Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo
The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is a two-seater concept car developed by Audi Sport GmbH and was manufactured in Germany. The car was unveiled at the Audi Competence Center Motorsport at Neuburg an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany, four days after its two teaser trailers were released in YouTube. The Vision Gran Turismo is the third car in the "e-tron" electric lineup, after the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e-tron Sportback. The car was fully constructed in a span of 11 months.
The car was deemed the first official fully functioning concept car that can drive on the roads. This also makes the car, the first fully functioning concept car which matches the virtual and "on-paper" specifications with the real specifications.
The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo has three electric motors, two at the rear axle, one at the front axle. Each motor delivers 268 hp (200 kW; 272 PS) and 246 lb⋅ft (334 N⋅m), for a total of 804 hp (600 kW; 815 PS) and 738 lb⋅ft (1,001 N⋅m). The curb weight of the vehicle stands at 1,450 kg (3,197 lb) with a 50:50 weight distribution, and also giving the car a power-to-weight ratio of 554 hp per ton. The car runs on a permanent all-wheel drive drivetrain. The car does contain some elements used for future "e-tron" production cars, according to Audi. The e-tron Vision Gran Turismo also uses Audi's DTM ceramic brakes and steering wheel, 305-width racing tyres, and other parts from the Audi R8 LMS, their Group GT3 race car.
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