Audi took a further step in the development of electric mobility by creating the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, a concept that was initially developed for console video games PlaySation 4 and that now became a reality to participate in exhibitions during the events of the category Formula E.
Employees at Audi's pre-production center created this unique car in just eleven months, based on the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo from the Gran Turismo video game, of which more than a million copies have been sold.
The designers of the house of the four rings created the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo for the rear “Vision Gran Turismo”, which was launched on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the popular video game and for which many manufacturers developed racing cars virtual.
? Many of those prototypes were built to full scale and displayed in different salons, but the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is the first to be brought to the racetrack as a fully functional car.
"This is what we are particularly proud of", he claimed Marc Lichte, Audi Design Director. “Although the design of a virtual car allows great freedom and concept cars are difficult to realize, we did not want an unreal prototype on wheels. Our goal was to create a fully functional car. The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo shows that electric mobility at Audi makes great sense. This car incorporates many elements from our new design line, such as the inverted Singleframe grille in the color of the vehicle, which will be common on our new e-tron models. ", Agregó.
Audi has borrowed some design elements and color from the legendary Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO from 1989, with which the company enthused motorsport fans in the North American IMSA-GTO championship with drivers such as Hans-Joachim Stuck, Walter Röhrl, Hurley Haywood y Scott goodyear. Combining lightweight construction and quattro traction alongside a powerful five-cylinder turbo engine, the car was a novelty for this era.
? The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo from one hundred percent electric propulsion it also features permanent four-wheel drive, with variable force distribution. Three electric motors, each with a power of 200 kW, are responsible for driving the prototype. Two electric motors power the rear axle, and the third is located on the front axle, using components from the future Audi e-tron.
? Total power is 600 kW (815 hp). With a curb weight of 1.450 kilograms, this electric race car has a power-to-weight ratio of 1,78 kg / hp, with an ideal 50:50 weight distribution between the front and rear axles. The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 2,5 seconds.