Ever since the introduction of the Audi e-tron GT Concept, we’ve known that it shares its underpinnings with the Porsche Taycan. The two cars are quite similar under the skin, with both being built on the same J1 all-electric platform. However, because only the Porsche has officially been revealed, we don’t know how far the similarities go, so we can’t really compare the two, mechanically. However, we can compare their styling.
While the Audi e-tron GT has only been revealed in concept form, Audi officials have claimed that the concept is near-production-ready. So the final car will look incredibly similar to the concept car we’ve already seen, which allows us to use the concept in a comparison with the Taycan.
It’s immediately obvious that both cars are built on the same chassis. They’re around the same length, width, height and wheelbase. They also have similar curves, such as around the front and rear wheel arches. So their familial bond is obvious.
It’s hard to say which car is better looking, though. Both have certain angles that look better than the other and they sort of fit different tastes. The Porsche Taycan is a bit smoother and more understated, with its fluid design and smooth surfaces. While the Audi e-tron is far more aggressive, with far more sharp angles and crisp lines.
Personally, after seeing the Taycan fully revealed, I actually find it to be the better looking car. The Audi e-tron GT is a stunning machine, there’s no doubt, and there are certain aspects of it that I like better than the Porsche. However, as a whole, I think the Taycan just works a bit better. It’s really the front end that I don’t love about the e-tron GT, as it looks a bit messy. Still, I’d buy one in a heartbeat if I could afford it.
Inside, the Porsche Taycan is again cleaner and neater, with a lot of straight lines and rectangular screens. While the Audi e-tron GT is a bit funkier, with its oddly shaped steering wheel and interesting lines. I actually think I prefer the Audi inside because if I’m going to drive a futuristic electric supercar, I want it to look it on the inside. The e-tron GT looks more interesting on the inside.
It’s hard to choose which car is the better looking one, especially since we haven’t seen the final production-ready e-tron GT. But we can say for certain that they’re both great looking cars and their shared chassis is evident. We just hope the Audi is a bit more affordable than the near-$200k Porsche.