Audi’s all-electric cousin to the Porsche Taycan will offer supercar-rivalling performance.

    The 2021 Audi E-Tron GT will pack 475kW (440kW without overboost) of power and 830Nm of torque, good for a 100km/h sprint in less than 3.5 seconds.

    Like the Porsche, the E-Tron GT will feature a gut-churning launch control system capable of repeated full-bore launches like the Taycan.

    That makes it slightly less powerful than the Porsche Taycan Turbo and its 500kW powertrain, and down 20Nm of torque.

    Under the skin is a 93.4kWh battery pack, the same size as the larger option in the Porsche Taycan.

    The E-Tron GT concept was powered by a pair of electric motors and a 90kWh lithium-ion battery, with a combined system output of 434kW and an estimated range of 400km under the tougher WLTP standard. Audi claimed a 0-100km/h time of 3.5 seconds.

    Although Audi hasn’t revealed a range claim for the car, expect upwards of 400km based on the Taycan’s figures. There’s 270kW ultra-fast charging on public DC chargers.

    The GT will tip the scales at 2300kg despite lightweight options such as a carbon fibre roof, split 50/50 over both axles.

    Under the skin is a three-chamber air suspension system, which shares its bones with the system in the Taycan.

    But the E-Tron will have a more languid tune in Comfort mode in keeping with its grand tourer billing, Audi has confirmed. Rear-wheel steering will feature, too.

    Audi is currently gearing up to build the E-Tron GT alongside the R8 supercar at its Bollinger Höfe factory in Neckarsulm, Germany. The company is currently building the final pre-production models before it ramps up to deliver cars to the public.

    A production debut for the E-Tron GT is on track for early next year, with production to start for Europe and the USA in the middle of 2021.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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