One of the great aspects of Gran Turismo’s Vision GT series of concept cars its that it challenges car manufacturers like Audi to build a single concept car that is a real world representation of a car that is otherwise only available inside a video game. That’s how the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo came about, but did you know that a limited run of Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo racecars are being produced and campaigned by the likes of Frank Biela in an upstart racing series known as RCCO in Germany?
Of course, the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo wasn’t designed initially for series production, but clever use of 3-D printed bodywork based on existing electric drivetrain component sets have made it possible for a limited run of e-tron Vision Gran Turismos to be produced in the real world. Granted, they’re only 1:32nd scale.
You see, RCCO is a series for competitive slot car racing. Former Audi Sport factory driver Frank Biela and others like former Audi Sport DTM driver Miguel Molina are frequent participants in the competition. So too are other Audi Sport personnel like Thomas Voigt of Speedpool, the PR agency that helps manage communications for Audi Sport.
There are a lot of reasons to love Voigt’s tv racing efforts in the RCCO. The association with Audi and affinity for creating Audi racers is low hanging fruit. So too are the association of former Audi Sport factory drivers participating in the mix. Even better, the communications and PR backgrounds of the team founders combined with the easy ability to render liveries within the Gran Turismo game make for a slot car team that shares its exploits with a greater degree of professionalism than many traditional professional racing teams.
Check out more information on tvracing’s exploits with these e-tron Vision Gran Turismo racers on their Facebook page HERE.