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Meet Subaru’s Vision GT concept
Polyphony has revealed the latest in its stunning run of ‘Vision Gran Turismo’ concept cars built for GT6. It’s a Subaru, and it’s mad.
The Vision GT series was born after Gran Turismo founder Kazunori Yamauchi sent out a call to the world’s carmakers: build me a car I can use in Gran Turismo 6, he beseeched.
We’ve seen cars from BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Mitsubishi and even a spaceship from Aston Martin. So step forward Subaru, with a car that is said to inherit the design language of the VIZIV 2 Concept revealed earlier this year.
To this, Subaru’s team have added something more solid, with a large diffuser, roof-integrated rear spoiler and more dynamism to that shooting-brake silhouette.
It’s been virtually built out of carbon, with a virtual weight of 1380kg , packing a virtual version of Subaru’s classic 2.0-litre flat-four engine. Oh, and there’s a virtual turbocharger too, and three virtual electric motors - two in the rear, one up front - to give a total, virtual system output of 591bhp and 590lb ft of torque.
“By independently controlling each of the motor outputs,” says Subaru, “turning ability while cornering is drastically improved, while torque vectoring lamps built into the fenders visualise its movement.” Right.
The VIZIV concept will be available in Gran Turismo 6 (on your PS3) with update ‘1.14’. You can buy it, or indeed win it by completing a lap of the Subaru Seasonal Event in game.
Now, Subaru, can you do the decent thing and just build a real, actual, fire-spitting version we can drive please?