In the e-tron GT, customers can configure the listening experience themselves – from the silence of the electric drive all the way to the sporty sound backdrop. In the Audi e-tron GT quattro, the e-tron sport sound is available as an option but comes as standard in the RS model. Two control units and amplifiers located in the luggage compartment generate a separate exterior and interior sound, which is output by two loudspeakers each outside and inside the vehicle. Data about the rotational speed of the electric motors, the accelerator position, the vehicle speed, and other parameters serves as the basis for the digital sound. A synthetic sound that is sampled from 32 individual sounds – including reworked synthesizer sounds, for example – is generated on this basis and offers an authentic and finely nuanced impression of the work performed by the drive system.
Drivers can modulate the sound via the Audi drive select system. In the “efficiency” profile, only the standard AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) is active, which already generates a considerably broader warning sound than is legally required. At increasing speed – from 20 km/h (12.4 mph) in the EU and from 32 km/h (19.9 mph) in North America – it becomes gradually quieter and is inaudible from 60 km/h (37.3 mph). By selecting “comfort” mode, the driver activates the e-tron sport sound, which outputs a full and high-quality exterior sound. The “dynamic” profile makes it even more powerful, and the interior sound is added. The e-tron sport sound is sporty, voluminous and high-quality, and an acoustic expression of the progressive gran turismo character.
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