Move over, BMW: The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo destined for Polyphony Digital’s “Gran Turismo 6″ could burst off the screen to become a real-life supercar, according to the Japanese automaker.
A press release from Nissan said the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo began life as dream project for Nissan designers who were given free rein to create their dream supercar for their own “Gran Turismo” fantasy garage. A team of young designers from Nissan Design Europe reportedly set to work on the concept and came up with a design the release said had “so much potential that it has benefited from input from an advanced engineering team based at Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan.”
The release dropped more than one hint that this design could sneak into a future Nissan supercar, saying things like the “Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo gives hints as to how a supercar of the future might look” and “Nissan believes that the real-world is ready for the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo” before closing with a telling “Watch this space…”
The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo will be available for download to those playing “Gran Turismo 6” starting in July, Nissan said.
Nissan released the following teaser video of the car. In the video, the brand’s new signature grille elements are clearly visible, as are trademark circular tail lamps that harken to the GT-R. Part LMP Le Mans racer and part Godzilla, the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo looks ready to tear apart any circuit that dares to challenge it.
Just as I said when BMW unveiled its recent concept vehicle for “Gran Turismo 6″, the exciting thing about all this is the fact that a real automaker is devoting real design and engineering capital to building a virtual race car, with the lessons learned possibly being applied to a real car in the future.
Right — off to the video: