While Porsche has been featured in many racing games, it does not have a Vision Gran Turismo designed for Sony Interactive Entertainment’s flagship racing video game, Gran Turismo.
I know right. Considering that almost every big automaker, from Lamborghini to Nissan to even Hyundai had a Vision GT designed with Polyphony Digital for the game, it really comes as a surprise that Porsche does not have one.
Well, but that changes on December 6th when the sports car maker revealed the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo. Billed as the virtual racing car of the future, Porsche Vision Gran Turismo marks the first time Porsche has developed a vehicle purely for the virtual world and it will be featured in Gran Turismo 7, which will be released on March 4, 2022, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
And do you know what’s wonderful about creating a car for Gran Turismo? Well, unlike concept cars, it has specifications! An 820 kW/1,100 HP (or 950 kW/1,274 HP with overboost and launch control) electric drivetrain drives all four wheels, empowering the virtual race car a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in mere 2.1 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).
The electric drive is paired to an 87 kWh battery which offers a range of 311 miles (500 km). Bonkers numbers and one which you can safely push to its limit in the upcoming real driving simulator.
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