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Porsche Taycan vs Audi E-tron GT: Which electric car is best?


Two of the best battery-powered sport sedans go head-to-head (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

The Porsche Taycan and Audi E-tron GT are two of the best electric cars on sale today.

Both are desirable, great to look at and insanely fast, and they even cost similar amounts.

But that’s hardly a surprise as they are basically the same underneath.

But which is the smarter choice?

Looks

There’s lots to like about both but to our eyes, the Porsche looks better from the front. Its bonnet is lower and sleeker, its headlights more interesting, and its lower bumper less fussy. It rides lower to the ground too, which gives it a stealthy look.

But the Audi steals the show from the back thanks to a muscular, aggressive rear.

The Porsche looks best from the front

Performance

There are two versions of the Audi: the E-tron GT and the faster RS E-tron GT. The latter, with its 637hp twin motors and 3.2-second 0-62mph time, is the one to get if you’re most keen on performance.

There are various versions of the Taycan too, including the top-of-the-range Taycan Turbo S, which is even faster than the top-dog RS E-tron GT.

Expect a frankly painful 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds from its 761hp twin motors.

Practicality

If we compare the similarly priced Taycan Turbo and RS E-tron GT, it’s the RS E-tron GT that delivers more range – 283 miles versus the Porsche Taycan Turbo’s 220. But the Taycan gets revenge with 84 litres more space for luggage, thanks to slightly more underfloor storage.

Both have 800 volts, 270kW rapid charging that can take you from about 5% battery capacity to 80% in 22 minutes.

Audi wins when it comes to range

Drive

Despite the E-tron GT having taller suspension (perhaps in a bid to make it softer over rough roads), it’s the Taycan that’s more comfortable.

Audi doesn’t deal with potholes as well, and its body rocks around on uneven surfaces. The Taycan also has steering that is more precise and responsive, and is more fun to thread through bends. It is a Porsche, after all.

Price

Taking like for like, they’re similarly priced. The Taycan Turbo costs £116,000, while the Audi RS E-Tron GT retails for £113,000.

Despite that £,3000 price difference, the Porsche may end up being better value as it has more standard paint colours and wheel options to choose from.

Customising the Audi just how you want it will mean spending cash you might not have to with the Porsche.


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