Automakers from McLaren to Chevrolet have created virtual notion vehicles for Gran Turismo video games beneath the Vision Gran Turismo banner, and now Jaguar is jumping on the bandwagon. Unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe notion is an electric sports auto that will be accessible for download in Gran Turismo Sport by the finish of the month.
Regardless of the car’s futuristic appear, Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe’s exterior style was inspired by two iconic race vehicles from the 1950s — the C-Form and D-Form. The car’s active rear wing is completely contemporary, nonetheless. So is the interior, which functions augmented reality glass that can show facts about the outdoors planet and warn the driver of obstacles, according to Jaguar. The virtual notion auto also has an artificial intelligence assistant referred to as KITT-E and 3D image displays. Jaguar is in fact functioning on 3D tech for its actual-planet production vehicles, even though it is not really prepared for prime time.
The Vision Gran Turismo Coupe might not be a actual auto, but Jaguar nonetheless engineered it like a single. The auto has a best 50:50 front: rear weight distribution, and weighs three,086 pounds, according to Jaguar. That is not undesirable for a auto toting about a heavy battery pack. Jaguar stated its Formula E race group had a hand in designing the powertrain, which consists of 3 electric motors. A single motor powers the front wheels, though the other two energy a single rear wheel every, providing the auto all-wheel drive.
Collectively, the 3 motors create 1,005 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque. Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe notion will do zero to 62 mph in significantly less than two. seconds, and attain a leading speed of more than 200 mph. That puts this virtual notion auto in the identical ballpark as some actual-planet electric supercars anticipated to enter production more than the subsequent handful of years, such as the Tesla Roadster and Lotus Evija. But efficiency claims from Tesla and Lotus stay just that, as neither auto has turned a wheel in anger however.
Jaguar has no plans to place the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe notion into production. The sleek sports auto was made solely for Gran Turismo Sport. But provided Jaguar’s present involvement in Formula E, as nicely as a secondary race series for the I-Pace electric SUV, it wouldn’t be surprising to see extra sporty electric Jags in the future.