BMW Vision Gran Turismo; a virtual concept for PS game

BMW has revealed a new Vision Gran Turismo concept, created specifically for the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 Sony PlayStation game. The car looks to be a more dramatic version of the new i8.

BMW Vision Gran Turismo concept

Isn’t it interesting that a company would create a bespoke virtual car exclusively for a computer game? Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice president of BMW, says,

“Gran Turismo and BMW share a genetic passion for cars – both modern and classic. I’ve followed this racing game franchise from its beginnings and am extremely excited about the increased visual realism of Gran Turismo 6 and its incredibly authentic driving experience.”

The concept blends a dynamic sports coupe layout with a level of “unmistakable” racing genes. Specific details on the engine haven’t been mentioned, however, BMW says the car was created without any constraints, with the design freedom inherent of a virtual car.

The concept, like many others that will be available in Gran Tursimo 6, will be accessible as ‘downloadable content’. Alfa Romeo and Volkswagen will also offer a Vision Gran Turismo concept in the game.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.