A taste of Nissan’s supercar future
By: IOL Motoring Staff
Nashville, Tennessee - With this stunning glimpse into the future of performance car design, Nissan has joined the ranks of the carmakers who have created virtual cars to be driven in the 'parallel universe' of Gran Turismo 6.
The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo started as a styling exercise - a dream project for a team of young designers at Nissan Design Europe in London, who were given free rein to create their dream supercar for their own Gran Turismo fantasy garage.
KEEPING IT REAL
But what they came up with had so much potential that an advanced engineering team based at Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan, was called in to 'keep it real', making it more a forecast than a fantasy, a quite serious interpretation of how a supercar of the future might look.
In July, Playstation petrolheads will be able to try it out first-hand when it becomes available to download in Gran Turismo 6, just as they did with the GT-R and Skylines from earlier versions of the franchise.
Nevertheless, Nissan is in the business of building real cars, and the technocrats at Atsugi reckon the real word is ready for this one. Watch this space, they say…