Porsche Taycan Platform To Underpin Audi etron GT

Audi e-tron Configurator Now Live: Build Yours Today Source: Electric Vehicle News When the German carmaker first released the information and concept images for its new sports car, it stated how this was to be the purely electric high-performance machine, underlining the Audi fully-electric EV range. The German carmaker also revealed where the vehicle is to be produced: the Audi factory in Böllinger Höfe near Neckarsulm.“The four-door prototype Audi e-tron GT concept interprets sportiness in a new, progressive way. With its fascinating design and a purely electric drive, it leads our Audi Sport performance brand confidently into the future. The sporty four-seater will be manufactured at Böllinger Höfe near Neckarsulm as of 2020. It proves that high performance and electromobility do not have to be mutually exclusive.”The news about the Audi e-tron GT using the Porsche Taycan architecture isn’t really a huge surprise. With the Porsche Taycan platform already in an advanced stage, it makes sense to use it for Audi’s new electric vehicle.Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, GT SportWith the already revealed powertrain for the Taycan, providing a combined power output of over 600 hp (440 kW) between two electric motors, joined by a battery pack that, according to Porsche, will allow the vehicle to travel  “over 500 kilometers” (310 miles) of range on a single charge, the Audi e-tron GT (likely cheaper than the Porsche Taycan) should definitely be a fun and rather impressive car to drive.Furthermore, the vehicle is set to benefit from the Taycan architecture in another way: it’ll be the first production passenger car able to use the 800-volt battery system that will enable it to use up to 350 kW charging.Source: Electrek Audi plans to reveal the previously announced electric Sport e-tron GT in 2020.Audi is on the move. After the already revealed Audi e-tron electric SUV, the Ingolstadt based carmaker is set to reveal the e-tron Sportsback and finally, the electric Sport e-tron GT sometime in 2020. While we previously knew only a little bit about the e-tron GT, we now know the vehicle is to be underpinned by the Porsche Taycan vehicle platform.More about the Audi e-tron and Porsche Taycan Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 23, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News EV Boss Says Taycan Is A True Porsche Inside & Out Porsche Taycan Caught Aggressively Lapping Nurburgring read more

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