The Gran Turismo franchise is famous for working with automakers to launch what they call “Vision GT” cars. These Vision GT cars are usually very early concept racing cars that are glimpses into the future of a specific production car. Fans go crazy for them because it not only allows them to see what these concept cars will be like ahead of time but they also allow fans to drive them. Well, virtually, at least. The latest Vision GT car comes from Audi, as has been recently teased by Audi Sport’s Twitter account and it will be called the Audi e-tron Vision GT.
— Audi Sport (@audisport) March 9, 2018
Shown in the Tweet above is what seems to be a proper racing car. We only get to see a silhouette of it but it features a low-slung shape with massive wheels and a massive wing. There’s no question — it’s a race car. And given its “e-tron” name, it’s going to be some sort of electric race car. Whether it be a fully-electric BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) or some sort of plug-in hybrid, we aren’t sure. However, its e-tron badge proves that there will be some sort of electrification involved.
Just from its silhouette, it looks pretty damn good. It has a bit of a first-gen Audi R8 look to it and that’s a massive compliment. It looks mid-engine, even though it’s most likely going to be electric, and it looks properly fast. What’s great is that Audi has worked with Gran Turismo to develop this car, so its styling, driving dynamics and power will all be accurate to what the four-ringed brand is planning.
This new Audi e-tron Vision GT will debut on April 9 for all Playstation 4/Gran Turismo Sport owners.