The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT concept explores the technologies of a distant future and has been specially designed for the PS3 Gran Tourismo 6 racing game.
After Mercedes, Nissan and Subaru came out with their versions of jaw dropping Gran Tourismo 6 concepts, it is now Chevrolet that has revealed the new Chaparral 2X Vision GT concept that has been specially designed for the racing game and was unveiled at the Los Angeles (LA) Auto Show earlier today. A ground breaking design, the concept is as far as you can see into the future of motorsports with power coming from the laser beamed energy propulsion system, all of which is virtual of course.
In terms of power, the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT concept uses a completely futuristic powerplant that belts out 671 kW of power or 900 HP and is paired to lithium-ion batteries and an air-powered generator. With all that power on tap and and a really smooth digital tarmac, the concept is capable of achieving the 0-100 km/hr sprint in just 1.5 seconds, while the top speed of 386 km/hr is achievable. Once again, all of this is digital.
Explaining the futuristic technology on the 2X Vision GT, Chevrolet states that the concept propulsion technology takes inspiration from the advanced works of travel and future aircraft design. The concept features a mid-mounted laser beamed-energy propulsion system, which pulses beams of light that focus in a shroud and create shock waves generating tremendous thrust on the super lightweight race car. Another interesting part on the concept is the driver position with the cabin literally designed around the driver including the propulsion and suspension systems. The concept needs the driver lying down at the front of the cabin with their legs and arms spread towards the wheels.
The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT takes inspiration from the Chaparral Racing and Chevrolet partnership that dates back to almost 45 years ago. As the American auto giant says, the concept is an ambitious vision that showcase Chevrolet’s engineering and design systems are exploring the technologies of tomorrow. The concept also regarded as an ode to a unique partnership that pioneered technologies that are used today on the track and the streets.