Subaru revs up TV screens with Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo
The grand parade of Vision Gran Turismos continues. Subaru took the cloth off a Vision Gran Turismo design based on the VIZIV 2 concept it showed earlier this year, hanging a dramatic body kit on an already eye-catching concept car. The car packs the most aggressive styling and specs in Subaru's history, including 591 hp of turbo hybrid power.
Showing no sign of fear in the face of redundancy, Subaru calls its video game car the VIZIV GT Vision Gran Turismo. We'll stick with VIZIV GT. The automaker envisions the car as the ultimate sports car in its Vision for Innovation (VIZIV) concept line, which includes the VIZIV conceptfrom the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and the VIZIV 2 from the 2014 Geneva show.
Starting with the design ethic of the 2014 VIZIV 2, Subaru added bulging, solid shapes, aiming for a design that looks carved from a single block of metal. The blistered fenders, scalped roof line, stretched rear wing and rugged rear diffuser give it the look of a powerful track demon that's ready to devour the air in front of its face before excreting it milliseconds later.
The VIZIV GT draws power from a combination of Subaru's classic horizontally opposed 2.0-liter turbo, backed up with a single high-power motor in front and a pair in back. All told, the power plants combine for 591 hp and 593 lb-ft of torque. The outputs of the drive units can be controlled separately, ramping up torque vectoring for sharpened cornering.
We haven't seen a mock-up of the VIZIV GT at Subaru's corner of the LA Auto Show, so it looks like the car debuts in the virtual world only. It will become available for use in Gran Turismo 6 as part of update 1.14. Take a look at its every exaggerated corner and carve in our gallery.
Source: Gran Turismo