This new Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is an all-electric race car that’s been designed digitally for the new Gran Turismo Sport game for Playstation 4. But Audi also wanted to create a fully functioning car, rather than most normal Vision GT cars. Most Vision GT concepts are just that — concepts. They are just digital ideas of what a car could be. But Audi wanted to develop something real, something tangible.
“This is what we are particularly proud of,” says Audi’s chief designer Marc Lichte. “Although the design of a virtual vehicle allows much greater freedom and the creation of concepts which are only hard to implement in reality, we did not want to put a purely fictitious concept on wheels. Our aim was a fully functional car. The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo shows that electric mobility at Audi is very emotive. This car incorporates numerous elements of our new design language such as the inverted single frame in the vehicle’s color that will be typical for our new e-tron models.”
In this new video, we get to take a look at this new Audi e-tron Vision GT. The real car, that is, not the digital Gran Turismo version. And it looks damn good. Its design is reminiscent of the 1989 Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO, one of the brand’s most iconic race cars. Which is interesting because this new racer is nothing like it under the skin. This new Audi e-tron Vision GT sports three electric motors, two at the rear axle and one at the front, which provide real-time torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and a monstrous 815 hp. That makes it good for a claimed 0-60 mph of 2.5 seconds.
If you want to see this car even closer, check out the season-opener for the upcoming Formula E season in Rome, where this Audi e-tron Vision GT will be the race taxi. Or check it out in Gran Turismo Sport on Playstation 4.