The Audi e-tron GT quattro was named World Performance Car of the Year 2022, marking the continued strong momentum in the electric vehicle segment at this year’s awards ceremony.
The all-electric German model beat out finalists in its class, including the BMW M3 and M4, Porsche 911 GT3, Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R.
From this, the initial entry list was trimmed to consist of the e-tron GT quattro, M3/M4 and GR86/BRZ joint entries. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 won the overall award for World Car of the Year 2022, and it also took home the accolades for World Electric Car of the Year 2022 and World Car Design of the Year 2022.
Meanwhile, the 2022 World City Car of the Year title was awarded to the Toyota Yaris Cross and the Mercedes-Benz EQS the 2022 World Luxury Car of the Year.
As the entry point to the e-tron GT series, the e-tron GT quattro features a dual-motor powertrain consisting of a 238 PS front motor and a 435 PS rear motor for a total system output of 476 PS, or up to 530 PS and 640 PS The launch control of Nm is 2.5 seconds. So configured, the 0-100 km/h sprint is completed in 4.1 seconds and the top speed is 245 km/h.
The e-tron GT quattro has a more muscular teammate in the RS e-tron GT, with a boost of 598 PS and 830 Nm of torque output, or up to 646 PS in supercharged mode. When the RS e-tron GT is fully extended, the 0-100 km/h acceleration takes just 3.3 seconds and the top speed can reach 250 km/h.
Gallery: Audi e-tron GT quattro