Vision Gran Turismo Coupé is Jaguar's virtual all-electric sportscar

Vision Gran Turismo Coupé is Jaguar's virtual all-electric sportscar

ABU DHABI: If you are a fan of Gran Turismo Sport video game series, Jaguar has a treat for you in the form of Vision Gran Turismo Coupé, an all-electric, all-wheel-drive race car. The all-electric race car for the video game draws inspiration from Le mans' C-type & the D-type, and the I-Type 4 Formula E and I-Pace eTrophy racing cars.

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The Vision Gran Turismo Coupé is not only an amazing proposition for video game fanboys but also reveals the automaker's philosophy moving forward.

"This project has been completely led by our young designers and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to create a vehicle steeped in our incredible heritage but pushing the boundaries of future design. The team have done an incredible job in creating something which is clearly identifiable as a Jaguar, inspired – but not constrained – by our iconic past", said Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director.

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The virtual Jaguar Vision GT Coupé is made up of carbon-fibre composites and advanced aluminium alloys and boasts a near to perfect 50:50 weight distribution. It weighs 1,400kg in the virtual world and packs in 1,020 hp of maximum power along with a peak torque of 1,200 Nm. A 0 to 100 kmph run takes less than two seconds.

"The opportunity to take what we have learned on the track from our time in Formula E and apply it to a futuristic Jaguar race car has been a great challenge for the Jaguar Racing engineers. With its all-electric motor design drawing on the technology from both the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 and eTROPHY race cars, we have accurately modelled the performance of the Jaguar Vision GT Coupé in the virtual world, creating a car that will be exhilarating to drive and a real threat to the competition", said James Barclay, Team Director, Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

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Just like the Jaguar’s Le Mans-winning D-types, the cockpit of the Jaguar Vision GT Coupé wraps around the driver. The interior is a sweet mixture of Jaguar's heritage and contemporary style. Also, there is an augmented reality digital side glass that improves vision.

A Smiths gauges kind of a transparent information cluster that portrays three-dimensional information further enriches the experience inside the Jaguar Vision GT Coupé. "We’ve really pushed the limit to imagine how a future Jaguar sports car interior could look.

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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", cited Chris Shaw, Interior Designer, Jaguar Advanced Design.

Players will be able to download the Jaguar Vision GT Coupé for their Gran Turismo Sport for Sony PlayStation 4 from the end of November 2019. Stay tuned to Zigwheels UAE for more such updates.

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