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.