Jaguar Unveils The Gran Turismo Coupe Electric Race Car

Jaguar has designed an all-electric race car specifically for PlayStation 4’s “Gran Turismo” video game, specifically “Gran Turismo Sport.” It will be available for download in the game in late next month.

Jaguar says the look of the Vision GT is meant to revive the company’s racing past for the digital age, with visual callbacks to the C-type, D-type, and E-type racing cars as well as “rear haunches inspired by Jaguar’s revolutionary 1968 XJ saloon.”

The new Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe is a battery-electric supercar boasting a 3-motor (one at the front and two at the rear) powertrain delivering a combined 1,005 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in under 2.0 seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph…in the virtual world. No range estimate was given.

Gran Turismo’s latest virtual electric hypercar is built upon a lightweight monocoque chassis made from carbon-fiber composites and advanced aluminum alloys, giving it a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a total weight of just 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs).

The architecture is visually lightweight, simple, and dramatic; featuring advanced and experimental materials and finishes.Sitting in the stunningly considered cockpit and looking out onto the gracefully long bonnet of the Jaguar Vision GT Coupé — a view that is unmistakably Jaguar — the player will be fully immersed in the action.” It even features hologram technology for displaying information, with augmented reality digital side glass that can alert the driver to dangers outside the vehicle. The holographic features are more conceptual, however, and will be limited in gameplay.

Inside the car, augmented reality is used to provide vital info and the driver also has a virtual assistant named KITT-E to rely on. There also appears to be a gear lever, though Jaguar didn’t say what exactly this is for.

The new Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe will be available for players to download in the Gran Turismo Sport at the end of November.


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