Audi has revealed the RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition, a special version of their high-performance electric sedan, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Audi Sport division. The car also pays tribute to the GP Ice Race, an annual motoring festival held on a frozen Lake Zell in Austria.
The exterior design of the RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition features silver and white colors to represent snow, while the purple accents are meant to symbolize ski goggles. It also comes with 21-inch black wheels and a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof. Unfortunately, the interior of the car has not been shown, but Audi has mentioned that the use of colors gives the cabin the illusion of having four seats, even though it actually has five. Silver, black, and purple colors are used in the interior, with purple accents seen in contrast stitching.
The steering wheel of the special edition RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition features a combination of leather and Alcantara, with silver accents at the 12 o’clock position. The infotainment system incorporates unique graphics, including a serial number display, which was traditionally presented as a physical plaque.
Mechanically, there have been no changes made to the RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition. It is powered by a dual-motor powertrain that generates a peak of 637 horsepower, enabling acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds.
Audi plans to produce only 99 units of the RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition, all of which will be available exclusively in the European market.
The Audi Sport division was established in 1983 under the name Audi Quattro and has since grown to encompass various projects, including customer racing and personalization work through Audi Exclusive. In 2016, the division was renamed Audi Sport to avoid confusion with Audi’s Quattro branding for all-wheel-drive systems, further solidifying its presence in new markets.
– Audi RS E-Tron GT Ice Race Edition: A special color concept [Press Release]
– Audi Sport celebrates 40th birthday [Audi MediaCenter]