- Audi transforms the virtual e-tron Vision Gran Turismo car into reality
- Will be used as race taxis to perform exhibition runs at the Formula E events
- Will be powered by three electrical motors generating 272bhp each
To the delight of every Gran Turismo racing game enthusiast, Audi has taken the wraps off the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo. Initially conceived as a virtual car to mark the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo racing game on the Sony PlayStation console, the e-tron has been turned into reality by the German car manufacturer. The electric supercar will be used as race taxis to perform exhibition runs at the Formula E events.
The e-tron Vision Gran Coupe is powered by three electric motors – two on the rear axle and one on the front. Each of the electric motor generates 272bhp of power, which when combined, produces about 816bhp of power. The car is built around a super-strong steel spaceframe for maximum safety that keeps the overall weight in check at the same time. The company claims that the e-tron Vision Gran Coupe is capable of sprinting from 0-100kmph in just about 2.5 seconds. This means that it is quick enough to compete against the McLaren 720S.
To give a brief glimpse of the vehicle and provide a real time experience of the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, the German car manufacturer will offer high-speed rides to selective customers and guests during the Formula E race weekends.