‘Fire Knight Red’ Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo seen at 2015 Tokyo Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on November 2, 2015

Meet the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo – a concept supercar that made its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan has always been known to be formidable in the Gran Turismo game but it’s likely to gain even more recognition with the launch of this concept.

With a striking body color in Fire Knight red, this supercar was built together with the Gran Turismo creators themselves, Polyphony Digital Inc. The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo uses a reinterpretation of the brand’s trademark V-Motion grille.

Gamers who attended the Tokyo show as well as those around the world who are viewing the supercar at their homes couldn’t help but gasp at this tangible expression of the virtual vehicle. Nissan has always been known for their innovativeness and the outstanding performance of their models.

The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is proof that the brand continues to reign supreme as it tapped young designers to build the supercar from their vision. London-based Nissan Design Europe created its design while an engineering team in Japan provided input.

It was built from the ground up by designers who utilized the newest digital tools. Upon closer inspection, this supercar concept shares certain design cues with the brand’s existing performance models. So far, this concept seen in Tokyo is the only physical model made.

It was from a styling study of the brand’s young designers from all around the world that the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo took shape. The creators of Grand Turismo 6 wanted to do something special for the 15th anniversary of the game and so they decided to ask 28 producers to make their own dream car.

Nissan rose to the challenge by applying its racing technology on its 2+2 sports car; particularly, the brand is bringing its air flow expertise to the road car. To meet the challenge of having the virtual car’s performance as close to real as possible, Nissan closely collaborated with its Japan-based engineers and aerodynamic technicians.

The Japanese manufacturer describes this supercar’s design as the product of the forces of emotion and wind. A futuristic method was taken in how styling elements of various Nissan performance cars in history appeared in the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, elevating this model to incredible heights.

Press Release

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo gets a new color and enhanced presence in Tokyo

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo – a concept supercar developed in conjunction with Polyphony Digital Inc., the creators of the racing video game Gran Turismo for PlayStation – is certain to further increase Nissan's sizable presence in the game and beyond.

In new Fire Knight red body color that debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and featuring a new expression of Nissan's signature V-Motion grille, the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is a real-world embodiment of a virtual car, through which gamers around the world experience Nissan's dynamic performance and innovation.

2+2 virtual supercar with advanced aerodynamic body

The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo began life as dream project for young Nissan designers who were given free rein to create the perfect supercar for their own Gran Turismo fantasy garage.

But the design from a team at Nissan Design Europe – based in London, England – was seen to have so much potential that it has benefited from input from an engineering team based in Japan.

Adapting design cues from current Nissan performance models, it was created from scratch using the latest digital design tools: The first – and to date only – physical representation of the car is the actual concept model.

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo emerged from styling study among Nissan's global pool of young designers. Each team was answering a call from the makers of Gran Turismo 6, who have asked a total of 28 different manufacturers to each create a dream car to celebrate the game's 15th birthday.

Nissan's 2+2 sports car adapts race track technology, in particular air flow management, to a road car environment.

Working closely with skilled aerodynamic technicians and engineering teams in Japan to ensure the virtual car performs as realistically as possible, the design is partly shaped by emotion and partly by the wind.

Neat styling touches evoke aspects of Nissan performance models through the ages but present them in a futuristic way.

Note: "PlayStation" and "Gran Turismo" are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.

 

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