Honda Sports Vision GT arrives digitally in Gran Turismo Sport

Article by Christian A., on November 12, 2017

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.

As penned, the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo is guided by the carmaker’s so-called 'Human Centered Design' direction. Basically, the structure of the Sports Vision Gran Turismo is dictated by the positioning of the driver, passenger, engine and even tires. This resulted to an exterior design that made the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo appear to move even when at a standstill. The design of the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo isn't as aggressive or as overreaching as other vehicles in the video game series, but its strong presence is a result of the strong combination between function and beauty. This is evident on its tight body, wide fenders with air intakes and sportily elegant wheels.

Interestingly, the aerodynamic efficiency of the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo was tested not just through computer simulations, but also through an actual wind tunnel. To achieve this, Honda built and employed a full scale model. This helped ensure that the aerodynamic flow of air through, over, below and around the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo is fully optimized.

Employing carbon fiber in several of its parts, the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo weighs just around 1,982 lbs or 899 kg. Its core is served by a midship-mounted 1,998 cc engine that employs an L4 turbo and DOHC-VTEC. This engine is able to deliver 404 hp of output at 7,500 rpm, as sent to the wheels via an eight-speed dual clutch transmission.

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