|Audi Vision Gran Turismo|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Sport (Update)|
|Max Power||735 BHP|
|Weight||1,250 kilograms (2,800 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||1.7 kg (3.7 lb) per horsepower|
The Audi Vision Gran Turismo was fully developed by Audi Design exclusively for the race simulation in the 'Vision Gran Turismo' competition, launched on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Gran Turismo. There are two versions of the digital version: a hybrid version and a purely electrical version.
The hybrid version of the Audi Vision Gran Turismo combines a V6 turbo engine with an electric front axle. This model enables you to compete virtually in races and championships with comparable Vision Gran Turismo Concept Cars and other hybrid cars.
The racing car consciously picks up the design elements of the Audi 90 IMSA GTO, with which Audi Sport thrilled fans in the North American IMSA GTO racing series in 1989, with drivers such as Hans-Joachim Stuck, Walter Röhrl, Hurley Haywood and Scott Goodyear. The car was far ahead of its time back then owing to the combination of the consistently lightweight construction and quattro drive paired with a powerful five-cylinder turbo engine.
The Audi Vision Gran Turismo has a permanent four-wheel drive; in this case, e-tron quattro. Audi achieved the first victory of a hybrid-engined racing car at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012 owing to the combination of an electrically-driven front axle and a conventionally-driven rear axle.
The front axle of the Audi Vision Gran Turismo is powered by a 400 kW (536 BHP) motor-generator-unit (MGU-K), which recovers energy when braking. Combined with a 3.4 litre V6 turbocharged engine with 550 kW (737 BHP) at the rear, the hybrid race car has a system output of 950 kW (1,274 BHP) and even exceeds the performance of modern LMP1 hybrid racing cars. The power-to-weight ratio has a value that many racers can only dream of: less than one kilogram per horsepower.
The sequential 7-gear racing gearbox is ideal for the enormous system performance, and is actuated by rockers on the steering wheel. While the all-electric version drives on 18-inch wheels, the hybrid racing car has 20-inch wheels on the front axle and 21-inch wheels on the rear.
This car can be purchased in the Audi section of Brand Central for 1,000,000 Credits.
- Despite being a Group 1 car, the car does not use number boxes specific to Group 1 cars in Sport Mode, GT League, and Livery Editor; instead, it uses number boxes for other car classes. This is due to the car not having the proper flags for Gr.1-specific number boxes, which is not determined by the car's classification.