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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.Read the entire article Audi E-Tron Prototype has been spotted towing the Vision Gran Turismo to Worthersee
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.Read the entire article Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo jumps from virtual game to Formula E as race taxi
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.Read the entire article Honda Sports Vision GT arrives digitally in Gran Turismo Sport
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.Read the entire article One-off Bugatti Vision GT is delivered to its new owner in LA
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.Read the entire article Check out this virtual McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo
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.Read the entire article FCA unveils virtual hypercar SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo
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.Read the entire article Volkswagen reveals latest Gran Turismo concept: the 503 hp GTI Supersport
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.Read the entire article Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo now available in Gran Turismo 6
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.Read the entire article Alpine Vision Gran Turismo is ready for PlayStation 3 fans
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.Read the entire article Toyota FT-1 ‘Vision GT’ now available to download in Gran Turismo 6
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
For the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Aston Martin announced the debut of its brand new Design Prototype 100. This is the latest concept to debut in the Gran Turismo 6 video game and according to Aston Martin, the stunning Design Prototype 100 was developed in-house by the company’s Design team.
DP-100 is a virtual-only GT race that will be available for PS3 fanatics to download in July 2014. For those who don’t know, Aston Martin is not the only carmaker to make a concept car especially for the Gran Turismo 6 game as other manufacturers also unveiled their creations.
Nissan introduced the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, Mitsubishi revealed the XR-PHEV Vision Gran Turismo, Mercedes-Benz the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, BMW the Vision Gran Turismo, while Volkswagen will bring to Goodwood the GTI Roadster Gran Turismo Concept.Read the entire article Aston Martin Design Prototype 100 teased ahead of Gran Turismo 6 debut
Nissan has finally unveiled the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a vehicle that shows us how the high-performance models from the Japanese carmaker could look like in the future. Nissan says that this new model was created in collaboration with the people who made Gran Turismo, the well-known driving simulator on the PlayStation.
The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was penned by a team of young designers at Nissan Design Europe, in London and gives hints as how a supercar of the future might look.
The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo will be available to download in Gran Turismo 6 in July. Some reports said that the new concept from Nissan is also shows how the future GT-R will look like. There is nothing official yet, but if the next-generation GT-R will look like this, it will be even more popular than the current version.Read the entire article Nissan debuts the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo [w/video]
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.Read the entire article Mitsubishi debuts Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo [w/video]
Mercedes-Benz unveiled on its Google+ page a teaser of the Vision Gran Turismo, a concept car that will be featured in the Gran Turismo 6. Back in August, BMW revealed its Vision Gran Turismo Concept and the German manufacturer will not be the only one who will feature its concept cars in the popular game as Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Audi, Aston Martin, Bertone, General Motors, Italdesign Giugiaro, Honda, Jordan Brand, Nike, Nissan, Peugeot, SRT and Volkswagen.
Earlier today, Mercedes-Benz unveiled another new model, the SLS AMG GT Final Edition and promised that it will bring it at both the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show.
“Video games are perfectly suited to precisely addressing young, modern target groups on an emotional level. Gran Turismo 6, with its uncontested reputation as setting the benchmark in the racing-games genre, provides the perfect platform for creating an interactive experience with a new, visionary concept for a Mercedes-Benz’s super sports car. We are certain that the concept vehicle will inspire millions of gamers and Gran Turismo fans worldwide.” said Lüder Fromm, Head of Global Marketing Communications, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept teased for the first time
BMW Vision Gran Turismo is a virtual race car, taking to the Gran Turismo 6 racetrack. Gran Turismo 6 is the racing title that is exclusively available on PlayStation 3. BMW Group Design created the race car, which boasts a virtual 3-liter 6-cylinder inline engine. This engine was developed by BMW M GmbH and delivers a 404-kW/549-hp peak performance, as well as optimum handling and control, and fast laps.
According to Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, VP for Brand Communication at BMW, BMW i, and BMW M, the development of BMW Vision Gran Turismo is the result of years of motorsports experience, combined with signature BMW Design. He said that the race car looks into future racing trends, as well as allows gaming fans to experience the BMW racing quality even more.
The BMW design team followed in the tradition of BMW’s successful touring cars in the 1970s when it came up with an uncompromising and modern road racer. Moreover, a dynamic silhouette and crisp proportions lend an appearance of speed to BMW Vision Gran Turismo, even when idle. Front and rear spoilers guarantee optimum down-force, while air conduction elements lessen drag as well as decrease the total weight of the vehicle by using carbon fiber. What’s more, the BMW M’s paint finish traces the airstream’s flow, recalling the successes of the BMW Motorsports.Read the entire article Bmw creates the Vision Gran Turismo concept for Gran Turismo 6 video game
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