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

Article by Christian A., on June 27, 2014

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.

Design Director Marek Reichman called the DP-100 as an exciting and intensive project for the design team. He noted that the DP-100 also features 'active aerodynamics' that doesn’t just enhance the GT racer’s form, but also supports its function in-game. He noted just like the CC100 Speedster Concept, several design cues in the DP-100 -- like the light blade rear lamps – might even find their way into Aston Martin’s future sports cars, which means that importance of DP-100 project could not be underestimated.

This isn't the first time that Aston Martin became a part of the Gran Turismo racing game. The previous editions of this highly successful game saw the introduction of the Aston Martin DB7 Coupe and Volante as well as the 2011 Aston Martin One-77 into the virtual racing world.

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc,, quipped that when he first came across the DP-100 at the Aston Martin Headquarters in Gaydon, he was “at a loss for words” after seeing the level of perfection in the racer’s design. He added that he was surprised by the proposal of the DP-100 being Aston Martin’s first mid-ship car. He quipped that the design of DP-100 is clean, classy and emotional. Yamauchi added that the DP-100 was so detailed that it could be released on the market as it is right now.

Press Release

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Aston Martin unveiled an exceptional new addition to the hugely popular PlayStation®3 exclusive racing game Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™) in the shape of the stunning Design Prototype 100 - DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo.

Developed in-house by the Design team at Aston Martin, led by Design Director Marek Reichman, DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is a new, virtual-only GT racer that will be available for Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™) owners to download in July 2014, following the global launch at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Starting with nothing but the traditional 'blank sheet of paper' the design team and design engineers worked for six months to create the new addition to the Vision Gran Turismo stable of race cars. Clearly pushing the boundaries of what an Aston Martin could be, DP-100 not only looks beautiful but also boasts a high degree of engineering integrity.

The twin-turbo V12 mid-engined racer offers up to 800bhp, endowing it with blistering performance fully in keeping with the high octane nature of the game.

Created utilising many of the same techniques as applied in the development of Aston Martin production sports cars - hand sketches and 3D modelling, followed by full realisation in the virtual world - DP-100 provides an exceptional level of detail with a fully functioning suspension system and state-of-the-art electronics.

Design Director Marek Reichman said: "DP-100 has been an exciting and intensive project for the team here at Gaydon. Features such as the car's revolutionary 'active aerodynamics' are there not just as a way of enhancing form, but also to support the car's function in-game. As with the CC100 Speedster Concept, many of the design cues visible in DP-100, such as the light blade rear lamps, could also feed through into future sports cars that we'll launch in the offline world so the importance of this project should not be underestimated."

Aston Martin has supported previous editions of the long-running and hugely successful Gran Turismo® series, debuting in the very first game with the Aston Martin DB7 Coupé and Volante. The stunning 2011 Aston Martin One-77 is already a popular car in the Gran Turismo® 6 stable.

Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc, enthused: "When I first came face to face with this car at the Aston Martin Headquarters in Gaydon, UK, I was at a loss for words seeing the level of perfection in its design. I was surprised by the bold proposal of the car being the first midship layout model in Aston Martin history. And while it is clean and classy in design, it is also very emotional. Not only that, there was this future Aston Martin in front of me, that was so detailed it could be released on the market pretty much as is."

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