Quick Look At Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo – Videos

MAY 15 2018 BY MARK KANE 2

The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is one of the quickest all-electric racing cars ever made. it does 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.5 seconds.

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

The car was presented at the Formula E even in Rome where it served as taxi for customers and guests. It will be deployed at all European Formula E races and numerous other events in 2018.

As SEAT is entering E TCR racing series with CUPRA e-Racer and Volkswagen is going to try Pikes Peak with I.D. R, there is serious involvement in making BEVs quick.

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The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo uses a three-motor layout, often used by Audi in previous prototype or concept cars. Two electric motors drive the rear axle and the third one the front axle, using individual components from the future Audi e-tron. Because each motor is 200 kW, the total output stands at 600 kW.

The question is whether the production e-tron SUV also will have 600 kW of power from its 95 kWh battery?

Down below you can watch the unveiling and test drives of the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo on the track.

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo spec:

  • permanent all-wheel drive with variable power distribution
  • 600 kW of system output – three electric motors, each with output of 200 kW
  • from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds
  • curb weight of 1,450 kilograms
  • power to weight ratio of 1.78 kilo­grams per horsepower
  • 50:50 percent weight distribution

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Pushing 400, 500, 600KW has to come with seriously diminishing returns for all batteries, and heat/endurance. Cars with this kind of power (much less weight) aren’t track-dominant as one might think, even when gas powered. Mission E will have the same size battery, with a better C-rate because of chemistry, yet they aren’t proposing 3.1 second 0-60’s. At 3.5, the car will have better, repeated, lap performance and endurance. Get the weight and inertia down, carry speed, and stay cool and able to soak a better fraction of the available kinetic energy (regen). This is the strategy.

Think about it. If last year’s 50KWh, 1,050KW Pike’s Peak EV winner actually called for this from its battery, for even 2-3 solid minutes of the~9 minute run, it would have surely “fragged”. What chemistry wouldn’t? VW is going to beat last year’s winner, with 300-400 fewer KW, steady. Watch!!

Sort of the same concept as FTP, to a cyclist. Steady power (or “i/o” as the engineers are putting it) beats peaks.

Got to be the best looking Audi so far. Møt talking about the interior of course. The sound would make me go postal if I had to listen to it every single day. For a racecar, nobody really cares. For an everyday car, I think the quiet low noice goal of Mercedes EVs would be the best.