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Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

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Audi Vision Gran Turismo
The Audi Vision Gran Turismo was fully developed by Audi Design exclusively for the race simulation in the 'Vision Gran Turismo' competition, launched on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo. There are two versions of the digital version: a hybrid version and a purely electrical version.
The hybrid version of the Audi Vision Gran Turismo combines a V6 turbo engine with an electric front axle. This model enables you to compete virtually in races and championships with comparable Vision Gran Turismo Concept Cars and other hybrid cars.
The racing car consciously picks up the design elements of the Audi 90 IMSA GTO, with which Audi Sport thrilled fans in the North American IMSA GTO racing series in 1989, with drivers such as Hans-Joachim Stuck, Walter Röhrl, Hurley Haywood and Scott Goodyear. The car was far ahead of its time back then owing to the combination of the consistently lightweight construction and quattro drive paired with a powerful five-cylinder turbo engine. The Audi Vision Gran Turismo has a permanent four-wheel drive; in this case, e-tron quattro. Audi achieved the first victory of a hybrid-engined racing car at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012 owing to the combination of an electrically-driven front axle and a conventionally-driven rear axle.
The front axle of the Audi Vision Gran Turismo is powered by a 400 kW (536 BHP) motor-generator-unit (MGU-K), which recovers energy when braking. Combined with a 3.4 litre V6 turbocharged engine with 550 kW (737 BHP) at the rear, the hybrid race car has a system output of 950 kW (1,274 BHP) and even exceeds the performance of modern LMP1 hybrid racing cars. The power-to-weight ratio has a value that many racers can only dream of: less than one kilogram per horsepower.
The sequential 7-gear racing gearbox is ideal for the enormous system performance, and is actuated by rockers on the steering wheel. While the all-electric version drives on 18-inch wheels, the hybrid racing car has 20-inch wheels on the front axle and 21-inch wheels on the rear.
Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo
Audi is making electromobility an extremely thrilling experience with a purely electric-powered racing car of the future.
The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo was initially only fully developed by Audi Design exclusively for the race simulation in the 'Vision Gran Turismo' competition, launched on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo. As a further highlight, Audi decided to have the concept car produced by AUDI AG in a prototype construction as a single piece and to use it as race taxi in the Formula E electric racing series. It is therefore the first virtual concept car in the 'Vision Gran Turismo' series that is fully functional on real race tracks.
The racing car of the future consciously picks up the design elements of the Audi 90 IMSA GTO, with which Audi Sport thrilled fans in the North American IMSA GTO racing series in 1989, with drivers such as Hans-Joachim Stuck, Walter Röhrl, Hurley Haywood and Scott Goodyear. The car was far ahead of its time back then owing to the combination of the consistent lightweight construction and the quattro drive paired with a powerful five-cylinder turbo engine. The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is also ahead of its time: it serves as an ambassador for the sportiness and dynamics of electromobility at Audi.
The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, which fans of the Audi brand will be able to experience virtually in-game from April 2018, is powered by three 200 kW (268 BHP) electric motors. Two motors for the rear axle and the third for the front. The system power is 600 kW (803 BHP). With a kerb weight of 1,450 kg, the electric racing car has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.78 kg per horsepower, with an almost ideal weight distribution of 50:50 percent between the front and rear axles.
The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo has a purely electric permanent four-wheel drive with a variable power distribution.
Similar to the Ingolstadt manufacturer’s Formula E race cars, the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo has only one forward gear.

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