to 65 degrees Celsius in a special component chamber for four hours.
The aim is a safe and smell-free environment since the customer should not be distracted from enjoying the comfort and the driving characteristics of an Audi.
The Audi e-tron GT quattro is designed and created to delight your senses. Come and experience it first-hand.