If you could distill one thing about driving on the open road in a beautiful vehicle of your choice, or besting your times with streamlined abandon around the infamous Nürburgring, what words would come to mind? Freedom, exhilaration, passion, emotion, perhaps even pure excitement.
The recent arrival of the Jaguar Vision GT SV makes good on these emotions, and helps to reinvent them. Why is that? Because the Jaguar Vision GT SV doesn’t exist in real life. It’s a virtual car to be unlocked and handled in the new Gran Turismo racing title on Playstation 5. But before you strike this off as a silly video game representation, think twice.
Video games have long been becoming not only virtual playgrounds, but simulations that generate real and calculated physics, road interactions, weather conditions, vehicle tunings and more. As is routinely evidenced by titles such as Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo, racing realism is generated through a mixture of technical know-how and real-life passion, not unlike the technical skills that help develop the world’s fastest hypercars.
What Is The Jaguar Vision GT SV?
While Gran Turismo 7, Sony’s newest flagship racing game, hasn’t released to the Playstation 5 yet, it is expected to in 2021. Simulated by virtual yet highly-accurate tools, the Vision Gran Turismo SV, the purely-electric endurance concept vehicle has been crafted by the developers. Unfortunately, it will only reside in the game and will not be produced, despite Jaguar’s excellent rendition of its full-scale model.
The vehicle is also an upgraded version of the Vision rendition offered in GT Sport earlier last year, but it offers a 861mm increased length geared to provide more downforce and traction on the road. Its incredible lighting theme and circuit-board exterior aesthetic truly shows this Jaguar as a model of the future.
It’s Not Fantasy If You Can Handle It
Of course, you’re curious about the specifications of this virtual model. Who wouldn’t be? Well thanks to a range of car design principles as well as taking to account what feels good on a virtual track (advice proffered by a range of gamers), the Vision GT SV provides a staggering 1,882bhp as well as 2,478ft of torque. This offers a top speed of 255mph with a 0-60mph of 1.65 seconds.
What Was The Inspiration?
As you’re no doubt aware, Jaguar and Gran Turismo have a happy connection, but much of this illustrious design was inspired by the prior models of the D-Type, XJR-9 and XJR-14. Furthermore, the ”computational fluid dynamics analysis” developed by Jaguar to is reminiscent of its aero package used to curate the manufacturers Formula E cars.
Further technical care was invested by hiring engineers to ensure the battery cooling system uses liquid nitrogen, alongside, adjustable wings that provide custom and on-demand downforce.
Yes, it does seem that Polyphony Digital would have bitten off more than they can chew with this one, if only they have ‘chewed it’ so readily. The car looks incredible. We avidly await the release of Gran Turismo 7 to get it into our hands, if not in our actual hypercar collections.
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