Gran Turismo 6 gamers can now test drive the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo on the great circuits of the world.
Gran Turismo 6 gamers can now test drive the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo on the great circuits of the world.
Gran Turismo concept was the winner of a competition between Infiniti design studios all round the world.
Gran Turismo concept was the winner of a competition between Infiniti design studios all round the world.
Winning design was originally proposed by the companys Beijing design team.
Winning design was originally proposed by the companys Beijing design team.
Concept Vision Gran Turismo offers a startling vision of what future Infiniti performance cars could be like.
Concept Vision Gran Turismo offers a startling vision of what future Infiniti performance cars could be like.
Concept was shaped digitally, then re-created in clay to be smoothed and refined by eye.
Concept was shaped digitally, then re-created in clay to be smoothed and refined by eye.
Under-floor airflow, front and rear spoiler were shaped by real-life data.
Under-floor airflow, front and rear spoiler were shaped by real-life data.
Gran Turismo 6 gamers can now test drive the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo on the great circuits of the world.
Gran Turismo 6 gamers can now test drive the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo on the great circuits of the world.
Concept has been configured for active drifting with 45:55 front/rear weight distribution.
Concept has been configured for active drifting with 45:55 front/rear weight distribution.

 

By: Dave Abrahams

Hong Kong - The best thing about designing a car for a video game is that you're not constrained by real-world considerations such as production engineering and cost-effectiveness.

But the cars that have been developed for platforms such as Grand Theft Auto and Gran Turismo, and have no existence beyond the console, are anything but futuristic fantasies; they’re based firmly in reality, offering a startling vision of what future performance cars could be like.

This one, available now for download on Gran Turismo 6, was the winner of a competition between Infiniti design studios all round the world to design a 'pure GT car', and was originally proposed by the company's Beijing design team.

HARD COPY

Starting with the original hand-drawn sketches by the Chinese team, the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo was shaped and detailed digitally, then re-created as a 'hard copy' in clay to be smoothed and refined by eye, and finally scanned back into virtuality for simulated wind-tunnel testing.

Because this is much more than a styling exercise; the design phase included all the technical parameters such as aerodynamics, weight distribution, suspension settings and engine performance. Under-floor airflow, front and rear spoiler were shaped by real-world data, as was the positioning of the drive-train components.

The concept has a longitudinally mind-mounted engine and transaxle set-up (much like a Lamborghini or McLaren) and has been configured for active drifting with 45:55 front/rear weight distribution and rear-wheel drive.

And now gamers who own Gran Turismo 6 can step into the future of GT cars, test driving the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo on the great circuits of the world.