Audi Debuts 815 HP e-tron Electric Supercar

Sony’s Gran Turismo family of games has featured a number of carmakers’ concept cars as playable vehicles over the years, but it’s rare for things to go the other way. That is, it’s rare for a car that was designed for the game to be made into a real car. It’s even rarer, still, for that real-life racer to have anywhere near the performance of its digital forebear. That’s what makes this 815 HP, race-ready Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo so very special.

Granted, the car looks an awful lot like the all-electric Audi R8 that was briefly offered, then cancelled in 2016 due to a lack of interested buyers. Enough so that it might make you wonder whether or not Audi might be having second thoughts about putting a go-fast EV in its future line-up, right?

Or, I dunno- maybe Audi just had a bunch of pre-production parts lying around and figured a car like this would make for good, cheap PR. If that’s the case, well- it worked!

You can check out a more comprehensive photo gallery over at the Verge, which has cleverly shuffled together pictures of the real car with pictures of the virtual car. See if you can tell the difference between the two in the photos I cherry-picked at the top of this post, then let us know what you think of this electric racer in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

 

Source | More Photos: Audi, via the Verge.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.