New Audi E-tron GT vs Porsche Taycan: verdict

With hugely powerful electric motors, the Audi E-tron GT and Porsche Taycan are two of the most thrilling performance cars you can buy. But which one has the upper hand?...

Audi E-tron GT vs Porsche Taycan rears

Our verdict

We said at the start that it might be a close call. Well, that’s how it’s ended up. We’ve called it in the Taycan’s favour because we prefer the way it drives and it’s even faster – both important factors in this class. It’s also quieter at high speeds and has a more appropriately finished interior.

Bear in mind, though, that every one of the E-tron GT’s aforementioned shortcomings is us borderline nitpicking. It’s still a hugely quick and entertaining EV, and it’s just as comfortable as the Taycan.

It’s so good, in fact, that if you were to be swayed by the E-tron GT’s more generous kit list or its looks, we’d totally understand. But in the objective areas that matter most, it can’t quite match the Taycan.

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1st – Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan 2021 front

For Sensational speed and handling; very quiet cruising; superb build quality
Against More expensive to run; fiddly multiple touchscreens
Recommended options 14-way Comfort Seats (£1170), keyless entry (£774), rear-view camera (£480)

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – Audi E-tron GT

Audi E-tron GT 2021 front

For More intuitive dashboard controls; very well equipped; cheaper (before options)
Against So-so build quality for the price, noisier at 70mph
Recommended options Comfort and Sound Pack Plus (£8910)

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Audi E-tron GT quattro

Audi E-tron GT 2021 measurements

Engine Dual electric motors
Peak power 523bhp (in overboost)
Peak torque 472Ib ft (in overboost)
Gearbox 2-spd automatic
0-60mph 3.9sec
30-70mph 3.1sec
Top speed 152mph
30-0mph 8.0m
70-0mph 43.4m
Noise @ 30mph 61.2dB
Noise @ 70mph 66.9dB
Kerb weight 2351kg
Wheels/tyres (std) 245/45 R20 (front), 285/40 R20 (rear)
Real-world range 232 miles
Official range 295 miles
Efficiency on test 2.7 miles/kWh
Battery capacity (total/usable) 93.4kWh/86kWh
Rapid charging type CCS
Peak charging rate 270kW
7kW home wallbox (0-100% charging time) 13.5hr
Rapid charger, peak rate (10-80% charging time) 21min
CO2 emissions 0g/km


Specifications: Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Battery Plus

Porsche Taycan 2021 measurements

Engine Dual electric motors
Peak power 563bhp (in overboost)
Peak torque 479Ib ft (in overboost)
Gearbox 2-spd automatic
0-60mph 3.6sec
30-70mph 2.8sec
Top speed 155mph
30-0mph 8.1m
70-0mph 43.1m
Noise @ 30mph 59.3dB
Noise @ 70mph 64.7dB
Kerb weight 2295kg
Wheels/tyres (std) 225/55 R19 (front), 275/45 R19 (rear)
Real-world range 234 miles
Official range 288 miles
Efficiency on test 2.8 miles/kWh
Battery capacity (total/usable) 93.4kWh/83.7kWh
Rapid charging type CCS
Peak charging rate 270kW
7kW home wallbox (0-100% charging time) 13.5hr
Rapid charger, peak rate (10-80% charging time) 20min
CO2 emissions 0g/km

Weather conditions Dry/warm


Cars pictured

Audi E-tron GT quattro Vorsprung finished in Mythos Black metallic (£950) with Sports Seats Pro in perforated black nappa leather and 21in Trapezoidal Aero wheels (£1740)

Porsche Taycan 4S finished in Carmine Red metallic (£1683) with black extended leather (£2583), Performance Battery Plus (£3906), 20in Sport Aero wheels (£1776) and Sport Chrono Package (£788)