Porsche Vision Gran Turismo: More Than A Concept?

January 5, 2022

Porsche builds a next-gen, all-electric hypercar for the track — the virtual track!

Porsche recently took the wraps off an all-new, all-electric hypercar designed to take a drivers’ track day experience to a whole new level — and, yes, we’re talking about a video game. Meet the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo, which you’ll be able to drive in the upcoming Gran Turismo 7 game for Sony Playstation this spring.

“The partnership with Polyphony Digital and ‘Gran Turismo’ is a perfect fit for Porsche,” explains Robert Ader, Vice President Marketing at Porsche AG. “Motorsport – whether real or virtual – is part of our DNA … The integration of the first Porsche sports car developed purely for the virtual space is an important milestone in the strategic partnership between Porsche and Polyphony Digital Inc.”

As a car, the Vision Gran Turismo takes styling cues from the hot-selling Taycan EV, as well as the V8-powered 918 Spyder and Mission R concept, bringing that Porsche hypercar styling language into a new decade. The look is definitely 2020’s Porsche, but it’s inside — well, as “inside” of a virtual racecar as you can get — that the concept really screams P-car.

 


Vision Gran Turismo Dash

Although it’s made of clear plastic and projecting digital instruments, anyone who’s spent quality seat time in a 911 or Panamera (or, if you’re of a certain age, a 944/928) will recognize the horizontal instrument layout instantly. The interior it rests in also resembles another classic Porsche — this one, a 962.


What’s more, even though all digital interiors are kinda, sorta, technically vegan, this one is designed to be vegan. “We spent a long time considering the right material design consisting of carbon and titanium. The aim was to reduce weight while increasing performance,” says Markus Auerbach, Head of Interior Design at Porsche. “In addition, sustainable aspects also play a role in forward-looking projects. For example, we only used entirely vegan materials in (the design of) the concept car.”

That sounds pretty admirable, and it’s good to see Porsche making sustainability an aspirational goal, rather than something that can only be had through sacrifice. Either way, we’re ready to take this digital Porsche for a test drive!


Source | Images: Porsche.

Porsche Vision Gran Turismo: More Than A Concept?

December 22, 2021

Porsche builds a next-gen, all-electric hypercar for the track — the virtual track!

Porsche recently took the wraps off an all-new, all-electric hypercar designed to take a drivers’ track day experience to a whole new level — and, yes, we’re talking about a video game. Meet the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo, which you’ll be able to drive in the upcoming Gran Turismo 7 game for Sony Playstation this spring.

“The partnership with Polyphony Digital and ‘Gran Turismo’ is a perfect fit for Porsche,” explains Robert Ader, Vice President Marketing at Porsche AG. “Motorsport – whether real or virtual – is part of our DNA … The integration of the first Porsche sports car developed purely for the virtual space is an important milestone in the strategic partnership between Porsche and Polyphony Digital Inc.”

As a car, the Vision Gran Turismo takes styling cues from the hot-selling Taycan EV, as well as the V8-powered 918 Spyder and Mission R concept, bringing that Porsche hypercar styling language into a new decade. The look is definitely 2020’s Porsche, but it’s inside — well, as “inside” of a virtual racecar as you can get — that the concept really screams P-car.

 


Vision Gran Turismo Dash

Although it’s made of clear plastic and projecting digital instruments, anyone who’s spent quality seat time in a 911 or Panamera (or, if you’re of a certain age, a 944/928) will recognize the horizontal instrument layout instantly. The interior it rests in also resembles another classic Porsche — this one, a 962.


What’s more, even though all digital interiors are kinda, sorta, technically vegan, this one is designed to be vegan. “We spent a long time considering the right material design consisting of carbon and titanium. The aim was to reduce weight while increasing performance,” says Markus Auerbach, Head of Interior Design at Porsche. “In addition, sustainable aspects also play a role in forward-looking projects. For example, we only used entirely vegan materials in (the design of) the concept car.”

That sounds pretty admirable, and it’s good to see Porsche making sustainability an aspirational goal, rather than something that can only be had through sacrifice. Either way, we’re ready to take this digital Porsche for a test drive!


Source | Images: Porsche.

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