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Showing posts with label Gran Turismo. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Finally, the Ferrari Vision GT ready to compete in the Gran Turismo 7

~New Virtual BEAST~ Today, the development of supercars is not only focused on producing real cars but has also penetrated into the form of virtual cars. For those of you who are fans of virtual racing games, of course, are familiar with the famous Gran Turismo racing games on the PlayStation game consoles, which enlivened by many famous car brands were invited to send their best virtual car concepts participated in racing games.
Here's the new virtual beast of Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is ready to compete in the GranTurismo 7 virtual racing through on the PlayStation 5 game console. (Picture from: CarScoops)
After a long wait, finally the Maranello manufacturer is willing to join by launching a supercar concept to compete in the GranTurismo 7 virtual racing through on the PlayStation 5 game console. Well, Ferrari officially followed the popularity of the Gran Turismo video game by creating its fictional racing car as the result of its partnership with Polyphony Digital Inc. (a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment) named the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is is visualized as a one-seater racing car with a closed cockpit, besides that this Maranello's Vision Gran Turismo has a distinctive graphic livery that reads "75". (Picture from: CarScoops)
As quoted of the Carscoops, it appears in a retro futuristic style inspired by the legendary prancing horse racing cars of the 1960s to 1970s, specifically the Ferrari 330 P3 and the Ferrari 512 S. While inside the game this car is visualized as a one-seater racing car with a closed cockpit, besides that this Maranello's Vision Gran Turismo has a distinctive graphic livery that reads "75," meaning is to mark three-quarters of a century, aka 75 years since the first prancing horse logoed racing car namely the Ferrari 125 S was launched in 1947 for Scuderia Ferrari.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is designed by Ferrari Centro Stile appears in a retro futuristic style inspired by the legendary prancing horse racing cars of the 1960s to 1970s, namely the Ferrari 330 P3 and the Ferrari 512 S. (Picture from: Skor.id)
Furthermore, in terms of design, not all the lines in this concept car tell about the past which are then used as a source of inspiration for the future, for examples, at the rear part comes from the Ferrari 499P which was recently introduced by the Maranello-based manufacturer for the 24-Hours Le Mans racing event next year, especially the wings and diffuser. 
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo also developed with recently patented aerodynamic engineering by using two side ducts that route the front airflow around the cockpit and over the sidepods. (Picture from: CarScoops)
In addition, Ferrari also developed this Vision Gran Turismo racing car with its newly ventilated wheel arches and recently patented aerodynamic engineering as well by using two side ducts that route the front airflow around the cockpit and over the sidepods. As for propulsion, Ferrari Centro Stile said it would install a mid-mounted 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine similar to that used to power the Ferrari 296 GTB/GTS as well as the Ferrari GT3 and Ferrari 499P racing cars.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is surprisingly lightweight (only slightly heavier than the Mazda MX-5), with a dry weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,756 lbs) distributed 43.5 percent front and 56.5 percent rear. (Picture from: CarScoops)
Without any obligation to comply certain regulations or meet certain requirements as in real racing events, so it giving the engineers at Ferrari Centro Stile complete freewill to bring their 120-degree V6 engine coupled with an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox borrowed from Formula-1 into its new performance, ie to produces 1,030 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 900 Nm (664 lbs-ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo also developed with recently patented aerodynamic engineering by using two side ducts that route the front airflow around the cockpit and over the sidepods. (Picture from: CarScoops)
Not only that, the special internal combustion engine is also accompanied by three electric motors, one electric motor is installed at the rear and the other two are used to drive the front wheels. The hybrid section is capable of producing an additional 326 hp (240 kW) for this virtual concept car, with a combined torque at the rear alone of 1,100 Nm (809 lb-ft).
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is surprisingly lightweight (only slightly heavier than the Mazda MX-5), with a dry weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,756 lbs) distributed 43.5 percent front and 56.5 percent rear. (Picture from: CarScoops)
Despite its hybrid powertrain producing some pretty impressive power figures, the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo is surprisingly lightweight (only slightly heavier than the Mazda MX-5), with a dry weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,756 lbs) distributed 43.5 percent front and 56.5 percent rear.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is powered by a hybrid powerdrive consisting of a mid-mounted upgraded 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine coupled with 3 electric motors. (Picture from: CarScoops)
Reportedly, Ferrari has done some a kind of calculation with the result said that the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo capable to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than two seconds, also from 0-124 mph (200 kph) in less than five seconds. On average, the racing cars built specifically for the Gran Turismo 7 can reach fantastic speeds of over 217 mph (350 kph). Even crazier, the famous Italian prancing horse brand has even released a hypothetical lap time around Ferrari's Fiorano Circuit, with a time of under 1 minute 10 seconds.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo's rear section took from the Ferrari 499P which was recently introduced for the 24-Hours Le Mans racing event next year, especially the wings and diffuser. (Picture from: CarScoops)
The prancing horse virtual racing car was officially introduced on November 28, 2022 at the Gran Turismo World Final in Monte Carlo, and will be officially join the Gran Turismo 7 starting on December 23, 2022. However, the fictional Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo racing car has previously been shown in the in-game quiz, and the winner will have early access to the racing car by getting a virtual key on December 15, 2022.
As usually happened, after making a virtual version, then the automaker wanted to build a full-scaled car model, then developed again until it can be drove on the streets or even produced in limited numbers. Meanwhile for the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo, the Maranello automaker will be made it as a full scaled prototype model soon whose plan will be launched on December 23, 2022 at the Museo Ferrari in Maranello, and exhibited until March 2023 with another unique projects. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS ]
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Thursday, August 25, 2022

McLaren unveiled the videogame-inspired Solus GT hypercar

~New Track BEAST~ It has became as an unexpected surprise to the automotive world when McLaren turned fantasy into reality by unveiling its newest hypercar, the McLaren Solus GT at The Quail 2022.
McLaren turned fantasy into reality by unveiling its newest hypercar, the McLaren Solus GT at The Quail 2022. (Picture from: SIAMagazin)
Actually, it was the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo concept car previously had appeared virtually in a well-known video game titled 'GranTurismo Sport' on the Sony PlayStation 4 console. From the exterior, this McLaren's single-seater hypercar looks nothing less than a prototype class race car for the World Endurance Championship.
The McLaren Solus GT bodywork is built based on a unique carbon fiber monocoque chassis that is lightweight and therefore weighs under 1,000 kg. (Picture from: TopGear)
For some reason, in our perpective this McLaren hypercar immediately reminds us of the Mazda Furai. Perhaps (at glance) both has similar appearance. So, how about you? As you can see, the McLaren Solus GT is built based on a unique carbon fiber monocoque chassis that is lightweight and therefore weighs under 1,000 kg. Although, it's capable of producing 1,200 kg of downforce while running at full speed.
The McLaren Solus GT's canopy has a single wiper placed in the middle, and also a large splitter that helps with downforce of 1,200 kg while running at full speed. (Picture from: TopGear)
The canopy has a single wiper placed in the middle, and also a large splitter that helps with downforce. While, at the front, there is a small cutout featuring the onboard suspension, coupled with the slim LED headlights. Furthermore the driver sits in the middle, like the McLaren F1 without two other passenger seats.
Inside the cabin of the Solus GT feels like in a fighter's cockpit, featured with a Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber steering wheel, and digital mirror displays. (Picture from: TopGear)
The driver's seat, which is fixed and adjusted according to the driver posture, and is accessed by opening the canopy upward. Then inside the cabin of the Solus GT, there's a Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber steering wheel, and digital mirror displays, so that when you are in the cabin it feels like in a fighter's cockpit.
The McLaren Solus GT is powered by a heavily bespoke Judd 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 engine, which is capable spew out power of 841 hp, and torque of 650 Nm @ 10,000 rpm. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
This McLaren's track beast is powered by a heavily bespoke Judd 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 engine, which is capable spew out power of 841 hp, and torque of 650 Nm @ 10,000 rpm. This engine  is the first used in McLaren's car and coupled with a 7-speed transmission along with straight gears and a carbon fiber clutch.
At the rear, the McLaren Solus GT is equipped with a large wing along with fins that extend from the top of the cockpit all the way to the rear. (Picture from: TopGear)
Uniquely, all engine components are gear driven, meaning they are not connected to any belts or chains. By using such engine power, so it could helped to propel the Solus GT to a claimed top speed of over 320kph. While for its acceleration capability from 0 to 100 kph just in 2.5 seconds.
At the rear, the McLaren Solus GT is equipped with a large wing along with fins that extend from the top of the cockpit all the way to the rear. In addition, this McLaren's hypercar also gets two LED taillights and an F1-style third brake light that sits below the exhaust pipe. 

Furthermore the British automaker said that the McLaren Solus GT will be produced in limited quantities of just 25 units, and all of them have sold with a price over £3 millions (approx Rp. 52.6 billions) each. Wow! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MCLAREN | SUPERCAR ADVOCATES | ROAD&TRACK | SIA MAGAZIN | TOPGEAR ]
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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Here's the all-electric Maserati's radical-looks hypercar inspired by its racing legacy

Reportedly, the Italian trident-logoed sports car manufacturer, Maserati, after successfully launching its newest supercar, the Maserati MC20 in 2020, will soon enter the world of electric-powered vehicles. And then the manufacturer said that it had started testing an electric drive system that would complement future the Maserati models.
Maserati Neptune Concept, a single-seat electric-powered supercar concept is designed by Salvatore Andrea Piccirillo and inspired by the Maserati 250F lagendary race car of the 1950s. (Picture from: HotCars)
And it is also mentioned that in 2022 the Maserati MC20 will also be powered by three electric motors which are claimed to be able to spew more power. It is also mentioned that there are already another several experimental vehicles that have used the electric motors that applied the latest Maserati's technology which was fully developed in their own laboratory in Modena, Italy. They will come soon.
The legendary Maserati 250F of the 1950s known as the inspiration source for the Maserati Neptune Concept. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
But what if the Modena-based manufacturer dared to present a radical form of an electric-powered supercar. Maybe through the following concept, a famous car and yacht designer named Salvatore Andrea Piccirillo intended to be the answer of that question. Well, in a brilliant way, he poured out a radical design idea of a single-seat electric-powered supercar concept called the Maserati Neptune Concept. Its name is coincidentally a translation for 'Nettuno,' the engine name installed on Maserati MC20 supercar.
The Maserati Neptune Concept has plenty of void space in the middle, seem uses a Formula E racecar platform featuring super-sized wheels and arching lines that connect them, this pixel exercise easily stimulates the mind. (Picture from: Techeblog)
Conceptually, the mentioned supercar is not meant to be a rival to the upcoming electric-powered MC20 supercar variant, but rather solely an envisioned with all-electric powered single-seat supercar is inspired by the legendary Maserati 250F race car. As stated by the designer of Maserati Neptune Concept, that the vision is a homage to the legendary Maserati 250F, that has been driven by legends like Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio and Maria Teresa de Filippis (as the first Formula-1 woman driver).
The Maserati Neptune Concept is powered by 3 electric motors, the main one is on the front of the car while the other two are attached on each its rear wheels. (Picture from: Techeblog)
"Maserati Neptune wants to take back the original 250F layout, but with a different shape and proportions. A particular attention to the Maserati's classic race car wore the racing livery number three, that is an important element in the history of Maserati is echoed in some details. There is 3 electric motors, the main one is on the front of the car while the other two are attached on each its rear wheels," Andrea Piccirillo said further.
While the Maserati Neptune Concept's batteries are hidden behind the main engine and inside the car monocoque. (Picture from: Worldlesstech)
But according to Autoevolution, the supercar appears with its unusual construction, which features plenty of void space in the middle, this virtual creation looks more like a sculpture than anything else. Nevertheless, the layout owes to the fact that, under the top side of the electric-powered vehicle, we've found a Formula E racecar platform featuring super-sized wheels and arching lines that connect them, this pixel exercise easily stimulates the mind. While the batteries are hidden behind the main engine and inside the car monocoque.
The engineering is thought to bring Formula E technology into a Granturismo concept, that’s a remarkable element in the history of Maserati. For this reason, Maserati Neptune Concept has an unique driver position, that is like a Formula 1 seat. 

This can be translated as the implementation of the brand's racing DNA taken of the legendary Maserati 250F when it raced on the Formula-1 racetrack in the 1950s, so one can easily imagine the emotions of legendary drivers such Juan Manuel Fangio or Stirling Moss when riding this creation. Too bad, it's just an imaginary car.😉 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | YANKO DESIGN | WORLDLESSTECH | AUTOEVOLUTION | TECHEBLOG | HOTCARS ]
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Friday, February 26, 2021

It's modern style reinterpretation as the tribute to the 1970 Alpha Romeo Montreal legendary model

A car designing that reflects the accolades of its predecessors and makes it look modern is no easy feat, but Luca Serafini has done it good through his latest creation called the Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT.
2020 Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT concept designed by Luca Serafini. (Picture from: Motor1.com)
He stated, that is intentionally created as a tribute to the Italian manufacturer's history, as well as gave a modern looks to a classic model such the Montreal that is considered one of those Italian brand the best achievement milestones in the 1970s era.
1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal uses as the inspiration sources of the Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT Concept. (Picture from: Piston.my)
Through a radical concept design display, the modern figure of the Montreal Vision GT cannot be underestimated. This can be seen in the design of the front which features a series of chrome accents on the headlamps, to give the futuristic vehicle an aggressive face. Then the traditional Alfa Romeo triangular grille resembles the large NACA duct on the hood, instantly reminiscent of the original Montreal of the 1970s.
2020 Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT concept designed by Luca Serafini. (Picture from: Motor1.com)
Visually, the front fascia has an attractive design, and the concept design is much more classic and efficient than the original. From the side you can see the selection of large diameter rims and tires with an intricate chrome design, as well as four small horizontal vents just behind the door, in tribute to the six vents used by the original Montreal, and positioned in the same area.
2020 Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT concept designed by Luca Serafini. (Picture from: Motor1.com)
Submiting his work on Behance, Serafini reveals that his father once owned Montreal. “Back in 1986 my father bought a shiny orange Alfa Romeo Montreal. All originals except exhaust system, come from Ansa Marmitte. I remember the night he came home with an irregular V8. He parked at the back in the garage. The smoke was rising and the first thing I saw was the red taillights and chrome exhaust, "he was quoted as saying by Carscoops.
Luca Serafini said that his work reminded him of how he felt when he saw his father's car for the first time. "I stare at her. Muscular dynamic and aggressive. Looking at her now I can't feel the same way when I was a kid. So it's been almost 10 years I wanted to give a quick look into the future and feel again about those moments. And finally this is the Vision dress. GT. It's not about stylistic choices or functional engineering. I'm trying to create something that can subjectively bring me back as a kid. Something on four wheels that makes you say, WOW!" *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | MOTOR1 | BEHANCE ]
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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV for Gran Turismo 7

As in the Gran Turismo 6 virtual racing game previously it is known that many world manufacturers have released the VGT (Vision Gran Turismo) concept. It seems that Polyphony Digital, the game developer wants to try again when Gran Turismo 7 is available to play on the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console.
The latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car can be driven virtually in the Gran Turismo 7 racing game on the Sony Play Station 5 (PS5). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38wPr27)
Reportedly, the latest sequel to the virtual racing video game Gran Turismo 7 will be released this year (2021). And ahead of its launch, the world-renowned automotive manufacturers began making concept cars that could later be driven virtually in the aforementioned racing game.

And the company that was the first to officially release its concept for the Gran Turismo 7 was Jaguar through its newest concept car called Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV. For the latest version, Jaguar takes a design approach towards an endurance prototype racing car. Previously, Jaguar had also released a similar concept in 2019, called the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe.
The latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car (in the middle) posed with the old Jaguar racing car models such (from left to right) Jaguar C-Type, XJR-9, XJR-14 and D-Type. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38wPr27)
In theory, because this car is a virtually concept, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV can be described briefly as an electric-powered racing car that relies on four electric motors, with a total power output of 1,877 hp and 3,360 Nm of torque. With such a large number of Power and torque, then the British company claims its latest car has the ability to accelerate from rest to 100 kph in 1.65 seconds. While the top speed it will touch is 410 kph.
The latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car appeared in a very streamlined design applied to the car, through a long bonnet line coupled with a low roofline, which is almost in line with the height of the front fenders. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3oyZuJv)
Of the visual appearance, you will see a very streamlined design applied to the car, through a long bonnet line coupled with a low roofline, which is almost in line with the height of the front fenders. Then the front fascia shows a closed grille to house the Jaguar emblem, because it has an electric drive. Then under it is attached a long and width splitter, which is cut off in the middle.
The driver of the latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car is in an ergonomic position when driving the car with all the instruments positioned so that they are easily accessible to the driver's hand. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3oyZuJv)
Meanwhile, on the sides there are almost no air holes, except for one vent which has the function of removing air pressure from behind the front fenders. The rest there is no ventilation or intake at all on the side of the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV. The British premium car manufacturer also mentioned several design references applied to this concept taken from old Jaguar models such as the C-type, D-type, XJR-9, and XJR-14. Moreover, the giant rear wing also reminds us of the Jaguar racing car that once competed in the 24-Hours of Le Mans.
The latest Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is an electric-powered racing car that relies on four electric motors, with a total power output of 1,877 hp and 3,360 Nm of torque. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38wPr27)
In dimensions when compared to the Jaguar VGT Coupe, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is 861 mm longer. All parts of the body are utilized to generate maximum downforce, including the fully closed bottom. Not only closed, but also given special sculptures for the best air flow to the diffuser. As a result, the car's drag coefficient (Cd) is only 0.398, with 483 kg of downforce generated when the car's speed reaches 322 kph.

The interior is also made in such a way as to support aerodynamic performance, so when in the cockpit, so the driver is in an ergonomic position when driving the car with all the instruments positioned so that they are easily accessible to the driver's hand. All control devices are also designed to keep the car's weight light by using Typefibre material. These materials are used to make composite seats, which reportedly will also be tested on the Jaguar I-Type is will be used as the Formula E racing cars next season. 
"The Vision GT SV is a dramatic and visually captivating car, showcasing what is possible when the traditional boundaries that govern real-world car design are completely removed. In bringing this car to life with a full-size design study, we were able to showcase the most extreme version of the Jaguar electric racing car that is inspired by the past, but looks fearless into the future," said the Jaguar's director of design, Julia Thomson.

"All aerodynamic features have been painstakingly optimized through cutting-edge computational fluid dynamics analysis - in exactly the same way we do real-world projects like the Jaguar I-TYPE Formula E race car," said Jaguar SV senior aerodynamic engineer Michael O'Regan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAGUAR | AUTOWISE | ]
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Lambo's V12 Vision Gran Turismo unveiled

Seem the supercar development will continue including by creating supercar concepts to compete in the virtual racing through the GranTurismo game on the PlayStation 5 platform. In this case, there're many world-renowned automotive manufacturers have been participated in those virtual races by making their best virtual car concepts. But frequently after making a virtual version car, then the manufacturer immediately makes it into a real-functioned car, can be driven by and even be produced in limited numbers.
Lamborghini V12 Vision GT concept revealed at the 2019 Gran Turismo Championships in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rpBK1P)
Now Lamborghini seems also interested to take part in enlivening the virtual racing event. This was seen after some time ago the Italian manufacturer displayed a teaser image of its latest supercar mentioned as a supercar was specifically created to take part in that virtual racing event and given the name of Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo.
The single-seater-influenced Lambo's concept will be only available to drive virtually on Gran Turismo Sport in Spring 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rpBK1P)
Although, previously from the teaser image that has been released, it could only be seen a picture of a supercar's part that is estimated to be a spoiler and diffuser found on the rear. But then the real supercar figure was shown off by the raging bull logoed automotive manufacturer at an event called the 2019 Gran Turismo Championships World Finals, held on November 24, 2019, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Lamborghini V12 Vision GT concept has a large wing housing a significant Y-taillight dominating the rear. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rpBK1P)
According to Lamborghini, the supercar carries Lamborghini's distinctive DNA design and futuristic traits focus on an iconic single centerline and silhouette while emphasizing a single-seater layout, in its virtual form uses the powertrain from Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 which able to spew power up to 807 horsepower.

This virtual supercar has a sophisticated aerodynamic system while integrating performance surfaces and mind-blowing design, this can be seen from a large wing housing a significant Y-taillight dominating the rear (this part had seemed on the teaser image), the main body disconnected from the fenders, then there's a theme inspired by Lamborghini Marzal in the side windows and also the typical Lamborghini Y-signature for both front and rear lights.
Theoretically, the cabin concept allows the driver to enter the car from the front, like the canopy of a jet fighter. All controls come via the unique steering wheel, with all information projected onto the windscreen.

Even when there was a rumor mentioned that the Italian manufacturer will produce this supercar on a limited number later, but it was denied by the manufacturer. Furthermore explicitly, the Italian company says, that the Vision Gran Turismo projects isn't intended to preview any production model, and has been treated as an opportunity for designers to explore future themes. So it's clear, a real-life version won't be built. 

The video below shows a row of cars from several world-renowned automotive manufacturers that have been competed virtually on the Gran Turismo Sport through the PlayStation platform in 2016.
And the single-seater-influenced Lambo's concept will be only available to drive virtually on Gran Turismo Sport in Spring 2020. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMBORGHINI | FORBES | AUTOCAR]
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Jaguar electric-powered supercar ready to compete in the Gran Turismo Sport arena

Jaguar follows in the footsteps of other world automotive manufacturers such as McLaren to Chevrolet which has developed virtual concept cars for the Gran Turismo video game under the Vision Gran Turismo brand. This time involving the Jaguar Coupe which was launched at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe became an electric sports car that will be available for download at the Gran Turismo Sports on the Sony PlayStation platform.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe is ready to compete in the Gran Turismo Sports arena. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
The appearance of this concept car looks futuristic, and Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe's exterior design was inspired by two of its iconic racing cars from the 1950s namely Type-C and Type-D. However, the active rear wing of the car becomes a truly modern touch.

Likewise, the interior sector augmented reality glass features that can show information about the outside world and warn drivers about obstacles. This virtual concept car also has an AI assistant called KITT-E and a 3D image display. Jaguar actually works on 3D technology for production cars, even though it's not quite ready for prime time in public.
Interior view of Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
"This project has been fully led by our young designers and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to create vehicles that are full of our extraordinary heritage but push the boundaries of future design. The team has done an extraordinary job in creating something that can clearly be identified as Jaguar, inspired - but not limited - by our iconic past," said Jaguar Design Director, Julian Thomson.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was inspired by its iconic models like the C-Type and D-Type. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe may not be a real car, but Jaguar has engineered it virtually. The car has a perfect front compared to the distribution of rear weight with a percentage of 50:50 and weighs 1.4 tons. Of course, this is not a heavy car, for a car that carries around a heavy battery. Jaguar said its Formula E racing team had a hand in designing the powertrain, which consisted of three electric motors. One motor powers the front wheels, while the other two power each one rear wheel, giving the car an all-wheel drive.
 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was driven by 3 electric motors. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
Those three electric motors together drove the cars forward with power up to 1,005 horsepower and 1,199 Nm of torque. Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe concept will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in less than 2.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of more than 200 mph. Like other real-existed electric supercars, it is expected to enter production over the next few years, such as the Tesla Roadster and Lotus Evija. But the performance claims of Tesla and Lotus remain like that because there has not been a car with powerful engine power.
Jaguar itself does not plan to incorporate the concept of the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe into its production line. And this sleek sports car was designed solely for the Gran Turismo Sport. But given Jaguar's current involvement in Formula E, as well as the secondary race series for the I-Pace electric SUV, it won't be surprising to see a more sporty electric Jaguar appear in the future based on this concept car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAGUAR | GRANTURISMO | DIGITAL TRENDS]
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

McLaren Ultimate Vision GT gives totally different driving sensation

As a result of collaboration with the developer of 'Gran Turismo Sport' racing game on the PlayStation 4 platform, McLaren recently launched the concept of a virtual hypercar that was named "McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo." 
Newest McLaren's virtual hypercar named Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo to race on the 'Gran Turismo Sport' racing game. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jbx4Bj)
These hypercar concept is the answer to the request of the famous Gran Turismo game maker, Kazunori Yamamuchi who asked McLaren to make a unique car to be displayed in his newest racing game.

Although made for games, the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a representation of the McLaren car design in 2030 that focuses on the driver.

"This car is an expression of the McLaren's design pillar and is a vision that we have planned for 2030 in the future." said Rob Melville, McLaren Design Director.
Left side view of the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jbx4Bj)
In terms of design, the Ultimate Vision GT looks not very different from other future hypercar. However, McLaren did not design it just like that. In every side attached to this car has its own function which makes the driving experience even stronger. This principle itself can be seen from its revolutionary cockpit design.

The cockpit design of this car has a wide enough glass which allowed the driver to see more clearly in all directions. At first glance there might be nothing strange with this virtual McLaren hypercar. But if we take a closer look, the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo has a driver position that is arguably ... quite strange. How not, instead of sitting as on the most cars, these car's driver must drive with the body in prone position and the heads up.
Rear view of the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jbx4Bj)
McLaren implemented this revolutionary system not without reason. According to them, the cabin design aims to allow the driver to pass the apex (bend) quickly and precisely. This revolutionary cockpit system itself claimed by McLaren can save the fraction of a seconds needed for each round.

Then the Ultimate Vision GT is also equipped with a super sophisticated aerodynamic design system called Active Aero. This system allows this car to get the best higher downforce when cornering with an open-air vent system.

This super-sophisticated cockpit and aerodynamic system is equipped with high-performance twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine to drive the rear wheels, while for each of front wheel is driven by an electric motor.
As a result, this car is capable of releasing the power up to 1,134 hp and torque of 1,275 Nm. Thus it is not surprising that this hypercar became the fastest car in the Gran Turismo Sport game. Do You want to try it? Let's play and be the number one! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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