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Nissan takes the wraps off Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

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June 16, 2014

The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is Nissan's glimpse at the supercar of the future

The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is Nissan's glimpse at the supercar of the future

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“Cor, I’d like to take that for a spin.” It's what most of us think when looking at concept cars, but the chances of that ever happening are usually less than slim. The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is an exception to the rule – at least, it's a virtual exception. That’s because next month, the just revealed supercar concept becomes available for download for Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 6 video game for the Playstation console.

The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was designed by Nissan Design Europe

For those of us of a certain age, concept cars are things that are rolled out at car shows with great fanfare, grace the pages of glossy magazines like the petrolhead’s equivalent of a pin-up, or get leaked on the internet to the consternation of the car maker’s marketing department. These days, thanks to improved graphics and more sophisticated algorithms, video games have been added to the list of venues where designer fantasies get an airing before (perhaps) becoming realities.

Nissan isn't the first car company to go this route, but that doesn;t mean the company isn't taking the unveiling of the Concept 2020 Vision GT seriously. The avatar vehicle was created by Nissan Design Europe in London, in close cooperation with the makers of the video game, as well as an advanced engineering team at Nissan Technical Centre in Japan. According to Nissan, the designers were let off the leash to create their idea of the Nissan supercar of the future.

The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo will be available to download to the Gran Turismo 6 v...

The result is a car with lines so aggressive they look they’re bullying the pixels. There are definite echoes of the Nissan GT-R, but there’s also a heavy dollop of American muscle cars of the 1970s, and it’s all wrapped up in bodywork that’s very heavy on the aerodynamics. The front is dominated by massive air scoops feeding into lines that flow straight to a spoiler that speaks of a lot of downforce. Overall, it’s a design that hints of a lot of power and some interesting track days.

How all of this will translates into real-world performance remains to be seen, but Nissan says that Gran Turismo 6 players will at least be able to put the Concept 2020 Vision GT through its digital paces on a virtual track.

The video below gives a glimpse of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo in virtual action.

Source: Nissan

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David Szondy David Szondy is a freelance writer based in Monroe, Washington. An award-winning playwright, he has contributed to Charged and iQ magazine and is the author of the website Tales of Future Past.   All articles by David Szondy
5 Comments

I saw the Polyphony Digital logo at the start of the vid and my first thought was "cool, I can actually get digital version of one". I'll never own a supercar and concepts usually get neutered before going production but at least I can own them vicariously through video games.

I think it would be cool if Nissan actually produced one as a supercar but that doesn't seem likely.

Daishi
17th June, 2014 @ 03:39 am PDT

I think that is really nice.

Perhaps it could be either Batmans or James Bond new ride. It looks very stealthy.

BigWarpGuy
17th June, 2014 @ 05:32 am PDT

I think they took "edgy" a little too literally...

Jay_Wilson
17th June, 2014 @ 08:26 am PDT

reminds of Viper super car from TV show Viper in 90s.

Love the GTR 4 body style, Id drive this, awesome

Stephen N Russell
17th June, 2014 @ 04:13 pm PDT

Not bad, but will never reach the street in that bodywork as the chauffeur-driven "pedestrian health and accident" Nazis in the insurance companies would have a total spasm.

If the present safety and injury prevention thrust continues future cars will look like a computer controlled, soft foam-wrapped (and foam-lined) tennis ball with little wheels under, with the added fun of little cameras and flat screen TVs for windows.

Don't laugh! Look at what Google is proposing for roads everywhere!

The Skud
17th June, 2014 @ 06:54 pm PDT
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