Our recent crowning of Nissan as the most enthusiast-focused brand continues to hold true as the automaker just released this teaser image of what’s likely to be the Vision Gran Turismo concept — a vehicle that is slated to bridge the gap between the virtual world of Gran Turismo and reality. Nissan says it will “reveal the next chapter in its story” in the press release below, and we can’t think of a better place than the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Backing up that notion is a Tweet from Nissan Vice President Andy Palmer saying, “Think it’s worth coming to Goodwood????” with a link directing followers to a cloth-covered vehicle perched atop a date that reads June 10, 2014. Well, today is that day and Nissan has released the impressive image above accompanied by a press release giving yet another date, this time June 16th.
Also included in the press release is a statement about Nissan revealing the car to “an audience that has always shared our passion for performance.” Perhaps the lucky group of performance-minded folks will include pro gamers from the Nissan GT Academy.
As for the car itself, we could be looking at an early version of the next generation GT-R. Its mean looks and angular design, along with a large rear wing means this car is ready for business. But it looks like we’ll have to wait till the 16th to get the full run-down on the twice-teased car.
Click past the jump for more info on the next generation GT-R
We’ve already been hearing plenty of rumblings about the upcoming Nissan GT-R, including its inclusion of a hybrid powertrain. Back in March, we reported the new GT-R would make roughly 830 horsepower, thanks to a revised version of its twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V-6 and a new Kinetic Energy Recovery System. Rumors claim that the KERS will add 250 horsepower and the revised V-6 is said to generate some 580 horses by itself.
The question to focus on now is whether the world is ready for such a radical-looking Nissan to be terrorizing Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Corvettes, and Porsches. Check back Monday, June 16 for all the info.
Nissan to reveal the next chapter in its passion for performance
LOS ANGELES – On Monday, June 16, we will reveal the next chapter in our Nissan story to an audience that has always shared our passion for performance.