The Vision Gran Turismo project has been in full swing the last few weeks – staring with BMW first half of May, with VW and Mitsubishi quickly following, giving all Gran Turismo owners an inside look at the design potential from their favorite manufacturer.
Aston Martin DP-100
For the past few days, our friends at Aston Martin have been releasing teaser images of the latest Vision Gran Turismo project, Aston Martin DP-100 – starting with nothing more than an in-game GT6 image of the headlight and top down view of the carbon fiber built engine. On Thursday, a short teaser film presented the Aston Martin DP-100 in true GT form for the very first time.
Well the day has finally arrived – Aston Martin taken the covers off the DP-100 to the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Developed entirely 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 owners to download in July 2014, following the global launch at 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 racecars. 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.
Nissan CONCEPT 2020
Also officially unveiled at Goodwood FOS is the full size concept model of the Nissan CONCEPT 2020. 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.
Nissan’s 2+2 sports car adapts race-track technology – in particular air flow management – to a road car environment.