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Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo now available in Gran Turismo 6

Players of the famed Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3 will now be able to have a Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo on their virtual garages, albeit for a limited time. Kazunori Yamauchi, president of Polyphony Digital Inc. that produces the Gran Turismo franchise, has been calling on major carmakers to contribute to the series, which is on its 15th year.

He wants the design departments of these carmakers to share their vision of future cars with the gaming community through their groundbreaking concepts. These models are transformed in virtual racers that will be integrated into the latest iteration of the Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3, in the form of online updates.

For the latest update, the wide-stance Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo was included and can be availed by completing a lap in a new seasonal event that is available for a limited time. Christopher Well, head of Mini exterior design, said in a statement that the Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo combines “all the hallmark Mini design features presented in the sportiest and most exciting style.

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Audi E-Tron Prototype has been spotted towing the Vision Gran Turismo to Worthersee

To make the annual Worthersee Meet more interesting, Audi decided that that they should electrify the event. And that’s why they brought in a prototype Audi E-tron Quattro towing the E-Tron Vision Gran Turismo Concept. It’s interesting to see two models that represent the company’s future at an event that largely celebrates an iconic model from VW Group’s history.

Firstly, the E-Tron Quattro will be Audi’s first dedicated electric vehicle, which is scheduled to be sold in Europe by the end of the year. In fact, the automaker has already been testing the 250-member fleet of the said model around the world as a means to build buzz and to work out the final details.

Right now, the electric crossover is equipped with a 95 kilowatt hour battery pack that enables the car to drive as far as 248.5 miles (400 kilometers) in the new WLTP driving cycle. As for the powertrain, specs aren’t as clear but the electric motors allegedly produce a total of 435 horsepower (320 kilowatts) or 503 horsepower (379 kilowatts) when there is a temporary power boost.

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Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo jumps from virtual game to Formula E as race taxi

Audi’s e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is an all-electric concept car that resides in the world of virtual reality. More specifically, it is one of the cars that could be played in the popular PlayStation game “Gran Turismo.” Now, it is possible to see the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car in real life, when you watch Formula E races.

A result of the collaboration between Audi and Gran Turismo creators Sony and Polyphony Digital, the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo was created by talented Audi designers exclusively for the “Vision Gran Turismo” contest that was part of the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Gran Turismo. Other carmakers also took part in the contest and had their designers develop virtual race cars.

Interestingly, several of the Vision Gran Turismo cars – including the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo -- were consequently built as full-scale models and presented at a number of shows. However, the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is the first to be deployed to real-world race tracks as a fully functional car. It will be making its race track debut in Rome on April 14, to be deployed as a race taxi for the Formula E event. From there, the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo will be making its appearance in other Formula E’s city circuits in 2018.

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Honda Sports Vision GT arrives digitally in Gran Turismo Sport

It isn't real-life, but this car is making real waves in the automotive world. Honda is introducing the new Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo (GT), a 400-hp sleek and mean machine that is only drivable in virtual reality.

The new "Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo" is a mid-ship-engine two-seater coupe that is the product of an ingenious collaboration between the design team of Honda and the Gran Turismo realism-based video game. Honda is calling the Sports Vision Gran Turismo a fusion between dynamism and functionality. As a true sports model, the Sports Vision Gran Turismo is born from Honda’s corporate culture for doing things that simply looks fun.

In the initial stages of its new project, Honda launched a competition among its designers from different parts of the world. Eventually, the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo – created by a design team in Los Angeles -- was named as the winner of this global design contest. In the course of developing the final design of the concept, the LA team was joined by other designers in the United States and Japan. In fact, the quarter model was built in the US, while the modeling data and hardware of the GT concept were developed in Japan.

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Are you a hypercar enthusiast? If you are, then this story might catch your attention. If you have unlimited cash to burn, one of the most expensive cars you could bring home is a Bugatti Veyron. Or the Bugatti Chiron might be more to your liking. But don’t forget that there is also the extremely rare Vision GT.

Because of how incredible this hypercar is, we just have to show you a video of its delivery to a collector based in Los Angeles. This one-off Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo first made its appearance in 2015. From looking at its design, you would be able to tell that it got some of its inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57G, which is a two-time Le Mans 24 Hour winner. Under the hood of this super rare model is a W16 engine that produces an impressive 1,650 horsepower (1,230 kilowatts) and 1,165 pound-feet (1,230 kilowatts) of torque.

The very first owner of this Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo was Saudi Arabian Prince Badr bin Saud. He then sold it to the new owner who is based in LA. As you heard in the video, this is the one and only Bugatti Vision GT that has reached the US soil, and it will be sitting in its new owner’s garage alongside a Porsche P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and a one-of-twenty Lamborghini Centenario. Undeniably, the Vision GT comes with stunning bodywork and a dramatic engine, as well as a few other outstanding features to take note of.

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The new McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo has quite impressive specifications, giving out as much as 1,150 horsepower with its unique hybrid setup.

This model was made specially for the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport video game. Under the hood is a 4.0-liter V8 engine by McLaren that has been taken from the 720S. In the virtual world, the Ultimate Vision GT had been given two front wheels on both the front wheels. Thanks to its hybrid powertrain, it gets an impressive torque of 1,275 Newton metres (940 pound-feet).

The Ultimate Vision GT is not all about its four-digit horsepower and torque, and its all-wheel-drive setup. Physically, it looks like it teleported from the future to the present time. Its design is like one of McLaren’s vision of a high performance model for the year 2030 and beyond. In the video game, players will be able to drive the car with three available configurations, including Performance, Ulterior and Noir. Each configuration also looks incredibly unique in their own way. We think that the Noir is the best looking version with its blacked out livery, but there’s actually no clear winner as each variant is outstanding.

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The arrival of the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman will mark another milestone in the British brand’s exclusive line-up. In fact, its world premiere is expected at the upcoming 2016 Paris Auto Show. Given that, it probably won’t hurt if we’ll have our own sneak peek and see what MINI has added to boost its iconic premium compact segment.

Just like any other John Cooper Works models, the Clubman is equipped with a sports car-themed cockpit, aerodynamically enhanced exterior plus its exclusive package of engine and suspension systems. Other model-specific standard features include the advanced steering wheel and cruise control w/brake function, Radio MINI Visual Boost, Comfort Access, Park Distance Control, MINI Driving Modes and the iconic LED headlights.

Aside from the fully enhanced power transmission (both on the rear and front wheels), the Clubman now has the new Performance Control system among its standard features. Moreover, the 2nd generation model now comes with a great deal of equipment such as the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) unit with Dynamic Traction and Electronic Differential Lock.

Read the entire article 2017 MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Clubman offers impressive performance with 231hp and 350Nm

MINI UK has been encouraged by the recent success of the MINI Clubman, which was launched in the UK last October, and the latest revelation of the MINI Clubman ALL4 that is why it is introducing another addition to the range, the MINI One D Clubman.

Offering the standard specifications of the MINI Clubman range such as Bluetooth, MINI Navigation, MINI Connected, DAB, and Cruise control, the latest model appeals to all consumers as it also comes with a low combined emission of 99 g/km. Consequently, drivers can enjoy a low BiK rate of 17% in the 2015-2016 tax year.

Moreover, the signature split rear doors of the range are also included in the MINI One D Clubman. The four full-size side doors enhance the daily accessibility and functionality of the vehicle. The five-seater model was built with first-rate materials and classic styling language, making it highly innovative.

Read the entire article 2016 MINI One D Clubman is another exciting addition to popular lineup, price starts at £21,375

MINI revealed that its Hatch models have received various improvements on their standard specification. The brand will also be launching new personalization options but this will be exclusive for UK customers. For instance, the LED headlights and foglights will now be part of its Chili Pack, the brand’s flagship option pack.

The Chili Pack offers so much savings that more than 50% of Hatch customers and 75% of Clubman customers buy this pack. In addition to the improvements done to the Chili Pack, the brand also revealed that the MINI eCall and the MINI Teleservices will now come as standard starting March on all the MINI Clubman and MINI hatch models.

With the Teleservices, the driver will be able to keep a close watch on the service condition of the car all throughout its life. When the system detects problems, the MINI Teleservices can then send the issue to the chosen MINI Retailer after which the customer can set a convenient schedule to have the matter solved. Since the MINI Teleservices is now standard in the MINI Hatch, drivers can now avail of significant insurance discounts with the MINI FlexiMile Insurance through the MINI Financial Services.

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MINI is getting ready to finally unveil two new entries into the premium vehicle market at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015. The MINI Convertible and the new MINI Clubman demonstrate the automaker’s capability to broaden its own creative horizons with every generation of vehicles it releases.

MINI could not have chosen a better venue to unveil the two new vehicles. The Tokyo Motor Show has distinguished itself since 1954 to be one of the best international auto shows to showcase any brand’s new offerings in.

The chosen motto for the show this year is “Your heart will race – technology and fantasy.” MINI and other brands will be displaying their new models from October 30 to November 8 at the Tokyo Big Sight trade fair center in the Japanese capital.

Read the entire article New MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman set for world debut at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

MINI USA disclosed that it has come up with what may be the most versatile and spacious MINI. This is the 2016 MINI Clubman which is also the brand’s first model to join the compact premium segment. The Cooper model in particular will be released with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,100.

This new model has all the craftsmanship and premium quality expected from the brand while being wider and longer than previous models, all under $25,000. MINI USA will also be offering a Cooper S variant and is priced at $27,650.

It is worth noting that the price does not include the Destination & Handling fee of $850. Patrick McKenna shares that the company expects moving forward the MINI Clubman will set new standards in the premium compact class as it relates to premium value and quality.

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Heads up, Gran Turismo fans! The SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo, which is the latest concept car from FCA US LLC, has made its debut. This single-seat concept takes inspiration from current and potential technologies to stretch the bounds of performance.

This summer, players of Gran Turismo 6 (GT6™) can get on the virtual track and select the V-10, 2,590 combined horsepower SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo X that’s being exclusively launched in GT6 for the PlayStation®3 console.

The most recent car to arrive from the Vision Gran Turismo project, the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo was created via an internal design contest that looked for a futuristic (2035) high-performance Dodge.

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Volkswagen is sending a new supercar – the GTI Supersport – into the digital race circuit. Gran Turismo 6 players can now download this latest digital supercar. Volkswagen, which is expanding its GTI fleet, put a 503 HP VR6 TSI and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) in this supercar.

The roadster entered the game last year but now it’s the turn of the new version of the GTI to wreak havoc on Gran Turismo 6, exclusively on PlayStation 3.

The Supersport is designed for racing and it’s clearly what racers want. The virtual GTI has 665 Nm of torque, enabling it to go from a standing start to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.6 seconds. The virtual racer can achieve a top speed of over 300 kph at full throttle. The Supersport is equipped with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a set of 20-inch GTI advanced alloy wheels.

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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.

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Gran Turismo 6 fans will be happy to know that a new vehicle was added to the game and will be available for download starting today. Dubbed Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo, the racing car was created by Infiniti’s team in Beijing and according to the company, it is a mix of a track machine and the dream of the Chinese design team.

According to the Japanese company owned by Nissan, the Concept Vision Gran Turismo is not just a design exercise and the team made plenty of examinations and calculations of technical features such as aerodynamics and engine performance.

The front mid-ship / trans-axle powertrain enables the finely distributed 45:55 front/rear weight balance and delivers the joy of driving by actively drifting the rear.

Read the entire article Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo arrives in Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3 [w/video]

Fans, enthusiasts and players of the Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) – exclusive on PlayStation3 – could now download the “Vision GT,” the virtual high-powered version of Toyota’s FT-1 sports car concept. A red version of the stunning FT-1 was available to download earlier this year – one of the two physical interpretations of the strikingly beautiful sports car concept.

The second version, the graphite FT-1 is available now. The FT-1 Concept was designed by Calty Design Research, Toyota’s design studio in Newport Beach, California with an aim of stunning the world with bold, sculpted lines that exudes speed and power.

To celebrate a decade and a half of the Gran Turismo series, Calty gave birth to an ultra-high-performance race version of the FT-1, albeit a virtual, only for GT6. The Vision GT represents what a race version of the FT-1 might achieve on the track.

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Earlier today, we revealed the second version of the Toyota FT-1 Concept, this one featuring a graphite exterior paint. The Japanese carmaker also announced that this September, two new versions of the FT-1 will be available for Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) racing simulator.

According to the press release, the GT1 Concept will be available as a downloadable vehicle for a limited time. In order to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series, a racing version of the FT-1 Concept will be available. Called FT-1 Vision GT, the new vehicle joins other concepts created by manufacturers such as the Mercedes-Benz Vision GT, Aston Martin DP100 or the Nissan Concept 2020.

Toyota practically blew off the doors at the North American International Auto Show when it revealed the awesome FT-1 concept sports car. First imagined by Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment, the FT-1 burst from screen to stage in a race-inspired press conference.

Read the entire article Toyota FT-1 Vision GT and FT-1 will arrive in Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) next month [w/video]

Toyota is the latest car manufacturer to create a vehicle which will be available to download in the Gran Turismo 6 racing simulator. The new vehicle is in fact a racing version of the Toyota FT-1 Concept that was unveiled back in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Toyota says that the new concept is inspired by classic designs such as the Supra. Still, the Japanese manufacturer didn’t give us any details regarding the engine found under the hood. It simply said that it will be capable to deliver an impressive output.

The short teaser shows that the new FT1 comes with a aerodynamics, new decals but also a large rear wing. Toyota's new concept was designed by company’s Calty studio in California and it will join other vehicles such as the Nissan Concept 2020 and the Aston Martin DP100, as well as the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo.

Read the entire article Toyota teases the FT-1 Vision GT Concept for Gran Turismo 6 [w/video]

The thrill-seeking and highly popular PlayStation 3 racing game Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) will soon have a new GT racer from the United Kingdom on its virtual tracks – the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo. GT6 gamers would be able to download the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo in July 2014, following its global debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo was developed in-house by Aston Martin’s design team headed by Design Director Marek Reichman. Aston Martin’s design team and design engineers started with the traditional 'blank sheet of paper' and toiled for six months to create the DP-100. They managed to create an Aston Martin that goes beyond the boundaries, with elegant looks and a high degree of engineering integrity. Since the GT6 is a high-octane virtual game, Aston Martin gave the DP-100 a powerful twin-turbo V12 engine that could deliver up to 800 bhp.

Interestingly, Aston Martin created the DP-100 employing the same techniques it usually applies when developing production sports cars, such as hand sketches and 3D modeling. Now fully realized in the virtual world, the highly detailed DP-100 comes with state-of-the-art electronics and a fully functioning suspension system.

Read the entire article Aston Martin presents its astonishing DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept [w/video]

The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo – representing the carmaker’s supercar vision – has moved from being a virtual model for the PlayStation3 Gran Turismo 6 to a full size concept model. Nissan will unveil the concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom on June 26, 2014.

The concept started as a dream project for Nissan’s young designers who were given the liberty to build their vision of a perfect supercar for their Gran Turismo fantasy garage. What caught the eye of the carmaker was a design from a team at Nissan Design Europe, moving the brand to have its own engineering team from Japan take part in its conception.

The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo featured design cues from current Nissan performance models. The makers of Gran Turismo 6 asked carmakers featured in the game to create their dream cars to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

Read the entire article Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo brought to life at Goodwood Festival of Speed