The Concept 2020 Vision GT will be available for download in GT6 next month, and will influence Nissan performance cars in the coming years.
Gran Turismo 6 is where gearheads and gamers alike go to mess around with cars they might never be able to afford. From classics to Top Gear-inspired ridiculousness, GT6 has cars to cater to anyone interested in four wheels and a gearbox.
Even more interesting is how the Polyphony racer is influencing real-world car design. Take Nissan, who’s experimental Concept 2020 Vision GT supercar is coming to GT6 next month. Earlier today, the company unveiled a real-life version of the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
What started as a simple in-game car model blossomed into a company-wide endeavor for Nissan. Nissan Design Europe started the project, which eventually crossed over to the Japan-based Nissan Technical Center. The concept car was spearheaded by Taisuke Nakamura, from the european design team.
While the car’s name implies a next-decade timeline for influence, the Concept 2020 Vision GT is seen by many as a window into the future of the GT-R supercar design. The next GT-R is expected in 2017, according to Auto Express, so the Vision GT could have a legitimate impact on Nissan’s auto offerings sooner than expected.
Source: The Verge