You might expect a car with four motors and 3,319 lb-ft of torque to take a great deal of electronics and skill with the right foot to drive properly. If so, you got the electronics part right at least: Audi has created a virtual world for its e-tron electric car that will be featured in Playstation Home later this year.
The action takes place in Audi Space, the digital realm that Audi has built inside the Playstation Home online community. The car is featured in the Vertical Run driving game, featuring a track with enough dimensions to impress Speed Racer. The point of the game is to gather enough electrical energy to get the highest top speed, and if you’re one of the best, you’ll get one of the skyscraper apartments in Audi town.
It will probably be the closest anyone will get to driving an e-tron for years — if ever — so if you’re an Audi-phile who’s been looking for a reason to buy a PS3, here’s your card. For the full scoop, check out the press release after the jump, and you can see the car again in the gallery of high-res photos below.