Announcing the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo
On the 27th of June (local time), Aston Martin announced its "Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo" at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in West Sussex, UK. The car will be added to the PlayStation®3-exclusive title "Gran Turismo 6" through a free update planned for July 2014.
Developed entirely in-house over a period of 6 months by the Design team at Aston Martin, led by Design Director Marek Reichman, the DP-100 not only looks beautiful, but it also boasts a high degree of engineering integrity. The twin-turbo V12 mid-engined racer offers up to 800 BHP, endowing it with blistering performance keeping true to the high octane nature of the game.
Created utilizing many of the same techniques as applied in the development of Aston Martin production sports cars – hand sketches and 3D modeling, followed by full realization in the virtual world – The DP-100 provides an exceptional level of detail with a fully functioning suspension system and state-of-the-art electronics.
Comment from Marek Reichman (Design Director)“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.”
Comment from Kazunori Yamauchi (Gran Turismo Series Producer)“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.”
(*The CC100 Speedster Concept is the 100th Anniversary model of Aston Martin, released in 2013.)