• Audi’s new e-tron GT electrical sports activities automobile takes its platform and drive expertise from the Porsche Taycan.
  • Nevertheless, the connection is hardly noticeable from the skin. And the Ingolstadt firm can be going its personal method within the inside.
  • The Ingolstadt hopeful has barely much less energy than its platform brother from Porsche. Nevertheless it will get a bit additional on one battery cost and is cheaper.

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It is uncommon for a carmaker to undertake nearly the very same design utilized in a research for sequence manufacturing. Nevertheless, Audi has now dared to do exactly that. The e-tron GT, which was unveiled yesterday and shall be out there in Might, solely differs visually from the idea automobile of the identical identify, which was already offered in 2018 as a part of the LA Auto Present, by way of the modified door handles. Marc Lichte, the chief designer of the model with the 4 rings, described the stylish electrical hopeful on the time as essentially the most stunning automobile he had ever drawn.

Beneath the elegant bodywork, a lot of the expertise is already acquainted. The e-tron GT was developed in collaboration with Porsche and, just like the profitable Taycan mannequin that has been on sale because the finish of 2019, relies on the J1 electrical platform of the Stuttgart-based sports activities automobile model. A big a part of the drive expertise, in addition to the battery, is due to this fact equivalent. And but Audi’s futuristically styled and considerably extra comfortably tuned Gran Turismo is alleged to have a very separate persona. We check out the variations between the 2 expertise brothers.

Extra aggressive design than Porsche

By way of dimensions, the 2 give little to one another. The e-tron GT is simply about three centimeters longer (4.99 meters) and better (1.41 meters) than the Taycan. And but Audi’s design group has managed to implement fully totally different strains on an nearly equivalent footprint. Whereas the Porsche has a minimalist look typical of the model and dispenses completely with pointless components, the Audi radiates a sure urge to maneuver even when stationary because of the beads and edges skilfully positioned on the sheet metallic and the muscular shoulder line. A 12 kilogram lighter carbon roof will be ordered completely for the e-tron.

As well as, there may be the aggressive entrance finish with the slim headlights and the extensive, implied single-frame grille. The Taycan, however, has a extra impartial look and, in typical Porsche vogue, does and not using a pretend radiator grille altogether. On the rear, each have a steady mild strip. Within the case of the Audi, nevertheless, the band is considerably wider on the sides and integrates an arrow-shaped illuminated graphic. By the way, the cleaner styled Taycan is considerably extra streamlined. Its drag coefficient is 0.22, whereas the e-tron GT’s information sheet states 0.24, which remains to be an excellent worth.

Basic operation within the Audi inside

The variations are most severe within the inside. Whereas within the diminished Taycan cockpit impressed by the unique 911 nearly all features are operated by contact or voice management, within the e-tron GT there are even extra basic buttons with which, for instance, the air-con or the driving modes will be set – fairly uncommon within the luxurious electrical automobile phase. As with Porsche, digital devices and the centrally positioned essential display screen are normal, however you will not discover the extra touchscreen for the entrance passenger within the Audi. The Ingolstadt firm depends on vegan supplies within the inside, corresponding to imitation leather-based or microfiber comprised of recycled plastic. The trunk capability of 450 liters and the extra space for storing underneath the entrance hood (81 liters) are equivalent in each fashions. Each Porsche and Audi are at present engaged on a extra sensible Taking pictures Brake variant.

The e-tron GT all the time has all-wheel drive onboard

Because the e-tron GT and the Taycan share the identical primary technical framework, the variations underneath the sheet metallic are relatively marginal. Each fashions have a completely excited synchronous motor on the entrance and rear axles. The principle distinction within the {hardware}: The electrical Audi all the time has the model’s typical all-wheel drive, whereas the bottom mannequin of the Taycan has to do with out the entrance electrical motor and is thus solely pushed by way of the rear wheels. Because the e-tron GT was designed as a quick touring automobile, the optionally out there and adaptive three-chamber air suspension has been tuned to be considerably extra comfy general. The latter is fitted as normal on the highest model RS e-tron GT. The lively differential for the rear axle and the strengthened brake system doesn’t value any further on the RS both.

Audi’s engineers have saved the 93 kWh battery within the automobile flooring unchanged. The expertise brothers additionally profit equally from the 800-volt electrical system. Fashionable expertise permits a charging energy of as much as 270 kW. Which means the battery will be charged as much as 80 p.c in round 23 minutes at a fast-charging station.

Much less energy and extra vary

By way of efficiency and value, Audi maintains a sure respect distance to the sports activities automobile model from Stuttgart, which is positioned larger inside the VW Group. Within the 99,800 euro base mannequin of the e-tron GT, the electrical motors ship 476 hp and 630 Newton meters of torque to all 4 wheels in regular operation. Overboost can briefly enhance the facility output to 530 hp, enabling a dash from zero to 1 hundred in 4.1 seconds. The conventional e-tron GT is ruled at 245 km/h. Much more power-hungry prospects can attain for the highest mannequin Audi RS e-tron GT, which is visually nearly equivalent and produces 598 hp. When the enhance is activated right here, the e-motors let a brute 646 little horses gallop. This reduces the dash time to three.3 seconds. The highest pace of the RS is 5 km/h larger than that of the conventional e-tron GT. Alternatively, the entry-level value rises to a hefty 138,200 euros.

These are all figures that the Porsche Taycan simply surpasses within the upscale variations. The Taycan Turbo and Turbo S, that are additionally all-wheel drive, usually provide an output of 625 horsepower. The distinction in efficiency between the 2 variants is simply noticeable in overboost. Specifically, the Turbo then advantages from 680 horsepower, which is sufficient for an acceleration from zero to 1 hundred 3.2 seconds. The briefly out there 761 horsepower of the Taycan Turbo S even catapults it to the commonly relevant freeway pace in simply 2.8 seconds. Nevertheless, even essentially the most highly effective electrical Porsche is restricted by the software program at 260 km/h. The electrical Porsche has a barely weaker engine.

The considerably weaker electrical sports activities automobile from Ingolstadt is forward by way of vary. The conventional e-tron GT quattro manages 488 kilometers with one battery cost in line with the WLTP normal. Regardless of its higher aerodynamics, the Taycan 4S with equivalent efficiency and a most working vary of 464 kilometers (with elective warmth pump) is narrowly overwhelmed on this self-discipline. Porsche affords the essential Taycan with rear-wheel drive “already” beginning at 83,000 euros. On this model, nevertheless, its 408 hp is barely lower than the entry-level model of the Audi, which begins at just below 100,000 euros. The Stuttgart equal of the e-tron GT quattro is the Taycan 4S, which additionally has all-wheel drive. Nevertheless, that is considerably dearer with a base value of 106,487 euros. Naturally, with Porsche you pay a premium for the distinguished model identify.