Audi e-Tron Acts As A Towing Vehicle For The Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Audi wants a piece of the action at the GTI Meet at Lake Worthersee, which starts next Wednesday. And they have booked front-seat tickets with the new e-Tron and Vision Gran Turismo.

Presented this spring in Geneva, the brand’s first all-electric model will take on the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X. It’s estimated to start at €80,000 ($95,850) in Germany and around $100,000 in the United States.

But before hitting production and marching into dealerships, the new Audi e-Tron will act as a towing vehicle for the e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo. Thus, the electric SUV “demonstrates its suitability for everyday use”, says the German automaker, and puts its optional trailer hitch to use, aimed at “sport and leisure activities”.

More importantly, the zero-emission SUV will be able to travel for more than 400 km (249 miles) in the WLTP driving cycle, so users shouldn’t be too concerned about running out of juice.

Sitting quietly on the trailer is the e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo. It was originally developed for the popular PlayStation 4 video game and Audi subsequently made a real-life concept, which debuted last month’s Formula E race in Rome, Italy.

The Audi e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo is as impressive to drive as it is to look at. The naught to 100km/h (62mph) acceleration takes 2.5 seconds thanks to the three electric motors that deliver 815 PS (804 HP / 600 kW) to both axles.

Described as a “one-off racing prototype“, it weighs 1,450 kg (3,197 lbs), has a perfect 50:50 weight distribution, and some very iconic design elements that are a throwback to the Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO racer.

more photos...
  • Turbine wheels need to make a comeback, fact.

    • Fabián Montiel

      So true, turbofans ALL THINGS!!

  • benT

    MUST be a VERY SHORT drive to the track then.

McLaren 720S Gets Spanked By Out Of Control Chevrolet Pickup Truck

The pickup truck couldn’t stop in time, so it swerved left and hit a Toyota, too.

How Does The Alpina B5 Compare To The Mighty BMW M5?

Challenging M Division’s finest is no easy task, but, at least on paper, the B5 has all it takes.

1,216 HP VW Golf Mk2 Reaches 300 Km/h Faster Than You Can Say ‘Boba Motoring’

The tuned Golf Mk2 has more than 1,200 horses to play with, a modified DSG transmission and all-wheel drive.

2006 Mazdaspeed6 Offers 274HP And Great Handling For Less Than $3k

This Mazda saloon has a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four mated to a 6-speed manual and AWD.

APR Endows The 2.0-Liter VW Atlas With 350 HP, Lots Of Upgrades

APR’s version of the Atlas features more power, more torque and improved off-road ability.

2019 BMW 3-Series Drops 121 Pounds, Will Have The Most Powerful Four-Cylinder Ever

The BMW 3-Series is coming soon and the automaker has released the first details about the upcoming model.

Some Subaru Ascent Owners To Get A Brand-New Model Thanks To A Recall

293 Ascent crossovers weren’t properly welded so Subaru is replacing all of them.

Groups Of Young Men Set Fire To Over 100 Cars In Sweden

Police believe the attacks were coordinated using social media.

E-Mails Show EPA Fought Government’s Claim Lower Fuel Economy Standards Would Save Lives

EPA data suggests more people will die under the new proposal.

Jaguar Land Rover Shows Off MLA Platform, Teases Three All-New Models

The Land Rover Defender is one of the three models and it should arrive around 2020.