The association between Nissan and the Gran Tourismo video game franchise dates back to years. The video game most recently completed its 15th year and to celebrate the anniversary, Nissan along with other several design studios was asked to come up with a completely new concept using the theme ‘Vision Gran Tourismo’. Keeping up with the theme, Nissan has revealed its latest iteration to join the Gran Tourismo line-up with the concept 2020 Vision Gran Tourismo.
The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Tourismo was created at Nissan Design Europe and will be available for download in the Gran Tourismo 6 driving game, scheduled to launch in July. However, the 2+2 sports car concept is not just limited to being for the game, but rather gives hints as to how the performance car of the future might look like from the company a.k.a the next generation Godzilla, officially known as the GT-R.
The Concept 2020 shares quite some details with the GT-R. The headlamps are reminiscent of the GT-R’s wraparound lights, while the protruding tail lights on the concept carry the trademark look from the GT-R. The GT-R familiar design cues also extend to the silhouette of the concept as well, especially at the A-pillar. The concept also gets some styling elements from the Le Mans prototype. The company had stated earlier that the next generation GT-R and the LMP1 racer are closely linked, explaining the design influences on the concept.
With the next generation Nissan GT-R (R36) to be introduced for the 2016 model year, the Gran Tourismo video game would be a good point to entice fans with the next generation model. Apart from Nissan’s Concept 2020 Vision Gran Tourismo, Mercedes’ AMG Vision Gran Tourismo and Toyota’s FT-1 concept are also available to drive in the Gran Tourismo 6 on playstation. By the looks of it, the next generation GT-R is certainly going the Mega Godzilla way.
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