Audi to Build Just 75 of Its “project_513/2” RS e-tron GTs
The Audi “project_513/2” is an homage to the RS e-tron GT’s development.
This special Audi will be capped at 75 examples when it goes on sale this spring for $181,395.
This is the first Audi to wear a camouflaged-style livery that’s headed for consumers’ hands.
Car camouflage has come a long way. Gone are the boring days of zebra stripes used to trick your camera into hiding a prototype’s curves. Okay, maybe those days are still here, too, but automakers are also pivoting their camouflage coverings into a new way to market their upcoming products. Audi has done such while showing off the prototype for what we now call the e-tron GT. This livery was interesting enough for the folks at Audi to use as inspiration for a limited-edition version of the RS e-tron GT.
Dubbed “project_513/2,” this special edition RS e-tron GT carries a special graphics package that transforms a standard RS e-tron GT into a reflection of the prototypes that originally wore this livery. This special-edition RS e-tron GT is the first production Audi to mimic a prototype’s camouflaging, which explains the car’s highly limited, 75-example release.
While the livery might be the main reason to track down one of these oddly named RS e-tron GT sedans, it’s not the only change to the car’s exterior. This special edition also nets unique 21-inch wheels, quarter windows etched with the model’s name, and red Audi rings. This Audi also opted for carbon fiber mirror caps, a carbon fiber roof, and ceramic brake rotors. The interior also sees some special features, with an embossed model name on the armrest and the model’s name on the infotainment screen.
If you’re wondering where Audi found the model name, it’s simple. During development, Audi referred to the e-tron GT as “project_513/2”. According to Audi, this breaks down to represent the product's segment, generation, and body style while it’s in development. So, it’s only fitting to give the first product wearing a camouflage-inspired livery its development name.
As mentioned, Audi is only making 75 of these, and they’re all headed to the US market. If you’re one of the 75 lucky customers that have a chance to buy this special RS e-tron GT, it’s going to set you back $181,395 when it goes on sale this spring. That’s almost $40,000 tacked onto the base RS e-tron GT and a $17,000 premium over a similarly equipped RS e-tron GT. That might be a hard pill to swallow, but if you want something close to the Audi prototype, here’s your chance.
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