The Porsche Taycan has finally arrived, after the famous Stuttgart-based brand kept fans and enthusiasts waiting for years. Now that it’s here, journalists have just been given the chance to drive it and the reviews are starting to trickle. Luckily for Porsche, and Audi, the reviews are quite positive.
I say lucky for Audi because the upcoming e-tron GT is actually the mechanical sibling of the Porsche Taycan. While we don’t know if they’ll share the exact same powertrain or performance, we do know that the’re based on the same chassis, will be similar in size and they should handle about the same. Which bodes very well for the e-tron GT.
From what we’re hearing about the Porsche Taycan, it’s a blast to drive and feels like a proper Porsche. Everything, from the performance to the steering to the brakes, all feels typically Porsche. Which is a grand compliment. That’s also where the Taycan will separate itself from its rival in Telsa, as the Porsche will be the sharper, more engaging car to drive.
Powering the new Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S (yes, we know, stupid name for electric cars) are two electric motors, one at each axle. Where the Porsche Taycan differs from every other automaker is its two-speed transmission at the rear axle, It features a low first gear, for optimized torque, and a taller second gear for high-speed traveling.
There’s no word yet as to whether or not Audi will creating the e-tron GT handle or performance as well as the Taycan but we do know that they will share the same bones. So we’re hoping Audi takes a page out of Porsche’s playbook on this one. We can’t wait any longer to see the Audi e-tron GT but, thankfully, we should be seeing it soon enough.