From screen to reality. That's the story of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a supercar developed by Nissan in conjunction with Polyphony Digital Inc., creator of the Sony PlayStation video game Gran Turismo 6.
Painted “Red Knight of Fire” and with its “V Motion” grille (the new expression of Nissan's design brand), the supercar is the real version of a virtual car through which you can experience dynamic performance. and Nissan innovation.
The model was unveiled last year at the Tokyo Auto Show and is a variation on the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo project, included in the game in 2014. This car is the result of a competition between Nissan designers working on their five studies around the world.
When the creation was requested, the Japanese brand aimed to fulfill the order from Polyphony Digital Inc. The video game company wanted different car brands to create vehicles to represent the future of design to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the famous and revered game. The design team that won the internal competition was Nissan Design Europe in London, England, who had the freedom to create the perfect supercar.
Nissan's styling professionals worked in collaboration with aerodynamic technicians and engineering teams in Japan to ensure that the virtual car performed as realistic as possible. In this way, the project has been carried out, in part, moved by emotion. Nissan's 2 + 2 supercar adapts racetrack technology for touring cars, particularly airflow management.
The virtual car project for the video was so successful that it caught the attention of engineers at the Nissan Technical Center in Japan, who decided to create a real version of the model. Various simulations and technical tests were carried out to check the feasibility of making a real model. The design was so sensational that the company's engineers realized that they had something very valuable in their hands and then began to develop the project, which resulted in a first unit and, recently, the concept car that is on the Nissan booth in the famous Brazilian event.
The body lines of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo were created from the ground up, using more modern digital tools, but with styling details evoking aspects of Nissan's performance models of several decades. Everything has been created in a quite futuristic way as it had been requested at the beginning of the project.
The design shows an authentic silhouette with bold details that are the essence of Nissan. Thus, features such as prominent fenders and pronounced spoiler have emerged. Organic-looking front fenders and geometric rear fenders surround the tires until they meet.
In addition, the air entering from the front is separated and directed towards the body with precision resources: the air stream entering the front intake circulates through the inside of the wheels and is quickly expelled due to the exhaust located underneath. from the front fender outlet. This allows the body to cut through the air wall at high speed and with minimal effort. Behind this point, a flow is created in the rear fender that allows air to escape to the rear, minimizing turbulence behind the car. If you pay attention only to the flow of the air, it is observed that, despite its square shape, the car is configured in a very similar way to the cars that race at Le Mans.
The active rear wing raises or lowers depending on the speed and 300 km / h applies an aerodynamic load of more than 400 kg directly on the differential block. On the flat floor, the front deflector that draws air from the flat floor to the front fender outlet combines with the large rear diffuser to create a strong vacuum and produce race car-equivalent downforce. Many ideas like these use everything in their power to achieve a driving advantage and apply it effectively along with speed.
In the video game, the powertrain has a high-performance all-wheel drive hybrid FR system and a V6 biturbo engine, in combination with three engines. Powerful engines in the front and rear produce instant and powerful acceleration in all conditions. Torque vectoring from the individual left and right front engines and active suspension that maximizes aerodynamic performance at all times allow for smooth cornering, even at very high speeds, perfecting a car that performs better than the rider can take advantage of any speed range.[sam_pro id = "0_2" codes = "true"]