TOKYO: Infiniti’s new supercar concept, dubbed simply ‘Concept Vision Gran Turismo’, has made its virtual debut.
Developed for Sony’s ongoing ‘Vision Gran Turismo’ project a celebration of the Gran Turismo gaming series’ 15th birthday the new concept is the boldest expression yet of Infiniti’s evolving design language.
The carmaker’s last swing at a sports coupe concept was 2012’s Emerge-E, itself an evolution of the earlier and much loved Essence show car.
Neither concept has made the leap to production, but both would have a greater chance of a showroom debut than today’s Concept Vision Gran Turismo.
Like its rivals from Mercedes, Toyota, Aston Martin and more, Infiniti’s latest concept will only ever roar along virtual roads. But, for owners of Sony’s PlayStation gaming system, that will likely be enough.
As a concept, the Infiniti Concept Vision GT is powered by a 4.5 litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine mated to an electric motor, although power and performance figures are still to be revealed.
Like its brutish cousin the Nissan GT-R, Infiniti’s concept has its engine mounted in a front mid-ship arrangement, sending power through a rear transaxle for a 45/55 weight distribution.