Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo: From a PlayStation to a competition track

Posted on 10. Apr, 2018 by in Audi Canada

“E-Mobility is fast gaining importance,” says Peter Mertens, Member of a Board of Management, Technical Development, AUDI AG. “That is because in 2017 Audi was a initial German manufacturer to enter Formula E with a factory-backed commitment. In a growth laboratory motorsport, we are invariably expanding a imagination in e-mobility and entertainment profitable knowledge also in intensely perfectionist conditions. With a Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo foe cab we are branch electric mobility into a discernible knowledge for a business and guest as partial of a Formula E races – in a core of a world’s metropolises.”

The business and guest of a code with a 4 rings will be means to knowledge Formula E’s city circuits as passengers in a Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo starting during a foe in Rome (April 14). Employees during Audi’s pre-production core grown and constructed this one-of-a-kind automobile within a space of usually eleven months formed on a instance of a Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo from a “Gran Turismo” PlayStation game. The million-selling “Gran Turismo” diversion has prolonged acquired cult standing with gamers around a globe. Audi has been operative together with Sony and Polyphony Digital – a creators of “Gran Turismo” – for scarcely 20 years. Audi designers combined a Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo for a “Vision Gran Turismo” foe that was launched on a marketplace on a arise of a renouned game’s 15th anniversary. Numerous automobile manufacturers grown practical foe cars for a contest.

Many of these judgment cars were subsequently built as full-scale models as good and presented during trade shows. The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, however, is a initial judgment automobile of this operation to be deployed to real-world foe marks as a entirely organic vehicle. “This is what we are quite unapproachable of,” says Audi’s arch engineer Marc Lichte. “Although a pattern of a practical automobile allows most larger leisure and a origination of concepts that are usually tough to exercise in reality, we did not wish to put a quite fictitious judgment on wheels. Our aim was a entirely organic car. The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo shows that electric mobility during Audi is really emotive. This automobile incorporates countless elements of a new pattern denunciation such as a inverted singular support in a vehicle’s tone that will be standard for a new e-tron models.”

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