Audi has introduced a special version of its high-performance electric sedan, the RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Audi Sport division. The vehicle pays tribute to the GP Ice Race, an annual motoring festival held on a frozen Lake Zell in Austria. Its exterior design features silver and white colors symbolizing snow, while purple accents represent ski goggles. Additionally, the car showcases 21-inch black wheels and a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof.
Although the interior has yet to be revealed, Audi stated that the color scheme creates the illusion of four seats but, in reality, there are five. The cabin incorporates silver, black, and purple tones, with purple used for accent details like contrast stitching. The steering wheel boasts a combination of leather and Alcantara, with a silver design element at the 12 o’clock position. The infotainment system highlights custom graphics, including a unique serial number.
Under the hood, the RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition maintains the same specifications as the standard RS E-Tron GT. It is equipped with a dual-motor powertrain generating up to 637 hp, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Audi plans to produce only 99 units of this limited edition model, exclusively for the European market.
Established in 1983 as Audi Quattro, the Audi Sport division has evolved to undertake various projects, encompassing customer racing and personalization through Audi Exclusive. In 2016, the division underwent a name change to Audi Sport to prevent confusion with the Audi Quattro branding used for all-wheel-drive systems in new markets.
– Audi RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition: Celebrating Anniversary of Audi Sport Division. [No URL]
– GP Ice Race. [No URL]