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2020 Fordzilla P1 Virtual Race Car

2020 Fordzilla P1 Virtual Race Car

It’s out of this world in more ways than one

The coronavirus pandemic has jogged a lot of our memories of 2020, but if you can clear your head long enough to remember what the world was like in March, you might remember a certain project that Ford was developing for the world of video games. It was called the Fordzilla P1, a virtual race car that gamers would have a huge hand in developing. It’s been nine months since Ford announced the Fordzilla P1, and while the world has completely turned upside down since that time, it’s nice to be reminded of much simpler times. The Fordzilla P1 has arrived in real-life form, and while it’s really nothing more than a mock-up of the digital race car, it’s still nice to see it in its physical form. At the very least, all that effort that was put into creating this insane racer bore a seriously forbidden fruit.

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2020 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV

2020 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV

This is the British automaker’s all-electric virtual endurance race car coming to Gran Turismo in 2021

Jaguar has come up with the Vision Gran Turismo SV, a concept car for the Gran Turismo video game that’s coming up for the PS5 in 2021. Following up on last year’s Vision Gran Turismo Coupe, this all-electric car comes with four motors that churn out almost 1,900 horses combined!

The company calls it the “ultimate virtual endurance racer” and pays homage to many models from the past. The circuit board livery even has references to the 1951 C-Type and the 1954 D-Type’s Le Mans debuts. Can we have a production version of this, please?

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2020 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept

2020 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept

May 25 can’t come soon enough...for more reasons than one

A year after announcing that it had become an official video game partner for Gran Turismo Sport, Mazda has unveiled its new digital ride for the game. Called the RX-Vision GT3 Concept, the GT3-class racer is as enthralling and as captivating as you expect it would be.

That’s not a surprise given that the racer pilfers some of its design cues from the obnoxiously raunchy RX-Vision Concept that Mazda unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The low-riding, slinky racer is the creation of Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s global design boss. The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept isn’t available in Gran Turismo Sport, at least not until May 25, when it arrives as part of an online update. It will join the Atenza Gr.3 as the second GT3-class Mazda in the game.

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2020 Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo

2020 Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo

This is what Lamborghini can think of when it’s not bound by real-world constraints

Just when you thought it was safe to call the recently unveiled Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo one of the edgiest VGT cars to come out of the video game racing program, a certain Italian automaker comes out and smacks you over the head with its own Vision Gran Turismo. This one comes from Lamborghini, and it’s called the V12 Vision Gran Turismo. For a company that’s known for designing some of the most aerodynamically outrageous cars in the world, the V12 Vision Gran Turismo makes all of those models look like doodles on a sketch pad. It doesn’t hurt that the V12 VGT carries the same powertrain as Lambo’s other recent madness-of-a-creation, the Sian FKP 37. Just like every other Vision Gran Turismo model that has come before, the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo is not earmarked for real-world production. It will instead be available in Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4 in 2020.

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2019 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo

2019 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo

The Big Cat makes the leap to the video game world with a raunchy supercar concept

Not content with its current lineup of models, Jaguar has announced the arrival of its latest masterpiece, the completely digital Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo. It’s not a real supercar that will terrorize roads in the near future; the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo is a low-slung all-electric supercar that will terrorize all the hapless racers that get in its way in the Gran Turismo Sport racing game. The sleek two-door supercar takes design cues from a lot of Jaguar’s existing model lineup. It’s also powered by a stuffing of electric motors that combine to produce four-digit levels of power. In other words, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo is a monster, and this monster will make its way to the video game world by the end of November.

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2017 Honda Vision Gran Turismo Concept

2017 Honda Vision Gran Turismo Concept

It’s the baby NSX! Oh, wait, no it’s not...

The rumor mills we’re churning, anticipation was building, everything was falling into place. Word of Honda’s plan to build a “baby NSX” reached fever pitch when patent images, spy photos, and teasers found their way to the surface. Would it be possible for Honda to actually double-dip on the NSX nomenclature and introduce two versions of it? Well, we finally have our answer and it’s a “no.” What we do get instead is the Honda Vision Gran Turismo, a no less exciting concept that we can all enjoy… in the world of Gran Turismo Sport.

I honestly don’t know if I’m going to be thrilled or disappointed at this development. I suppose it’s a mixed bag of both, though like everyone else, I was genuinely over the moon at the thought of seeing a baby NSX hit the real world. Not only would it provide us with a new option to get our NSX fix, but as the supposed “baby” of the two, it would, in theory at least, be the far more affordable version than the current NSX that starts at $156,000. As awesome as it is, the NSX’s price tag has priced a lot of people out of buying one so the excitement surrounding a smaller and more affordable version was tantalizing. The good news is that the version that we did get - the Vision Gran Turismo - is a lot cheaper than what a baby NSX would’ve been priced. It comes free as part of Gran Turismo Sport so at worst, you’re only spending for a PlayStation 4 console and a copy of the game. That’s what, $400? Still, it would’ve been much better if all that teasing led to a baby NSX. That’s not the case this time, but there’s still hope for the future, right, Honda?

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2017 Peugeot L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo

2017 Peugeot L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo

One of the most extreme cars in Gran Turismo Sport!

In 2013, Mercedes-Benz launched the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a retro-inspired supercar developed for the launch of the Gran Turismo 6 video game. It was the first Vision GT car ever made and started a big thing that saw all major automakers bring their own concepts into the game. In all, no fewer than 21 Vision cars were unveiled for the Gran Turismo 6 until 2016. These came from 16 different carmakers, including BMW, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Mazda, Lexus, and SRT. Come 2017, and we’ve already seen five concepts unleashed for the new Gran Turismo Sport game, the latest of which is the Peugeot L750 R Hybrid.

The second Vision Gran Turismo concept coming from Peugeot, the L750 R HYbrid is actually an evolution of the L500 R HYbrid that saw the light of the Gran Turismo day in 2016. The new concept car has a more aggressive exterior with upgraded aerodynamics, as well as a more powerful hybrid drivetrain. The L750 R HYbrid is available for all 17 locations and many tracks in the Gran Turismo Sport video game and can be customized in any color. You can also enter the car in a 24-hour race on Twitter if you’re into getting retweets for each lap driven.

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2017 McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept

2017 McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept

This is what McLaren cars could look like in 2030

In all the years that the Vision Gran Turismo concepts have been around, McLaren has been one of the few automakers that have yet to unveil a concept for the Gran Turismo video game franchise. It was only a matter of time before it did, and that time has finally come. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo, and it is positively spectacular.

It is a bit ironic, though, that the most extreme McLaren I’ve ever seen isn’t actually a real thing. This coming from an automaker that’s known for releasing some mind-bending machinery over the years. That’s just the catch of all these Vision Gran Turismo concepts. They are created exclusively for the Gran Turismo game franchise and without any real-world rules and regulations to hinder them, these automakers go to great lengths to make their concepts as unforgettable as possible. That’s evidently the case here with McLaren’s Ultimate VGT concept. It’s prepared to be a showcase of the kind of cars the company envisions it’s going to produce by 2030. Not that I’m getting excited, but the LMP1-style treatment to the concept does make me wonder if this is the kind of future we can expect. Seeing as it’s already capable of zany creations like the MSO-designed X1 Concept, I wouldn’t put it past these guys to turn this concept into reality 13 years from now. For now, all we can do is enjoy it once Gran Turismo Sport hits shelves in October.

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2017 Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo

2017 Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo

A dream concept could turn to reality really soon

Like most supercar brands that are starting off from scratch, Emerson Fittipaldi’s Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo suffers from not having the foundation that other supercar models from more established brands have. The car looks good on paper, but a model’s success isn’t determined on the parcel from which it’s drawn on or even on a full-bodied prototype that debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The good news is that Fittipaldi Motors - the company started by the former F1 world champion - actually has plans to bring the EF7 to life.

The road to seeing the EF7 is going to be a long and difficult one to navigate. That’s usually what awaits start-ups who try to bring their works to the forefront. But Fittipaldi does have a few things on its side too, not the least of which is the drive and dedication to see the EF7 evolve into the production supercar he’s always envisioned it to be. He also has partners in the fold to help him get his project off the ground, including Pininfarina, whose work on the car’s design is immediately recognizable, and HWA AG, an AMG spinoff that prepares German touring cars.

The objective is clear, even if the execution is far from. Ultimately, Fittipaldi plans to build 39 units of the EF7, a number that’s tied into the number of races the 70-year old driver won during his long and illustrious career in both Formula One and Indycar.

Easier said than done, right? Well, we’re definitely rooting for the company to prove its skeptics wrong. It’d be nice to see a project car like the EF7 realize its full potential.

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2016 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

2016 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

After a few cryptic teaser shots of wings, engine covers and some objects we weren’t quite sure about, Bugatti has unveiled its contribution to the Gran Turismo 6 Vision GT project. The Bugatti Vision GT is the virtual expression of how a real quasi-racing Bugatti could look. It also provides us with a preview of Bugatti’s next Veyron replacement, working-titled 2018 Bugatti Chiron.

As outrageous as it looks, the Bugatti Vision GT isn’t quite as extreme as some other cars in the Vision GT garage — the 2,590-horsepower 2015 SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo for instance — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Bugatti designers and engineers wanted keep things in the realm of what’s possible now. That said, Bugattis by their very nature are extreme cars. “We wanted to create a project as realistic as possible for our fans and put a real Bugatti in the virtual world of the PlayStation video game franchise,” explained head Bugatti designer Frank Heyl. “Every design characteristic is defined by its function. Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the perfect symbiosis of engineering and aesthetics.”

If you’re not familiar with it, the Vision Gran Turismo project allows designers and engineers from real-world car companies to create cars for the virtual world without the limitations created by regulations, budgets, and in some cases, even reality. The results are then uploaded to Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3, where they can be enjoyed by gamers everywhere. Several other car companies have already made contributions, and it’s always fascinating to see what they come up with. It also functions as a preview of what might be next for some of these companies.

In addition to its digital form, Bugatti will also reveal a full-size show car at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, at which point it will simultaneously be added to Gran Turismo 6. But until then, let’s take a closer look at the Bugatti Vision GT.

Updated 08/22/2016: Created exclusively for the PlayStation videogame series Gran Turismo Sport, BUgarri Vision Gran Turismo made its American debut at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Check the picture gallery for a series of images taken during the event.

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2015 Infiniti Vision GT Supercar Concept

2015 Infiniti Vision GT Supercar Concept

The Vision Concept is finally ready to be downloaded in GT6 on the PS3

If you’re anything like our resident virtual hot shoe Ciprian Florea, you should know all about the Gran Turismo 6 Vision project. But for those of you drawing a blank right now, I’ll be happy to inform you. Dreamed up by GT game designer and pro race car driver Kazunori Yamauchi, Vision is an open proposal laid at the door of every major auto manufacturer. Essentially, it’s an invitation for designers to invent their idea of a two-door sports car for the Gran Turismo game world. The project has spawned some truly incredible creations, like the Toyota FT-1, Subaru Viziv, and Chevrolet Chaparral 2X (which, as Ciprian likes to point out, is powered by a friggin laser). Now, Infiniti is jumping into the fun with its own supercar concept.

Drawing inspiration from Formula 1 and design cues found in Infiniti’s road cars, the supercar concept you see here was plucked from the minds of the company’s design team in Beijing. “Part beauty, part beast, its shape is powerful, sensational and audacious — a mix of a track machine and the dream of our Chinese design team to create an ambitious racing language for Infiniti,” says the automaker in a press release. We agree, and would like to add that it looks totally sweet, as well.

Although the concept saw major aesthetic massaging, it also proved to be an extensive technical exercise, with real attention paid to the actual performance capabilities that a real-world version could possess. Details on these specs are available after the jump.

Update 05/19/2016: It’s been a long time coming, but the Infiniti Vision GT Supercar Concept has hit virtual showrooms and is now ready to be downloaded for Gran Turismo 6 on Playstation 3. Let’s race!

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2014 Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

2014 Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

Nissan has been synonymous with performance ever since the Skyline GT-R was introduced in 1969. The moniker quickly made a name for itself on the street and the track, ultimately evolving into a coupe that went on to dominate the race courses starting in the late 1980s. The saga continued through the 1990s with the R33 and R34 models, and came to an abrupt halt in 2002 when Nissan decided to separate the GT-R line from the Skyline name. Five years later, the GT-R we all know today came alive and things got ridiculously fast and powerful.

Now, with GT-R getting up there in age, Nissan is looking to take it up a notch. One that’s likely to include a hybrid powertrain, enormous amounts of power and twist, and a brand-new design approach. The Japanese aren’t too keen on divulging the details behind the brand-new GT-R, but they’re giving us a taste of the next supercar using the Gran Turismo franchise. Dubbed Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, this virtual concept vehicle is already available in the game since 2014 and I suspect it will materialize, in some form or another, as Nissan’s upcoming GT-R.

Updated 10/29/2015: Nissan brought an updated version of the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Don’t get to excited though, as the only "updates" included a new Fire Knight red body color and a new expression of Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille. We do have to admit that the new red paint fits perfectly!

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2015 SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo

2015 SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo

The Vision Gran Turismo project just keeps on rolling, as one manufacturer after another delivers high-tech and high-performance concepts for Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3. The latest addition to this lineup of crazy supercars is the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo concept.

There have been some really neat cars to come out of this project, like the 2015 Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo and the 2014 Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, but this one takes the cake. It then smashes the cake into a zillion pieces just to prove how badass it really is.

In all seriousness, with over 2,000 horsepower available and the requirement of a G-suit in the X trim level, this is a digital version of sheer automotive genius. It’s too bad that this concept doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of making it to the production line in the next 15-plus years.

For those of you who have GT6 on PS3 and feel up to downloading this car, let us know in the comments just how awesome it is to pilot this crazy race car.

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2015 Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo

2015 Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo

French marque Peugeot has thrown its standing lion badge into the Gran Turismo Vision ring with a new concept car that has a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio, a 0-to-62 mph time of less than two seconds, and an exterior design that’s sharp enough to cut straight through your TV. It’s part of a project proposed by game designer/race driver/Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi to celebrate Gran Turismo’s 15th anniversary, with the world’s leading carmakers penning digital daydreams for controller jockeys to unleash in the GT6 game world.

So far, 15 other cars can be found in the Vision lineup, ranging from the intriguingly possible to the downright sci-fi. In creating its Vision, Peugeot enlisted the help of its designers and sport engineers “to craft an outstanding supercar that has all the hallmarks of a high-performance endurance racer.” The car draws heavily from Peugeot’s concepts and competition vehicles, with a splash of insanity for good measure.

The car is currently unavailable for download, but is slated for distribution in a free update “in the near future.”

Continue reading to see what you can expect when this thing finally goes live.

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2015 Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo

2015 Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo

Volkswagen has unleashed a new GTI ripe for digital hot lapping, and it’s got over 500 horsepower, AWD traction, oodles of carbon fiber, and enough wing to shame a jet fighter. It’s called the GTI Supersport, and it’s part of the Gran Turismo Vision project. For those of you who may be unaware, Vision is an invitation to every major automaker to produce the ultimate sports car for the GT6 gaming environment. As you can imagine, such carte-blanche freedom has spawned some truly insane creations, and now, this VW will join the party.

PlayStation 3 owners can download the car now to give it a couch test drive. VW says “The designers and engineers picked up on the legendary GTI DNA from a visual and technical standpoint,” adding, “… the unmistakably charismatic looks of the new ‘GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo’ in the digital rear-view mirror are likely to make the other contenders more than a little nervous.”

It all sounds good. But is this Vision worth your precious gaming time? Read on to find out.

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2015 Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo

2015 Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo

One of the many things that make video games so great is the opportunity to play make believe, using the ones and zeroes of the virtual world to generate some truly inspired creations. It’s essentially a blank slate where designers can have things their way, completely circumventing the joy-killers of accountants and regulatory bodies. It’s a medium where an idea can go straight from the brain to the simulated environment, pristine and untainted.

Gran Turismo has been a champion of this for years, and through its Gran Turismo 6 Vision project, the game has offered the chance for several major auto manufacturers to present an idealized concept of the perfect performance machine.

Mini is the latest to do so with its Clubman Vision. Given the Mini’s long racing history and associations, it’s little surprise: “The image of a go-kart on the road has recurring appeal," says Anders Warming, Head of Mini Design, in a press release.

I’ve often lambasted Mini for producing cars that get fatter with each successive year. Finally, it looks like those criticisms have been met (albeit virtually).

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2015 Lexus LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo”

2015 Lexus LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo”

What happened to you, Lexus? Did you lose your meds? Get tired of all those Freemason jokes? Or were you always wearing leather bondage gear under that casual business suit? We’re sure there’s some sort of logical explanation here, perhaps having to do with changes in management or the public’s reception of the LF-A supercar. But one does not simply walk from the land of Smooth Jazz into Freak-on-a-Leash without people asking questions.

Not that we’re complaining. Even if this is just a case of medication in need of adjustment, there’s no doubt that this latest dip into stylistic psychosis has been a watershed time for Toyota’s usually straight-laced brand. It’s not that Lexus doesn’t know how to build fast cars — the brand did, after all, debut with the V-8 LS400. It’s just that this brand has historically proven to be the only one on Earth capable of starting with a Toyota Supra and making it boring . Yeah, looking at you, entire SC line.

These years of late, though...if we didn’t know better, we’d think some devil switched out Lexus’ Prozac for Red Hots and crystal meth. Evidence this, a car as psychotically named as it was styled: The LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo.

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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

A more affordable, mid-engined proposition to the 911 GT3

The second-generation Porsche Cayman was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and released as a 2014 model in the spring of 2013. Although redesigned from the ground up, the new mid-engined coupe remained recognizable as a Cayman and as a Porsche sports car in general. The interior also received new features and updated tech, while both the 2.7-liter and 3.4-liter flat-six engines were revised. A facelift unveiled in 2016 brought new turbocharged, flat-four powerplants and a name change that revived the classic 718 name.

Equally important is that the second-generation Cayman spawned the GT4, the first track prepped version of the mid-engined coupe and a proper equivalent to the already iconic 911 GT3.

Attention performance purists: your savior from Stuttgart has arrived. Porsche just unveiled the latest member of its GT family, officially inducting the Cayman into that illustrious batch of performance vehicles distilled to offer the most essential of driving characteristics. Unsurprisingly, this feat is accomplished with components pulled from the track-bruising 911 GT3, following the mid-engine sports-car formula perfected by cars like the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT, and 2014 918 Spyder.

Those are tough acts to follow, but the Cayman GT4 is no slouch. Porsche is claiming a lap around the North Loop of the Nürburgring in seven minutes and 40 seconds, placing it alongside the 2011 911 GT3 around the iconic German racetrack.

However, despite such a blistering pace, Porsche says it developed the engine, chassis, brakes, and aero to perform without hindering the overall utility expected of a two-seater sports coupe. That means this weapon of velocity should be somewhat drivable on surfaces without rumble strips and apex markers.

The rumor mill predicted everything from a turbocharged four-cylinder to a hybrid drivetrain for the Cayman GT4, but such complications remain mere hearsay. Read on to learn more about this latest mid-engine monster.

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2015 Alpine GT6 Vision GT Sports Car

2015 Alpine GT6 Vision GT Sports Car

Even though the racing-focused Alpine brand is yet to return to production and a 2016 unveil of the troublesome project confirmed, Renault’s marketing for the sports car manufacturer soldiers on with the help of Polyphony Digital’s Vision Gran Turismo program. Gran Turismo 6 players will be happy to find out that they’ll be getting the first drive of a new Alpine sports car in March 2015. Called simply Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, the virtual model certainly looks the part of a GT concept, but with hints of classic Alpine racers here and there.

With a history that started six decades ago but sadly ended in 1995, the Alpine brand has always been connected with Renault – the French brand bought the small sports car maker back in 1973. Since then, the former Alpine headquarters in Dieppe had been home to Renault’s motorsport endeavors, including Formula One. As it happens, Alpine is preparing for a comeback in 2016, but until then, the A450 prototype has already collected European endurance racing titles in 2013 and 2014, not to mention a podium finish in the LMP2 class at the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours. Naturally, only professional racing car drivers can enjoy the A450, so Renault/Alpine got together with Sony’s Polyphony Digital back in 2013 and started working on a virtual Alpine model to feature in the Gran Turismo franchise, as part of the now-famous Vision Gran Turismo line of supercars.

The result looks pretty fantastic, and Alpine made the very wise choice of also building a full-scale mock-up of the virtual car. Unfortunately, only a select group of Frenchmen got to see the scale model in the flesh on January 27, when it was presented at a Concept Cars exhibition in Paris. I do suspect that will not be the only place the car will be shown though. Until then, Gran Turismo 6 owners are probably dying to fire up their PlayStations and check out the virtual handling of this rather gorgeous concept car.

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2015 Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo

2015 Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo

Ever since the Gran Turismo 6 began arriving in Playstations all around the world at the end of 2013, an increasing number of car manufacturers have revealed a list of outstandingly designed cars for the aptly named "Vision GT" segment of the game. Mercedes-Benz and Toyota went as far as creating real variants of the virtual cars designed for GT6, but I think it’s a safe bet that the recently-unveiled Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo concept will not be joining that league.

Released as part of a special holiday season update for Gran Turismo 6, the Le Mans-inspired Mazda will probably remain a virtual model, which is not that bad considering that you don’t see many people driving the aforementioned Mercedes-AMG Vision GT or the Toyota FT-1 Vision GT out in the real world.

As it should, Mazda is rather proud of the historic win it managed at the Le Mans 24-Hours back in 1991, and that is probably why the LM55 Vision GT’s DNA is obviously infused with some genes from the fabulous-sounding 787B. To refresh your memory, the 1991 Mazda 787B was the first-ever Japanese car to achieve an overall victory in the prestigious endurance race and it was also the first and so far only rotary-powered vehicle to do so. Despite the casual stylistic resemblances with the 787B, the virtual LM55’s design actually follows the Kodo language found in modern Mazdas, which from some perspectives makes it even more beautiful than the original.

With that being said, if you own GT6 and a Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console you should definitely update the game to the latest version, which will give you option of buying the fantastic-looking Mazda LM55 from the "Vision GT" section within the "Cars" area in "My Home." Alternatively, Mazda says that you can also get a hold of the car by completing a lap in a Season Event, which is available only for a limited time in the game.

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2015 Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT Concept

2015 Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT Concept

Gran Turismo is celebrating 15 years of GT history by asking several automakers to stretch their design muscles and create new and exciting cars for players to experience in the latest version of the best-selling racing sim, Gran Turismo 6. The latest company to jump into the fun is General Motors with a car form Chevrolet. The car was teased for a debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and now we have all the details. The new Chevrolet Vision Gran Turismo car has been revealed; it is called the Chaparral 2X and it is one of the most amazing things I have ever laid eyes on. The Chaparral name is more than four decades old, and this storied team became famous for pushing racing regulations to their absolute limits and creating some of the most ingenious and interesting race cars of all time. Chaparral was founded by Jim Hall, and the founding racer had input on the design of this new virtual track demon. If you were hoping that GM would use this historic name to create a race car that will define the idea of what a race car could even be, the Chaparral 2X is going to be exactly what you were looking for.

Since this machine only needs to exist and operate in a purely virtual world, Chevrolet threw out the rule books of both car design and viable propulsion. You lay on your stomach to drive it, projects the dash display on to the driver’s helmet, and it’s powered by a giant laser. Yes, I said laser powered. It uses a giant laser as an engine to move the car. That laser does work in tandem with a pretty big battery pack and an air-powered generator to make the 2X VGT concept one of the fastest and most powerful cars in Gran Turismo 6.

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2015 Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo

2015 Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo

More than a year after the BMW Vision Gran Turismo broke cover at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, Subaru is joining the virtual fray with the Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo Concept, a plug-in hybrid racer that has about as many pointy edges as a Transformer. A quick look at the concept reveals a lot about Subaru’s design strategy for this car, beginning with the headlight and taillight casings that look similar to the Viziv 2 Concept that was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Gran Turismo-exclusive concept also has a dramatically contoured hood with a pair of air intakes, pronounced fenders, slit-like side mirrors, and a massive rear wing that appears to be split in two and integrated into the sloping glass roof.

In other words, it’s a concept that fits right in with all the other Vision Gran Turismo Concepts we’ve seen throughout 2014.

Subaru hasn’t announced when it will debut the Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo Concept, but it took the wraps off the virtual race car right before the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Viziv GT Vision is scheduled to arrive "soon" with Gran Turismo’s 1.14 update, which gives us plenty of time to talk about it before hooning it on the world’s greatest race tracks.

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