It’s relatively widely known that the upcoming Audi e-tron GT is built on the same J1 all-electric architecture as the soon-to-be Porsche Taycan. Both cars will be four-door electric super sedans and both cars are on their way. While we’ve already seen the e-tron GT Concept, which is said to be very close to production-ready, there’s been very little to see of the Taycan. Until now that is.
In this new video from Fully Charged Show, host Johnny Smith gets an exclusive look at the Porsche Taycan on an air strip in Stuttgart, Germany. And he actually gets to drive it.
This is a big deal because it’s honestly the first time we’ve seen a journalist behind the wheel of the Taycan. According to Smith, he’s the only person outside of Porsche to sit drive it. And considering the fact that both the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT are essentially the same car under the skin, this video piqued our interest.
We won’t spoil too much of the video for you, as you should absolutely go and watch it, but we will say that the Porsche Taycan is a mighty impressive thing. The all-electric super sedan uses two motors, one at each axle, to create over 600 hp and all-wheel drive. According to Porsche, it can get from 0-60 mph in just a touch over three seconds. That’s no Telsa Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode but the difference is that the Porsche can launch over and over again. The Tesla can do successive Ludicrous mode launches without making its battery pack cry in pain.
Porsche claims its advanced liquid cooling system is a big part of why it can launch so many times in a row without issue. That same liquid cooling system will likely make its way to e-tron GT and is something Audi is very familiar with. Hell, it may have even helped develop it.
The Porsche Taycan won’t be here for a little while but, as Audi enthusiasts, it’s important to pay attention to. The Taycan will share so much with the Audi e-tron GT that it should be watch closely for clues.