Is the Audi e-tron GT just a Porsche Taycan with a different body?

Arif · Jun 25, 2020 05:40 PM

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In a recent roundtable with Porsche Indonesia and Mayk Wienkötter (Porsche AG, Spokesperson Product Line Taycan & E-Mobility) we learned that the J1 platform used by Porsche for the Porsche Taycan is shared with its sister company, Audi.

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Porsche has taken the J1 platform and evolved it into the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) that will be used for the new all-electric Porsche Macan.

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The J1 platform is used by Audi in the Audi e-tron GT concept which you probably saw Tony Stark driving in Avengers: Endgame. Reports say that the production version of the Audi e-tron GT might just be ready for 2021.

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The almost production ready Audi e-tron GT has been spotted doing some tests. The details we have are only referenced from the Audi e-tron GT concept from last year. 

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Referring the details of the concept version of the e-tron GT, the performance figures of the e-tron GT seem rather modest in comparison to the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

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Dimension-wise, both cars are pretty much identical with a 2.9m wheelbase, 1.38 m height, 4.96 m length, and 1.96 m width.

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Since the Porsche Taycan has been said to “earn the Porsche badge”, we’re curious how the Audi e-tron GT will “earn the Audi badge” while sharing the same J1 platform with the Taycan.

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Will the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan be another Audi RSQ8 and Lamborghini Urus?

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Arif

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Previously an engineer in an automotive manufacturing company and a highway concessionaire. A part-time research student on biofuels and diesel engines. Obsessed with vehicle electrification and the future of transportation.

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