41,000,000,000+ miles raced online and 70,000+ million units sold over the course of 15 years. And this is how Kazunori Yamauchi likes to celebrate. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Vision GTs from Gran Turismo.
Kazunori, of course, is the creator of the legendary PlayStation racing title, and for the 15th anniversary and sixth iteration of GT, sounded the concept klaxon, to marshal the world’s carmakers to come up with lairy creations to include in the new game.
To deride his Master Plan would have been easy; ‘virtual’ cars that will never see the light of day, destined to be argued over by the gaming community… it’d never catch on, right?
Tell that to Mercedes, who got the ball rolling with the deliciously evil Vision GT concept seen at the 2013 LA Motor Show. Or to Chevrolet, who rolled out the madcap Chaparral GT. Or to Alpine, and the 450bhp, V8-engined GT. Or to Lexus, and the monster LF-LC GT (above). Or indeed, to the other carmakers who stepped up to the plate and went a bit crazy.
You can now see the lot in our Happy Gallery Of Slightly Imaginary Brilliance. Ready, player one…