After the unveiling of the Mission R in early September at the IAA 2021 in Munich, Porsche is presenting another spectacular concept. The Vision Gran Turismo is the latest virtual racing car for video games and will be available with the launch of GT7 on March 4, 2022 on PlayStation 4 and 5. For the first time, the peeps of Zuffenhausen have teamed up with Polyphony Digital to create a vehicle that will only exist in your game console.
The mid-engined silhouette hints at a big combustion engine behind the rear seats, but in reality, the Vision Gran Turismo is purely electric. You won’t find any doors on the Concept Race Car since access to the cabin is through the huge canopy up front. Porsche’s now traditional four-point LED headlights feature a new look and have been mounted lower on the front fairing.
Speaking of the front, the splitter has active aero elements that move independently based on vehicle speed for better airflow. At the rear, the spoiler also changes configuration to generate additional downforce and keep the electric racing car glued to the road. Since we are at the back of the electric vehicle, the wide LED light strip is clearly derived from the Taycan to link fact and fiction.
Inside the cabin, the driver-focused cockpit includes most of the controls on the Alcantara-wrapped yoke-shaped steering wheel. Only vegan materials have been used throughout the interior, as Porsche is one of the many car manufacturers promoting sustainability. Rather than having a conventional instrument cluster, the Vision Gran Turismo uses a hologram screen that appears to “float” above the flat-topped steering wheel.
The seats have been mounted directly on the monocoque for better torsional rigidity and the crankset is adjustable. There is also a heavy dose of carbon fiber and stripped door cards to reduce even more weight. You know it’s a real racing car when there’s a fire extinguisher mounted in the passenger floor while the double bubble roof creates enough space inside for helmets.
Porsche remains shy about details regarding the technical specifications, but with the game’s release in a few months, we won’t have to wait any longer to find out how the Vision Gran Turismo was imagined under its sleek body.