Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo unveiled
Following up on last week's tease, Nissan has released the first official images of its radical Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. Designed to compete on the virtual grids of the popular Sony PlayStation game, Gran Turismo 6, this striking 2+2 supercar will be available in digital download form starting next month. A recent statement by the firm's Chief Planning Officer, Andy Palmer, indicated we're also likely to see a one-off version of the Concept 2020 Vision in action later this month at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed that runs from June 26-29. However, the automaker has now confirmed there's a chance at least some elements of the Concept 2020 Vision may turn up on a future Nissan supercar. At the moment, the likeliest production candidate is the next-gen "R36" Nissan GT-R which is due to debut sometime next year. But the Vision Gran Turismo also could preview some of what Nissan has planned for its upcoming Le Mans-bound LMP1 prototype.
Penned by a team from Nissan Design Europe in London, the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was deemed promising enough to merit additional input from an advanced engineering team based at the Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, Japan. While there's still no official word on what powers this fantasy flyer, the road-going R36 as well as the Le Mans racer are tipped to feature some sort of advanced hybrid drivetrain setup based around the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 in the current GT-R. Expect to hear more about what motivates the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo when its fully operational counterpart takes to the track at Goodwood. For now, the automaker only notes: "Nissan believes that the real world is ready for the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo." We do, too.
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