Nissan is the fourth automaker to reveal its Vision concept for the 6th installment to the Gran Turismo franchise of video games. A total of 28 car manufacturers will be included in this, a design exercise, cross-promotion, and advertisement.
It seems only natural for Nissan to choose to dream in the direction of the GTR. Not only is it the halo car for the brand, it is really the only car that could benefit from such wild styling. Since its inception, the performance numbers for the GTR have been astounding, especially considering the target competition. Detractors say that it suffers from video-game controls and doesn’t really look like a supercar. While the former will not likely change, the latter could be addressed in this concept. The Concept 2020 looks like it was born from a GTR and a LeMans Prototype (which Nissan is also rumored to be working on). We think it’s just what the doctor ordered, but tell us what you think? Realistic for 2020? Too far?
We think it’s just what the doctor ordered, but tell us what you think? Realistic for 2020? Too far?
From the Press Release
- NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo hints at the future
- 2+2 virtual supercar with advanced aerodynamic body
NASHVILLE. Tenn. – Nissan today lifts the virtual covers off the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future. It was created through close collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo®, Polyphony Digital Inc., the legendary PlayStation® driving franchise.
NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo began life as dream project for Nissan designers who were given free rein to create their dream supercar for their own Gran Turismo fantasy garage.
Created by a team of young designers at Nissan Design Europe, in London, England, the model was considered to have so much potential that it has benefited from input from an advanced engineering team based at Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan.
As a result, NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo gives hints as to how a supercar of the future might look.
In July, automotive enthusiasts will be able to discover that performance first-hand when it becomes available to download in Gran Turismo®6, just as they did with the NISSAN GT-R and Skylines from earlier episodes of the historic franchise. That performance heritage and commitment to delivering excitement for enthusiasts is why there are Nissan vehicles in the franchise.
But as a specialist in automotive design in three-dimensions, Nissan believes that the real-world is ready for the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. Watch this space…
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