Tokyo LIVE: Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Conceptby Ben Hsu
The re-tweaked concept hints at the next GT-R.
Nissan is showing a new version of its 2020 Vision Gran Turismo at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The concept, based on a fantasy race car conceived for the Gran Turismo video game, was co-developed by Nissan and Polyphony Digital, the creators of the Playstation racing simulator.
Though the car originally debuted at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, it will receive minor re-tweaks for its Tokyo reveal. Gone is the dark silver paint, traded in for a vivid red hue Nissan calls Fire Knight. The grille has been revamped as well, now bolder and with the V's arms extending into the bodywork. This so-called V-motion grille has been propagated throughout Nissan's production car lineup from the Murano to the Maxima.
Supposedly, the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is a hint at what the next generation Nissan GT-R will look like. Realistically, the body work will probably be not quite so extreme. Rumor has it that it will be powered by a twin-turbo V6 mated to a hybrid system — the same setup as their Le Mans car — that can generate 1,250 horsepower.
Live images by Ben Hsu.