I went in the version with the 99kWh battery pack and AWD. Its front motor shaves a second off the RWD car’s 0-62 time, taking it to ‘less than 7 seconds’.
It feels quicker, with the usual instant EV all-drive step-off and immediate accelerator response. With no need to wait for turbo lag or downshifts like in combustion rivals, EV drivers always get more effective performance. It’s all very undramatic. Drama – good thing or bad? Discuss.
For the GT version, the engineers are aiming at 0-62 in the mid-4s on European spec sheets, or 0-60 somewhere in the threes (American ratings use a one-foot roll-out like drag testing, which flatters them).
Power? Both standard and long-range RWD cars are 258bhp. The standard-range AWD is also 258, because the limiting factor isn’t the motors but the battery. The AWD long range I rode in is 337bhp. The GT, with equal-size motors front and rear, will be 465bhp.