Audi E-Tron Prototype has been spotted towing the Vision Gran Turismo to Worthersee

Article by Christian A., on May 9, 2018

To make the annual Worthersee Meet more interesting, Audi decided that that they should electrify the event. And that’s why they brought in a prototype Audi E-tron Quattro towing the E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo Concept. It’s interesting to see two models that represent the company’s future at an event that largely celebrates an iconic model from VW Group’s history.

Firstly, the E-Tron Quattro will be Audi’s first dedicated electric vehicle, which is scheduled to be sold in Europe by the end of the year. In fact, the automaker has already been testing the 250-member fleet of the said model around the world as a means to build buzz and to work out the final details.

Right now, the electric crossover is equipped with a 95 kilowatt hour battery pack that enables the car to drive as far as 248.5 miles (400 kilometers) in the new WLTP driving cycle. As for the powertrain, specs aren’t as clear but the electric motors allegedly produce a total of 435 horsepower (320 kilowatts) or 503 horsepower (379 kilowatts) when there is a temporary power boost.

Already, Audi has shared to us that the E-Tron comes with a price tag of 80,000 euros in Germany (about $96,000). Knowing that, the electric crossover’s price is quite similar to that of the Tesla Model X 100D that goes for $97,200 including destination fees in the United States.

Speaking of prices and release dates, the E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo, meanwhile will not be available from an Audi showroom anytime soon, but if you cannot wait, you could already drive one virtually on the Playstation 4 in Gran Turismo Sport. The automaker also built a real world example that has as much as 815 horsepower (600 kilowatts) from three electric motors. Audi even let their guests drive this car during Formula E events.

Following the launch of the E-Tron and the more stylish Sportback variant of the SUV, Audi decided to tease us with their plans of building an electric luxury sedan. As you can see in the image of the E-Tron GT here, this model indicates a potential look for the stylish four-door, and rumours indicate that it would likely borrow the underpinnings from the Porsche Mission E.

The Audi E-Tron proves itself to be a powerful car with its ability to tow the Audi E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo. Meanwhile, the latter shows its sporty design that would be nice to drive around on a daily basis. If you guys are interested in checking out these models in person, you could head over to the GTI Meet at Lake Worthersee, which will run from May 9 up until May 12.

Press Release

All-electric combination: Audi e-tron prototype at Wörthersee Meet

Audi e-tron prototype tows trailer with Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car
Long range and trailer hitch demonstrate suitability for everyday use

The popular GTI Meet at Lake Wörthersee will be held from May 9 to 12. In on the action: the Audi e-tron prototype. As a towing vehicle for the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, the sporty electric SUV proves its excellent suitability for everyday use.
This year’s GTI Meet will be held at Lake Wörthersee for the 37th time. And as every year, most fans will arrive days before the official start of the event. Audi will be joining them. The brand with the four rings will be in Reifnitz with its first all-electric model, the Audi e-tron prototype.

In its specially developed design camouflage that skillfully presents the high-voltage drive system, the electric SUV will demonstrate its suitability for everyday use. As well as a long range of more than 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the WLTP driving cycle and the electric quattro that ensures powerful performance on any terrain, the optional trailer hitch offers new options for using the electric car – for sport and leisure activities, for instance.

On the trailer, the prototype will be transporting the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car. Originally developed exclusively for virtual races on the PlayStation 4, Audi is making the electrically driven Formula E race car concept a reality. Since the race in Rome, the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo has been deployed as a race taxi for the electric racing series.

Source: Audi

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