Another Vision Gran Turismo virtual car to put through its paces in digital fashion.
Aston Martin is giving the video game concept car a bash. The Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo took six months to develop by the car manufacturer’s in-house design team, which is led by design director Marek Reichman.
The Aston Martin DP-100 (short for Design Prototype) should give most cars in the Gran Turismo 6 garage a run for their money. It has an 800hp V12 engine and is about as flat as a pancake, making it capable of passing through the air with little resistance. Downforce should be plentiful if the size of the wheelarches are anything to go by.
Aston Martin built the virtual car using the same techniques reserved for its actual cars, down to hand-drawn sketches and 3D modelling. The DP-100 even has a fully-functioning suspension system and a number of recognisable influences from Aston Martin’s One-77 supercar.
Marek Reichman commented: “Features such as the car’s revolutionary ‘active aerodynamics’ are there not just as a way of enhancing form, but also to support the car’s function in-game.
“As with the CC100 Speedster Concept, many of the design cues visible in DP-100, such as the light blade rear lamps, could also feed through into future sports cars that we’ll launch in the offline world so the importance of this project should not be underestimated.”
Aston Martin’s DP-100 will be available within Gran Turismo 6 in July after its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 26th.
This is far from being the first Vision Gran Turismo car. Mercedes-Benz gave us the Vision Gran Turismo, which has 591hp and a 0 to 62mph time of 3.7 seconds. There was also the Red Bull X2014, a strange concoction of Formula One and Le Mans design.
Toyota’s FT-1 actually relied on Gran Turismo 6 to get a concept approved. Suddenly moulding a car out of clay seems dated.
Yay or nay? We would happily help Aston Martin test out a real-life version of the DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo. Just let us know when and where.