Mitsubishi debuts Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo [w/video]

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 3, 2014

Players, fans and enthusiasts of the "Gran Turismo 6" on PlayStation 3 could now access the “Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo” on the game. A gamer just needs to install Update 1.08 on their PlayStation 3 to gain to access to the car. The “Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo” can be purchased by the [Vision GT] area within the [CARS] section in "My Home."

The car could also be obtained by completing a lap in the new Seasonal Event. Regardless of the lap time, gamers can avail of the car, which is only available only for a limited time. The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo is a special concept model developed for Vision Gran Turismo.

To develop the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo, Mitsubishi introduced its design team -- Advanced Vehicle Research and Development Group, and Aerodynamic Engineering Development Group -- into the XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo project in the same way the carmaker would when planning and developing real motorsports vehicles.

The car’s styling is inspired by the “Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV” unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. The development led to a concept that could be considered as a mean racing machine. It features an iconic front grill represents a study of next generation Mitsubishi vehicles.

It also features a shape forming a wedge that starts from the triple diamond mark. The vehicle likewise features the technology of the Plug-in Hybrid EV System, which allows spontaneous transmission of the power from the motor and torque from the engine – via an 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) -- to the unit’s four wheels.

The car boasts of the S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system that enables equal distribution of the drive force to the 4 wheels.

The model also boasts of a body carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) body that made it lightweight, thereby rendering the vehicle more agile. Its agility is further complemented by the front and rear diffusers that provide good downforce. The model also features 20-inch aluminum wheels and a tough suspension system. [source: Mitsubishi]

Press Release

Introducing the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo

The "Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo" has been released on "Gran Turismo 6", available exclusively on PlayStation®3. This is a hybrid concept packed with know-how and spirit gained through motorsports. Take this opportunity to experience its driving performance!

How to receive it

After Update 1.08 has been installed, the car can be purchased from the [Vision GT] area within the [CARS] section in "My Home" (here, you can also find the car's presentation movie). Alternatively, it is also possible to obtain the car by completing a lap (regardless of the lap time) in the new Seasonal Event, available only for a limited time.

About the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo

Mitsubishi Motors, a company with a spectacular history in races like the Dakar Rally and World Rally Championships (WRC), has developed a special concept model for Vision Gran Turismo: This is the "Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo".

In the development of this special concept model, Mitsubishi Motors introduced their design team, Advanced Vehicle Research and Development Group, and Aerodynamic Engineering Development Group into this project in the same process they would normally follow to plan and develop real motorsports vehicles.

The styling of the car follows the basic concepts of the "MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV" shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, while pouring in know-how gained from years of motorsports experience into its every detail. The result was the evolution of the concept into a stoic racing machine.

The "Athlete Form" design concept was advanced further, emphasizing the driving features aggressively. The iconic front grill is a study of next generation Mitsubishi automobiles, and the shape that forms a wedge starting from the triple diamond mark is designed in the image of an athlete at crouching position on a starting line, evoking an intense image of tension and potential.

Utilizing advanced development technology from the Plug-in Hybrid EV System, the spontaneous power of the motor and powerful torque of the engine is transmitted through an 8 speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) to drive the 4 wheels. It's overwhelming drive performance is controlled precisely with the S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system that distributes the drive force optimally to the 4 wheels, producing a handling characteristic that moves the car exactly as the driver desires.

In addition, the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) body reduces weight and greatly contributes to its agility, and the downforce produced by the aerodynamic form of the front and rear diffusers produces excellent cornering performance. The large diameter 20 inch aluminum wheels gives an impression of a tough suspension system, and the powerful appearance of the front and rear fenders is in the image of toned muscles of a powerful athlete.

We hope you enjoy this special concept model, packed with the sports spirit of Mitsubishi Motors.

About Vision Gran Turismo

Vision Gran Turismo is a project in which the world's leading brands develop concept cars for Gran Turismo and its fans. Please look forward to more fantastic car models in line to be released in the near future!

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