We were waiting for it like May water and, although the brand has already launched its first fully electric model with the e-tron, it was not until today that the house of the four rings has made a real hit on the table by presenting the first model 100 % electric under the Audi Sport brand: the Audi e-tron GT quattro and its most radical version, the RS e-tron GT.
The proportions of its design are accentuated by the gigantic alloy wheels, a spectacular track width and a long wheelbase. In case you wonder, the dimensions are wilder than a A7. The slim, elongated, flat-roofed “Sportback” body is very similar to its first cousin, the Porsche Taycan.
For its part, the Porsche Taycan is the first 100% electric product of the German brand marketed in series. At no less than 4.96 meters in length, this luxury saloon is somewhat smaller than a Panamera. And it is inevitable not to compare both models bearing in mind that their similarities on a technical level are obvious.
The question is: Which of the two designs do you prefer?
If we talk about the Audi sports car, the model offers great dynamic performance in its two versions: the e-tron GT quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 secondswhile the RS hardly needs 3.3 seconds, in both cases in mode boost. Top speed is 245 km / h in the e-tron GT, and 250 km / h (electronically limited) in the RS.
The front electric motor in the e-tron GT quattro yields 175 kW (238 hp), and the rear engine generates 320 kW (435 hp). Both maintain a reserve of available power for extreme driving situations, so the sum of their individual powers considerably exceeds the total system power, which reaches the 350 kW (476 hp).
Through the launch control, the total power reaches 390 kW (530 hp), available for 2.5 seconds in mode boost; the maximum total torque is 630 Nm (640 Nm in boost mode).
At RS e-tron GT, the electric motor on the front axle also performs 175 kW (238 hp), while the rear engine reaches a power of 335 W (456 HP). The total system power in this case is 440 kW (598 hp), and the maximum torque is 830 Nm. In mode boost, the power increases momentarily to 475 kW (646 hp).
The Taycan Turbo has a power of 625 hp Y 850 Nm of torque, and can reach the 680 hp punctually thanks to Launch Control. The Turbo S raises the torque figure to 1,050 Nm and can achieve 761 hp at specific moments. The rear engine in both is the same, the front being the one that modifies its power (238 and 258 CV respectively).
Both the Turbo and Turbo have limited top speed to 260 km / h. The first reaches 100 km / h from stopped at 3.2 seconds, while the most powerful only needs 2.8 seconds. If the test is up to 200 km / h, they do it in 10.6 and 9.8 seconds respectively.
As for the basic versions. With Performance as standard, the Taycan has up to 408 hp (300 kW) in the mode overboost and with him Launch Control activated. That power is increased to 476 hp (350 kW) with optional Performance Plus battery. The nominal power is 326 hp (240 kW) Y 380 hp (280 kW), respectively.
The Taycan accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.4 secondsregardless of the battery used. Its maximum speed is 230 km / h in both configurations, while the maximum load capacity is up to 225 kW (Performance battery) or up to 270 kW (Performance Plus battery).