Nissan has exhibited the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo at the Olympic Park in London as a precursor to the introduction of the Grand Turismo Sport video game. Displayed alongside seven other full-size Concept cars, the largest ever gathering of GT Concept vision cars in one place, the vehicle provides a visualization of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future.
The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo began life as dream project for Nissan designers who were given free rein to create the perfect supercar for their own Gran turismo fantasy garage. But the design from a team at Nissan Design Europe, based in Londo, was seen to have so much potential that it has benefited from input from an engineering team based in Japan. Adapting design cues from current Nissan performance models, it was created from scratch using the latest digital design tools: The first, and to date only – physical representation of the car is the actual concept model.
First showcased in October 2015 at the Tokyo Motor Show, the prototype came in Fire Knight red body color and featured a new expression of Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille. The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is deemed as a real-world embodiment of a virtual car, through which gamers around the world experience Nissan’s dynamic performance and innovation.
NIissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo emerged from styling study among Nissan’s global pool of young designers. Each team was answering a call from the makers of Gran Turismo 6, who have asked a total of 28 different manufacturers to each create a dream car to celebrate the game’s 15th birthday. Nissan’s 2+2 sports car adapts race track technology, in particular air flow management, to a road car environment.
Working closely with skilled aerodynamic technicians and engineering teams in Japan to ensure the virtual car performs as realistically as possible, the design is partly shaped by emotion and partly by the wind. Neat styling touches evoke aspects of Nissan performance models through the ages but present them in a futuristic way.