The 911 manufacturer has only been part of the Gran Turismo video game since 2017, but until now, the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen-based brand had never been involved in the development of a virtual concept. Now it’s done so with the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo, an all-electric concept study… and entirely gorgeous!
The sports car will make its electronic debut next March, when Japanese studio Polyphony Digital Inc. launches the seventh edition of the game known for its realistic visuals. Gran Turismo 7 will actually launch on March 4, 2022 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 platforms.
“A vehicle designed solely for the virtual space gives us exciting leeway, where the usual design process for a production vehicle is highly regulated,” says Michael Mauer, Head of Porsche Style. “Projects like the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo are particularly useful for us in the creative process. Developing the Porsche design DNA and exchanging with designers from other sectors is an important part of our work.”
Although this achievement is reserved for the video game world, it recognizes some of the brand’s vehicle proportions such as that very low hood or the four-stripe LED light clusters, bulging fenders and a curvy silhouette. At the rear, the single center marker light is reminiscent of the recent Taycan and 911, while the huge diffuser and roof shape is also indicative of the brand’s sporty heritage.
The interior is not left out with a sleek dashboard, the transparent information screen behind this square steering wheel that floats over this structure made of a compound of carbon fiber and titanium where some circular controls have been added. Note also the very low seating of this race car for the screen.
Of course, this concept study is unlikely to be approved for production, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see some of the styling details on future models from the brand.