First conceived for the Gran Turismo video game, this Audi now exists in the real world. It will be used on Formula E weekends.

To celebrate the 15 years of Gran Turismo in 2013, its creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, had invited manufacturers to imagine a car specifically for the game. Many answered the call. Some of them have stayed at 100% virtual projects, others have built models displayed in the salons.

Audi had not offered anything yet. It is now done. And if the German seems to arrive after the battle, he is the first to have imagined a rolling vehicle. Not surprisingly, his Vision Gran Turismo is an electric model, which will serve to promote its e-tron label.

Audi unveils e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept

The machine was developed as part of the arrival of the brand in Formula E, the world championship of single-seaters. And this e-tron Vision GT will have a very specific role: it will be used as a luxury taxi for customers and guests of the brand during the next races. She will make her debut this weekend on the occasion of the Italian round in Rome. You can then see it at the e-Prix de Paris on April 28th. It will be driven successively by Rahel Frey, former DTM Swiss driver, and Dindo Capello, winner at Le Mans.

The car is inspired by the 90 quattro IMSA GTO, a racing car imagined in 1989 for a former prototype championship in the United States. The resemblance is above all for the livery, with a white dress, red, gray and black. Side lines, we can make some parallels for the red wing or the side window. The concept mainly uses modern codes, with a front face close to that of the e-tron Sportback concept .

Audi unveils e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept

On the technical side, there are three electric motors, two on the rear axle, one on the front axle, obviously to have a Quattro all-wheel drive, with variable torque distribution. The cumulative power is 815 hp. Audi says that components come directly from the e-tron , the brand’s first connected series car, to be launched in a few months. His Vision Gran Turismo, which weighs 1,450 kg, announces a 0 to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds.

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