ⓘ Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo


ⓘ Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is a two-seater concept car developed by Audi Sport GmbH and was manufactured in Germany. In April 2018, the car was unveiled at the Audi Competence Center Motorsport at Neuburg an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany, four days after two teaser trailers were released on YouTube. The Vision Gran Turismo is the third car in the "e-tron" electric lineup, after the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback. The car was fully constructed in a span of 11 months.

The car was deemed the first official fully functioning concept car that can drive on the roads. This is also the first fully functioning concept car which matches the virtual and "on-paper" specifications with the real specifications.


1. Vehicle data

The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo has three electric motors, two at the rear axle, one at the front axle. Each motor delivers 268 hp 200 kW; 272 PS and 246 lb⋅ft 334 N⋅m, for a total of 804 hp 600 kW; 815 PS and 738 lb⋅ft 1.001 N⋅m. The curb weight of the vehicle stands at 1.450 kg 3.197 lb with a 50:50 weight distribution, and also giving the car a power-to-weight ratio of 554 hp per ton. The car runs on a permanent all-wheel drive drivetrain. The car does contain some elements used for future "e-tron" production cars, according to Audi. The e-tron Vision Gran Turismo also uses Audis DTM ceramic brakes and steering wheel, 305-width racing tyres, and other parts from the Audi R8 LMS, their Group GT3 race car.

According to Audi and Polyphony Digital, the car also performs a 0–60 mph 0–97 km/h run of 2.5 seconds.

Marc Lichte led the entire design process, with Andreas Kruger completing the exterior. The vehicles design and livery is heavily inspired by the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO.


2. Media

The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is available for virtual driving in the Polyphony Digital racing game, Gran Turismo Sport. Two versions exist in the game, with one of them which does not exist in the real world scrapping the "e-tron" moniker and opting for a 3.4-liter turbocharged V6 engine with hybrid assistance from a single electric motor.

The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo featured in the game has a significantly more conceptualized and fictitious interior compared to its real world counterpart’s more conventional race car design.


3. Motorsport

The e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is used as a race taxi for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in the 2017–18 season. In the e-tron, customers of Audi are able to experience Formula E’s city circuits as passengers with either racing drivers Rahel Frey or Rinaldo "Dindo" Capello driving the concept car. Its first was in Rome, Italy at the Circuto Cittadino dellEUR, the street circuit for the Rome ePrix.

Rumours also spectate that the car will appear at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the 24 Hours Nurburgring.

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