The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT has just been revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014 and it is certainly one of the most futuristic cars we’ve seen part of the Vision Gran Turismo series.
As the car is purely theoretical, Chevrolet has been able to dream up a spaceship inspired powertrain for the Chaparral 2X Vision GT. According to the American manufacturer “it features a mid-mounted laser beamed-energy propulsion system which pulses beams of light that focus in a shroud, creating shock waves that generate tremendous thrust in the lightweight race car”.
All up, the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT’s futuristic powerplant delivers 671 kW (the equivalent of 900 hp) and is mated with lithium-ion batteries and an air-powered generator. All up, 100 km/h could pass by in just 1.5 seconds with a top speed of 386 km/h possible.
The cockpit setup is stranger again. It sees the driver lying down right at the front of the cabin with their legs and arms splayed towards the wheels. The entire propulsion and suspension systems of the car have been built around the driver.
Discussing the concept, executive director of GM advance design, “This concept is an audacious and ambitious vision – and one that demonstrates to a new audience how Chevy’s engineering and design teams challenge norms and explore the technologies of tomorrow. It also an ode to a unique partnership that pioneered ground-breaking technologies that are used today on the track and the street.”