Audi didn’t borrow from the Porsche Taycan whereas engaged on the sound, the corporate mentioned, though it did use related methods and was engaged on it at roughly the identical time.
The result’s a sound that’s not fairly as sci-fi as what you’ll discover within the Taycan, but additionally not only a easy try to recreate a gasoline engine. We’re not fairly certain it’s the “emotional” expertise Audi claims it’s, however that’s not completely the purpose. The sound is without delay a authorized requirement to alert pedestrians in addition to a void-filler for individuals who could be unsettled by the close to silence of an EV cabin. And importantly, it’s non-obligatory on the within — you’ll be able to select the depth or flip it off altogether.
In case you’re rich sufficient to be available in the market for an E-Tron GT, you gained’t have to attend too lengthy to attempt it. Manufacturing is because of begin close to the top of 2020, albeit in small numbers.