This is the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé, a futuristic electric sports car that Jaguar has just designed for Gran Turismo Sport. [credit: Jaguar ]
The Vision GT project, where real car companies design futuristic concept cars just for Gran Turismo, started in 2013 with Gran Turismo 6. The fact that, six years later, real car companies are still taking time to work on these one-offs is a testament to the impact of the PlayStation driving game. Jaguar is the latest to join the fray; it kindly sent out a bunch of images of a car it's calling the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé.
"This was the dream project for a car designer, creating a futuristic sports car for Gran Turismo means our designs and ideas could be truly limitless. It has to excite future generations and most importantly, look and feel unmistakably Jaguar," said Oliver Cattell-Ford, Exterior Designer at Jaguar Advanced Design. The Vision GT Coupé draws inspiration from some of its legendary racers of old: there's some Le Mans-winning C-Type in the front fenders, while the profile harks back to the the long-nose D-Type. Meanwhile, the lightweight E-Type was on the mood board for the Vision GT Coupé's pared-back cockpit.
Chris Shaw, who led the interior design team, had this to say: