Alpine Vision Gran Turismo will soon no longer be a virtual car that only runs in the world of PlayStation’s Gran Turismo game. In July 2013, Polyphony Digital Inc., developers of the game, made a proposal to create a new ‘virtual’ car, and Alpine teams focused on the new project with same passion, and enthusiasm as they would when creating a new road car – leading to the Alpine of the 21st Century concept.
In a statement, Alpine said that designers and engineers involved in the project were given that task of creating a car that expresses the spirit of the Alpine brand, which should be visible in its styling, and performance – both behind the wheel, or a DualShock PlayStation controller.
Alpine said players will find the same agility that helped forge the legend of the original cars build by founder Jean Rédélé. “The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo stands at the crossroads of the past, present and future, at the frontier between motorsport and road cars,” Alpine said, adding that the concept provides a link between the virtual and real worlds.
Apline plans to unveil the “real life” concept at the Festival Automobile International, which focuses on auto aesthetics. The brand’s revival was previewed by the Alpine A450 prototype, which won endurance racing titles in Europe in 2013 and 2014, and a podium finish in the LM P2 class in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours.