Nissan Reveals a Full Scale Model of Their Vision Gran Turismo at Goodwood "Festival of Speed"
Nissan’s vision of a supercar for the near future, originally created as the study model among Nissan’s young designers and formulated as a virtual model for the PlayStation®3-exclusive title "Gran Turismo 6" later, has moved from the virtual world to reality. The full size concept model will be presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK from 13:00 (BST) on Thursday the 26th at the Nissan booth.
"NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo" began life as dream project for young Nissan designers who were given free rein to create the perfect supercar for their own Gran Turismo fantasy garage.
Adapting design cues from current Nissan performance models, it was created from scratch using the latest digital design tools: the first – and to date only – physical representation of the car is the actual concept model.
Working closely with Nissan aerodynamic technicians and engineering teams in Japan to ensure the virtual car performs as realistically as possible, the sportscar adapts race-track technology – in particular air flow management – to a road car environment. Neat styling touches evoke aspects of Nissan performance models through the ages but present them in a futuristic way.
“This is in line with the Nissan philosophy,” says Koji Nagano, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe. “In reality, not everyone would be able to own a car like NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, but through Gran Turismo anyone can drive it and experience Nissan’s promise of delivering innovation that excites.”
Although visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed will see a physical interpretation of the car, the first people to ‘drive’ it will be GT6 gamers: the "NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo" will be added in-game through a free update planned for July 2014.