Audi e-tron concept Vision Gran Turismo

Ingolstadt, 9. April 2018

From virtuality to reality: The purely electric-powered Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo was originally designed as a virtual car for racing on the Playstation 4. But now the car is becoming a reality. Starting the race in Rome on 14. April 2018 he is as a race taxi at the formula E in use.

Guests ride as a passenger

Customers and guests of Audi in the future to experience the city of courses of formula E as a passenger. The used single-piece engineers have developed in only eleven months and made. Model of the car from the racing simulation "Gran Turismo". Audi designers have designed the cars for the competition "Vision Gran Turismo". Numerous car manufacturers have developed a virtual race cars, many of which are built in a 1:1 scale, and measure were shown. The Audi e-tron concept Vision Gran Turismo is the first Concept Car of this series, which is fully functional and based on real race tracks.

Design elements from the future and the past

"In this car there are numerous elements of our new design language, for example, the inverse of the single frame in body color, which is typical for our new e-tron models stuck," says Audi chief designer Marc Lichte. In addition, the Audi design elements and colour scheme of the legendary Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO, with the company in 1989 at the North American IMSA-GTO racing series took part. At the wheel of famous pilots such as Hans-Joachim Stuck, Walter Röhrl and Hurley Haywood and Scott Goodyear were sitting at the time. The car combined lightweight construction with a quattro all-wheel drive and a five-cylinder Turbo.

Two electric motors at the rear, a front

The Audi e-tron concept Vision Gran Turismo also features a permanent all-wheel drive. Is allows of three 200 kW (272 HP) electric motors. Two electric motors on the rear axle, the third move the front axle. Individual components of the future Audi e-tron. The performance of the system is 600 kW (815 HP). With a curb weight of 1,450 pounds, the electric race car boasts a power-to-weight of 1.78 pounds per HP at an ideal weight distribution of 50:50 percent between the front and rear axle. The Audi e-tron concept Vision Gran Turismo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds.(sl)