Porsche’s Vision Gran Turismo Is Ready To Tear Up Virtual Tracks

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Photo credit: Porsche
Photo credit: Porsche
  • Porsche has finally joined the Vision Gran Turismo program, which first launched in 2013 for Gran Turismo 6.

  • The Porsche Vision Gran Turismo is an electric supercar with wide fenders and a beefy rear diffuser.

  • Porsche’s creation will be available to drive in Gran Turismo 7, which comes out March 4, 2022.

When Gran Turismo 6 debuted back in 2013, development studio Polyphony Digital launched Vision Gran Turismo, a program that saw real-world automakers design fantastical concept vehicles that would only ever exist in the virtual world the video game. Many brands got involved, from Mercedes-Benz to Lamborghini to Mazda, but one major hold-out was Porsche. Now Porsche entered the ring, revealing its own Vision Gran Turismo, a low-slung supercar that will appear in Gran Turismo 7 when it’s released on March 4, 2022.

Photo credit: Porsche
Photo credit: Porsche

The Porsche Vision Gran Turismo is fully electric, the German brand says, but it takes on mid-engined sports car proportions. The concept has an extremely wide track, with the fenders rising from the low-set hood up and over the wheels. There are rectangular headlights with air intakes integrated around them, which Porsche says references the Taycan, and the rear end features the thin light strip now ubiquitous on Porsches. A massive diffuser sits underneath illuminated “Porsche” branding, while an aggressive splitter extends from the front bumper.

Inside, there is a curved hologram display and a low-seating position. Porsche says the concept car’s interior is made (at least in the digital world) from entirely vegan materials. This is Porsche’s first time designing a concept that solely exists in a video game, and while the Vision Gran Turismo will never actually hit the road, anyone can get behind the wheel of Porsche’s latest sports car when Gran Turismo 7 hits the shelves next year, provided you have a Playstation 4 or 5.

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