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Lexus LF-LC GT and Renault Alpine Vision GT headed for Gran Turismo 6

Feast your eyes on the Lexus LF-LC GT and the Renault Alpine Vision GT, two concept cars you will be able to download and drive like a nutter in Gran Turismo 6.

The Lexus LF-LC is a GT race car loosely based on the LF-LC coupe concept seen back at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show. We say loosely because this track-hugging monster has been designed with the Nurburgring 24 hour race and Super GT in mind.

Sadly the car is digital only and will be available as part of a free update to the game, but Lexus has been trying to conquer the real world of racing with its RC F GT500 in the Super GT 500 class, in which it nearly came out on top last year.

Lexus has said it plans to enter the RC F GT3 in the GT3 category, which means even more of a chance to see what a souped-up Lexus can do when at the hands of a professional and not someone at home sat in their underpants.

The Renault Alpine Vision GT, meanwhile, is part of a celebration of the French manufacturer’s 60th birthday. Beneath the crazy looks lies a 450hp engine capable of producing 580Nm of torque from a mere 2,000rpm. Just needs a windscreen and it’s good to go, presumably.

Renault says it is exploring the possibility of making the Alpine Vision GT a reality, which explains why it went to all the trouble of building a full-scale model. Until then, we will just have to take it for a digital spin when Gran Turismo 6 comes out on PlayStation 3 in the spring of 2015.

A number of manufacturers have used Gran Turismo 5 for revealing concept cars, including Toyota and its FT-1. The trend is most certainly going to continue in the latest installment of the racing game series, which started on the original PlayStation.

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Lexus LF-LC GT and Renault Alpine Vision GT pictures

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