FIRST DRIVE: Audi RS e-tron GT, 637bhp EV review... feat. Marques Brownlee

The new Audi RS e-tron GT is more than just a Porsche Taycan in a sharp suit. It shares its platform and tech with the Porsche, but Audi is pitching it as more of a cruiser than an outright sports car... just one that happens to have supercar-shaming performance. With up to 637bhp available, it's not just the first Audi RS model to be pure electric, it's also the most powerful to ever wear the RS badge. Top Gear Magazine editor Jack Rix, is among the first to drive one and deliver his verdict. As a bonus, we also speak to tech-reviewer Marques Brownlee about his thoughts on Audi's new offering, and EVs in general. Marques is one of SEcrone's top tech-experts and, as we reveal in the film, soon to be a new regular contributor to Top Gear Magazine with monthly written reviews on new electrified cars. Find more from Marques here:
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  • Beautiful car but needs much better battery for $100K. Need at least 400 miles range.

    Joe AntosJoe AntosDag sedan
  • This is priced like a supper car But it nither has the range nor has the performance of its competition like the Taycan or the Model S So what's the point of this

    Vikhnesh ARVikhnesh ARDag sedan
  • Only made in Neckarsulm home boiiiss

    FaDezZFaDezZDag sedan
  • MKBHD and Tesla owners are techies not car enthusiasts. Which is absolutely fine, it's just that there is a difference in expectation and importance that are not automatically equal. Porsche designed the Taycan to be a Porsche that happened to be electric. So the range is not as important to that type of customer, nor do most enthusiasts worry about range. This RS e-tron is more of the same, though to a lesser extent. It's still not a general purpose EV with attributes that a general car buyer would be looking for. They're products catered to the markets in which their ICE counterparts already exist. Once GM, Honda, and Kia start flooding the market with EVs, the range argument and comparisons with Tesla models will make more sense.

    Shift4gShift4g5 dagar sedan
  • Surely more tire, less wheel would be more comfortable!

    Eoin KirwanEoin Kirwan5 dagar sedan
  • That's a nice looking VW Maxima 🤔

    ArcamensiosArcamensios6 dagar sedan
  • Audi builds much better and more beautiful cars than Tesla.

    MauriceBln1MauriceBln19 dagar sedan
  • Love this car looks fantastic

    Kelvin CuevasKelvin Cuevas10 dagar sedan
  • Checking this video out for @mkbhd Marques… btw terrible camera person.. gave me a headache watching the video.

    Hamid KhaleelHamid Khaleel12 dagar sedan
  • Why would anyone buy a car like this? £100k + for a car that will be out of date in a few years and will need a new battery in less than 10.

    James StammersJames Stammers13 dagar sedan
    • @MauriceBln1 Look how far the technology has come in the last 2-4years and how far it needs to go to get to being a proper replacement for ICE. The tech in this car is going to be out of date in 2-4 years

      James StammersJames Stammers9 dagar sedan
    • Why out of date? The design is great. You're right about the battery, but it affects all electric cars. Tesla too.

      MauriceBln1MauriceBln19 dagar sedan

    Kevin LiuKevin Liu14 dagar sedan
  • Marques pinklee

    USConnexionUSConnexion14 dagar sedan
  • Can you image Jeremy Clarkson begging for subscribers! you guys should change the name of the channel

    Artem GurArtem Gur14 dagar sedan
  • Fog lamps under the number plate ?

    Phil MarwoodPhil Marwood14 dagar sedan
  • Vomit Green, next

    miamimo70miamimo7015 dagar sedan
  • so beautiful!

    Arjun KumarArjun Kumar16 dagar sedan
  • Tesla's range isn't magic. They use the whole battery, lessening it's life, and they have far less protective shielding, but which is why their cars can have spectacular fires, and they have less cooling, which hinders their performance. It's not a secret.

    Kazem EdmondKazem Edmond17 dagar sedan
  • Is this an advert for Schuco?

    Rod ZamoraRod Zamora18 dagar sedan
  • watch until 14:00 because from then on the video is like watching someone scratching their own ass....pointless

    D PapD Pap19 dagar sedan
  • “The speed that you can carry through roundabouts”. I must be old, because that line doesn’t excite me.

    ____________________________20 dagar sedan
  • Elon Musk says that your show is a fake.....

    Vic MonteVic Monte21 dag sedan
  • And it's got the same life span as ready of the Audi's, 150,000 miles. Pffffffft.

    Sa'ad SulemanSa'ad Suleman21 dag sedan
  • "If i controlled Top Gear I would want Audi and Marques Bronwlee."

    Péter SimkóPéter Simkó22 dagar sedan
  • MKBHD ft Top Gear

    Noor Emir AnuarNoor Emir Anuar22 dagar sedan
  • "it looks different, quite great honestly" meanwhile i am sitting here, outragend that another electric car manufacturer tries to maintain or emulate design elements that do only make sense in gasoline powered cars

    Igor Della PietraIgor Della Pietra23 dagar sedan
  • Great colab! Needed since Top Gear lost all credibility with electric cars when they first reviewed Tesla

    Bish Bash BoshBish Bash Bosh23 dagar sedan
  • Worst camera work of Top Gear till now.

    Surya KaranSurya Karan23 dagar sedan
  • the colour looks like bad diarhhoea, but the car itself is stunning

    Paul SchubertPaul Schubert23 dagar sedan
  • It's gorgeous!

    jptothetreejptothetree23 dagar sedan
  • I would love to have that car with a REAL MOTOR!! Its raw!!

    harry vikingharry viking24 dagar sedan
  • It looks like a Nissan GTR and a Bentley had an unconventional love child... I like it

    TrainedDumbAssTrainedDumbAss24 dagar sedan
    • Aw mate i can totally see the kia stinger gt in this one too

      Too LuckyToo Lucky20 dagar sedan
  • It is actually scary that regular people can have F1 performance on the street. Without the driving experience or skills. 😬. So once you start to get below 3 seconds 0-60 and 600+ horsepower. It becomes accidents waiting to happen. There should be a special license required for these car specs. Like having a motorcycle license.

    SuperStar's FastCars!SuperStar's FastCars!24 dagar sedan
  • Do you hear that?....No...neither do I....sad. Where is the amazing exhaust note....ohhh its electric.....lame

    BuktownxBuktownx24 dagar sedan
  • Great camera work at the 3 minute mark.

    Abdul ShahinAbdul Shahin24 dagar sedan
  • I am a big petrol head and I love the traditional demonic sound of muscle, super and hyper cars. Electric vehicles are cringe and just defeats the purpose and important component that makes a car so beautiful.

    Wheelchair SlayerWheelchair Slayer24 dagar sedan
  • Nice car..

  • 238miles for 100k no thanks.

    Lee BruceLee Bruce24 dagar sedan
  • TLDR: as much $ or more $ than a Tesla Model S Plaid +, nowhere near as fast, and can’t drive itself. Good luck Voltswagen 😂👍🏻

    SoFlaShooter2189SoFlaShooter218924 dagar sedan
  • Just drive.

    Kenneth Allen MorrisKenneth Allen Morris25 dagar sedan
  • 2190 days of boycotting top gear since Jeremy flattened the producers. true legend.

    UU25 dagar sedan
  • I have never hear of this Marquis. I do however know of marquis de sade and Biz Markie. This guy certainly does not have what I need, and you say that he’s just a friend.

    T BeckT Beck25 dagar sedan
  • Asking a Tesla fanboy (most probably with a financial interest in Tesla) about what he thinks about the E-tron. What's the added value of that? The E-tron is available for a test drive today (same counts for the Taycan), Tesla's plaid+ is, as usual with Tesla, nice promises about a somewhere in the future. And still those guys call Tesla is "far" ahead of competition. Great journalism.

    Ano NiemAno Niem25 dagar sedan

    Cam AlexCam Alex25 dagar sedan
  • great video thanks!!!

    Der BirraDer Birra25 dagar sedan
  • This show is dead.

    Cody MichaelCody Michael25 dagar sedan
  • He look like MKBSD

    PovittoPovitto25 dagar sedan
  • Maybe one day Tesla can take a page out of literally every other manufacturers playbook...and design something that looks good.

    J. S.J. S.25 dagar sedan
  • I would definitely love a car like this if they just had the charging network to support it (oh and I might need some more money)

    Duckbilled WalrusDuckbilled Walrus26 dagar sedan
  • Its not a lucid

    Jamie JJamie J26 dagar sedan
  • Top gear desperate to stay relevant 😆

    Chris BeckChris Beck26 dagar sedan
  • Get someone who can hold a camera straight!.. Like watching a TV bobbing in the sea

    AsadAsad26 dagar sedan
  • Nice bmw interior lol

    Ben McLeanBen McLean26 dagar sedan
  • I would rather see Jeremy as special guest.

    joytekbjoytekb26 dagar sedan
  • The price tag is just a week salary for most footballers.

    Vincent EziniwaVincent Eziniwa26 dagar sedan
  • this is not Top Gear I remember. It should be, hello, this is the new car, let do the track and crash it.

    Nick S.Nick S.26 dagar sedan
  • #Pray4Prey😈by OBAWON...out now

    aBOOBaMUSICaBOOBaMUSIC26 dagar sedan
  • Amazing car, the colour looks my old army cadet shirts , which I don’t like , but I can imagine this car will come with some beautiful colours

    valleysofneptunevalleysofneptune26 dagar sedan
  • Should have called it the ARSe

    Martin AllenMartin Allen26 dagar sedan
  • What a waste of time talking about color when you have limited time with the car. How different is this thing from the Porsche? C'mon basic question. Answer that in the first 2 minutes! BIG FAIL

    Vasco DuarteVasco Duarte27 dagar sedan
  • Hyundai Genesis Coupe from the side, Front looks more like Lexus, Rear is from the SAAB and hood is an old aftermarket design without the intake in the middle. I love it !

    Soul2SoulSoul2Soul27 dagar sedan
  • 500 miles per drive + 1 hour full charge in any charging station or at home, then I will buy an electric car until then no point.

    Ismail GurkanIsmail Gurkan27 dagar sedan
  • Tesla pulls half their numbers out their ass

    Luis SeichterLuis Seichter27 dagar sedan
  • They didn't even try to make it look different than the Taycan.

    Your FanYour Fan27 dagar sedan
  • It kind of just looks like a slightly modified taycan but I guess that’s pretty much what it is.

    BMW M3BMW M327 dagar sedan
  • This ginger guy is the most boring car journalist ever god damm

    Sp3cKed OuTSp3cKed OuT28 dagar sedan
  • When guys like MKBHD is invited to a top gear "car episode" its no longer a car review we're watching... this is the new age of "fast drivable laptops with wheels" -- what will "PetroHead's" like me do in the future? SMH... long live NA and MT!

    PetroHeadPetroHead28 dagar sedan
  • Blah blah blah VW group owns Porsche and Audi so we all know it is really aTaycan in drag, think Seat VW Skoda etc and platform sharing back in the day

    Stephen PollenStephen Pollen28 dagar sedan
  • $180,000 Canadian! No thanks! Other cars will impress my friends more and be just as good.

    spiegelspiegel28 dagar sedan
  • I've vomited that color before.

    spiegelspiegel28 dagar sedan
  • If the goal of the paint mixer was to get as close as possible to the color of diarrhea then pogs, that's probably the best anyone can do using metallic paint.

    thenitheni28 dagar sedan
  • The range sucks hard for the price

    Edo_87Edo_8728 dagar sedan
  • What Tesla promises and what they deliver is roughly 10 years apart or where is that proper autopilot?

    Tobias UnknownTobias Unknown28 dagar sedan
  • Is it me or that thing kinda looks like a taycan from the back.

    Tony NgomanaTony Ngomana28 dagar sedan
  • That thing is just stunning. Shame on BMW for having such an ugly lineup right now...

    Ryan LanzettaRyan Lanzetta28 dagar sedan
  • The EU banned vacuum cleaners saying they are saving the world and then produce 80 Million Electric Cars. A very dishonest lot, no wonder the Brits left.

    Barton SeagraveBarton Seagrave28 dagar sedan
  • The top gear guy needs some help with the video conferencing gear. My mom's calls are better lit, clearer, higher res.

    Gabriel ConstantinGabriel Constantin29 dagar sedan
  • What's the color called? Mud?

    Gabriel ConstantinGabriel Constantin29 dagar sedan
  • That shit doesn’t sound

    Sebastian AvilaSebastian Avila29 dagar sedan
  • Those seconds do count. At 60mph, 0.2 seconds is a car length. So yes, numbers matter for acceleration.

    R S2002R S200229 dagar sedan
  • wow thats my house in the background of the woods had no idea this was being filmed.

    Alex DoveyAlex Dovey29 dagar sedan
  • "Anything more (faster) would be painful"? Yes, we can actually see the pain in the faces of people riding in Tesla. 😂

    Sina SeirafiSina Seirafi29 dagar sedan
  • Bmw take note: this is how you design a beautiful car.

    jake the snakejake the snake29 dagar sedan
  • At that cost, I'd rather go for Lucid.

    Hermit AllyHermit Ally29 dagar sedan
  • I think 300 miles is plenty even if this is not real world. I have an electric car with 200 miles and live in a cold mountanois place and it is never a problem, even when doing long trips over in the snow. Provided you can charge at home and the country you live in has an adequate network of chargers, 300 miles is all you will need.

    Carl BaravelliCarl BaravelliMånad sedan
  • 232 miles range 160-180 miles when cold. Ill wait until they improve the range. Very nice car though

    Grapes For AllGrapes For AllMånad sedan
  • beautiful car

    Rick MortyRick MortyMånad sedan
  • Imo best looking ev for now. And when the solid state battery is available (2022-2023 according to some) range and charging won't be an issue anymore.

    Hans van SchetsenHans van SchetsenMånad sedan
  • Something to keep in mind, top Tesla range vs everyone else, is 3-motors vs 2. To get that 500+ mile range, Tesla is going to use a tri-motor setup. Accounting for software management and other factors, they’ve found that to actually be more efficient- each motor is using less torque to drive the vehicle at the same velocity, or overcome inertia, as compared to a dual motor configuration.

    aggiewoodieaggiewoodieMånad sedan
  • wow this is a boring show nowadays

    driespdriespMånad sedan
  • Hmmm not sure I did t see one of these northbound a5 by Milton Keynes. Er let’s call it .... striking... in appearance

    Chris HChris HMånad sedan
  • @Carwow already reviewed it lol

    Silas ItotaSilas ItotaMånad sedan
  • Fantastic car, Germany is best cars 👍

    Gustav FocarGustav FocarMånad sedan
  • Tesla range doesn't deliver their stated amount. Audi delivers more.

    RothbardoRothbardoMånad sedan
  • Where was the first part of the video shot? Looks like a nice forest, I'd like to go there

    Patryk PonichteraPatryk PonichteraMånad sedan
  • Gawsh I just can't get into the "new" Top Gear.

    Cj BCj BMånad sedan
  • nobody cares how many hours you got, just get on with the review

    wil lamwil lamMånad sedan
  • MKBHD = Diversity points. The top gear hosts aren’t very educated about Tesla which is weird, all they need to do is watch the Tesla announcements on SEcrone.

    jazeboy69jazeboy69Månad sedan
  • Dude that’s a sexy car

    Deflexion :3Deflexion :3Månad sedan
  • That darker shots turned out pretty naaaiiceee

    Sinan KayaSinan KayaMånad sedan
  • What an awesome looking car.

    CallandorCallandorMånad sedan