Jaguar’s latest virtual hypercar
65 0-60 miles in 1.65 seconds
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We are still waiting for the release date of the Gran Turismo 7, but let’s take a look at one of the cars you can drive on it. Jaguar has unveiled the Vision Gran Turismo SV, an all-electric endurance car designed by the brand for the Gran Turismo franchise. Jag’s designers have built a complete model, but this does not mean it is a real car.
Does this sound familiar?
It does, right? Because, this is mainly a tweaked version of Vision Gran Turismo that was unveiled earlier this year – another offer exclusively for GT Sport. At 5540mm it is 861mm longer than the SVV Vision – the extra length comes from a tail that is designed to go down even further.
“When I asked the design team behind the Vision GT Coupe to create the ultimate electric gaming endurance racer for Gran Turismoy,” said Julian Thompson, Jaguar’s design director. They tried to create something special with engineers from SV and Jaguar Racing.
Jaguar claims that the car is ‘completely designed in the virtual world’ by tweaking the aerodynamics using simulation tools. Design-wise it refers to the old Vision GT coupe, but includes nodes for the C-Type, D-Type, and XJR-9 and XJR-14 – which will delight gamers and older motorsport fans alike.
It’s not clear if the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo is designed to be the same life-like IR-01 coming from the SV Irasing, but it certainly looks great.
What does it offer?
The Sony PlayStation 5 is powered by a 3.5 GHz, 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor. But Jaguar says the SV has three electric motors. All this adds 1877bhp of power and 2478lb ft of torque ripping. It takes 1.65 seconds to reach 60 mph without stopping the Vision Gran Turismo SV, and the V-Max is 255 mph – on the Gran Turismo, of course.
“The team will not achieve that goal – they have surpassed it and developed a virtual electric car that can compete successfully in 24-hour endurance racing,” added Jamal Hamidi, Jaguar SV’s engineering director. “Moreover, they were able to see their work in the virtual world, turning it into a reality with the creation of a stunning full-scale model that will excite gamers about what is to come at Gran Turismo.”
When the Gran Turismo 7 is released you can drive the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV, which is still TBC.