To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo video game series, top automotive manufacturers and coachbuilders were commissioned by the franchise in 2013 to built unique cars for the sixth installation – Gran Turismo 6. The challenge named ‘Vision Gran Turismo’ was aimed at designing futuristic racecars reflecting the style of the gaming series.
Since then, a total of 19 entries have been submitted to the franchise by key manufacturers such as Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Toyota and more. Alfa Romeo withdrew from the challenge and as a result they were removed from the game.
In this list, we shall highlight the top ten Vision Gran Turismo cars created for GT6. The criteria is based on looks and the spirit of Gran Turismo. Feel free to air your thoughts via our comments box below!
10. Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
The final car on our list is the Peugeot Vision GT which reminds us of the Peugeot Onyx concept car created a while back. The new creation was released in May 2015, it features a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio just like the Koenigsegg One:1 hypercar. Underneath it is a turbocharged V6 producing 875 hp allowing it to sprint from naught to 100 km/h in just 1.7 seconds. The car is available for download on GT6 at a cost of 1 million credits.
9. Volkswagen GTI Roadster and Supersport Vision Gran Turismo
VW came up with two cars for the Vision GT series – the GTI Roadster Vision GT and GTI Supersport Vision GT. As the names suggest, one is a coupe while the other is a roadster. The Roadster was revealed first in May 2014 and later as a full scale model at the Wörthersee GTI Meeting that same month.
The Supersport variant is a hardtop variant of the GTI Roadster Vision GT. Both cars are powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine producing 503 hp and 491 lb-ft of torque. They are available for download on GT6 at a cost of 1 million credits.
8. Alpine Vision Gran Turismo
Alpine teamed up with Polyphony Digital to create a rather unique project for the Vision GT series reflecting both the game and the spirit of Alpine. The Alpine Vision GT is a futuristic single seater racecar with beautifully shaped LEDs on the tail lights. It’s powered by a 4.5-litre V8 engine delivering a total of 450 hp at 6500 rpm and 580 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm.
With a weight of just 900 kg, the Alpine Vision GT can achieve a top speed of 320 km/h. It has a race mode update that increases the power to 465hp. The car costs 1 million credits.
7. Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo
General Motors went balls out with the Vision GT challenge creating a futuristic car dubbed the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT. Unlike other Vision GT cars which are somewhat powered by actual powertrains, the Chaparral 2X Vision GT uses a laser powered energy system to create propulsion. The system is capable of producing 900hp and a 0-100 km/h time of 1.5 seconds.
The project was conceived through a partnership between General Motors and Chaparral Cars, it was shown as a full scale model at the LA Auto Show 2014. The car will cost players 1 million credits.
6. Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo
Revealed a day after the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision GT, the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT previews some of the features of the next generation Nissan GT-R sportscar. It was conceived by a group young designers at the Nissan Design Europe in London and later showcased as a full scale model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014. It’s drivetrain information was not immediately available.
5. Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo
The Hyundai N 2025 Vision GT is one of the most spectacular cars released in the Vision GT series. The Korean company used this vehicle to debut their high-performance sub-brand named “N”. The car itself is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system with a total power output of 871 hp – 670hp from the dual fuel cell stacks and 201 hp from the super capacitor. It was revealed as a full scale model at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015.
4. Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo
In June 2014 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Aston Martin revealed their Vision GT car dubbed the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision GT. It’s powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine producing 800hp. Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of Gran Turismo said he was lost for words when he saw the DP-100 Vision GT car due to its perfection. The car was availed for download on GT6 the following month.
3. SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo
This is one of the most insane creations yet in the Vision GT series. The SRT Tomahawk Vision GT is offered in three variants – Tomahawk S, Tomahawk GTS-R, and Tomahawk X. All versions are powered by a 7.0 liter V10 engine. Tomahawk S has a total power output of 1,007 hp, Tomahawk GTS-R gets extra power with an output of 1,449 hp while the range topping Tomahawk X gets 2,590 hp and a top speed of 650 km/h. All variants will cost players 1 million credits.
2. Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
The Bugatti Vision GT was revealed in August 2015 and later as a real life racer at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car previews some of the designs of the upcoming Bugatti Chiron – the Veyron successor – which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. As for the Vision GT car, a W16 engine was fitted under the hood with Bugatti claiming it can hit 400 km/h at the virtual Le Mans track.
1. Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo
The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision GT was the first car to be released in the Vision GT series. It was revealed in November 2013 and later as a full scale model at the LA Auto Show 2013. Since then, the car has been showcased across various motoring events including Monterey Car Week. It’s powered by an AMG V8 engine producing 585hp and 800 Nm of torque.
A racing variant was also added to the game, it weighs 85 kilos less than the normal AMG Vision GT with power increased to 591hp. The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision GT and Vision GT Racing Series will cost 1 million and 2 million credits respectively on GT6.
Other Vision GT cars
Let’s have a look at some of the other cars worth mentioning from the Vision GT series. First up is the Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo. The car is a modern reincarnation of the Le Mans winning Mazda 787B that won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The BMW Vision Gran Turismo was the second car to be released in the Vision GT series. It weighs just 1,180 kg and has a power output of 541 hp.
Other cars from the Vision GT challenge include the Subaru VIZIV GT Vision GT, Infiniti Concept Vision GT, Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo, Lexus LF-LC GT Vision GT and Toyota FT-1 Vision GT.