Chevrolet’s biggest release at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014 is also one of the most sensational! The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept lends a futuristic twist to a historic name; Chaparral. Following the official unveil and after the media scrum had died down, we took a closer look!
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”.
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. 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 still. 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.
For official details of the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo, take a look at our earlier article. For all the latest from the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014, take a look at our dedicated news feed!