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Aston Martin gets virtual with 800-hp DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo

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Aston Martin reveals its Vision Gran Turismo
Aston Martin reveals its Vision Gran Turismo
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The Aston Martin Design Prototype 100, Vision Gran Turismo
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The Aston Martin Design Prototype 100, Vision Gran Turismo
Aston Martin spent six months designing its new virtual GT racer
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Aston Martin spent six months designing its new virtual GT racer
The DP-100 has a wide, low body that's ready to eat up virtual race tracks
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The DP-100 has a wide, low body that's ready to eat up virtual race tracks
Aston Martin has equipped the DP-100 with active aerodynamics
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Aston Martin has equipped the DP-100 with active aerodynamics
Aston revealed the DP-100 design at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Aston revealed the DP-100 design at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
The DP-100 will be available for Gran Turismo 6 in July
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The DP-100 will be available for Gran Turismo 6 in July
The DP-100 isn't destined for production, but Aston suggests it might influence future cars
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The DP-100 isn't destined for production, but Aston suggests it might influence future cars
The DP-100 experiments with a mid-engined layout
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The DP-100 experiments with a mid-engined layout
Aston's DP-100 joins other Vision Gran Turismo designs from Mercedes, Nissan and others
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Aston's DP-100 joins other Vision Gran Turismo designs from Mercedes, Nissan and others
The Aston Vision Gran Turismo project was led by design director Marek Reichman
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The Aston Vision Gran Turismo project was led by design director Marek Reichman
The Design Prototype 100 VGT has an 800-bhp twin-turbo V12
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The Design Prototype 100 VGT has an 800-bhp twin-turbo V12
The Aston Martin Design Prototype 100, Vision Gran Turismo
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The Aston Martin Design Prototype 100, Vision Gran Turismo
The Design Prototype 100 VGT has an 800-bhp twin-turbo V12
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The Design Prototype 100 VGT has an 800-bhp twin-turbo V12
Aston Martin reveals its Vision Gran Turismo
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Aston Martin reveals its Vision Gran Turismo
Aston Martin reveals its Vision Gran Turismo
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Aston Martin reveals its Vision Gran Turismo
The stable of virtual DP-100 racers will be opened in July 2014
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The stable of virtual DP-100 racers will be opened in July 2014
The stable of virtual DP-100 racers will be opened in July 2014
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The stable of virtual DP-100 racers will be opened in July 2014

After recent reveals by Volkswagen and Nissan, Aston Martin has shown the world what it has to say about Gran Turismo 6. The DP-100 Vision Gran Turimso hits the virtual racetrack with 800 hp worth of mid-engined fury and an intriguing, futuristic look.

Under the guidance of design director Marek Reichman, Aston shook its creativity loose and penned a downright menacing track car with distinctive features all over a wide body that stands only slightly higher than a vacuum cleaner. Points of visual emphasis include the headlights tucked back in the raised fenders, a shovel-like front spoiler, a huge rear diffuser and LED rear light blades framed by the rear spoiler.

Aston Martin began the design process six months ago and used the same sketching and 3D modeling techniques that it uses for its sports cars. The video game car's design doesn't just have a furiously fast look but also carefully honed suspension settings and active aerodynamics designed to boost its in-game performance. The car is powered by an 800-bhp twin-turbo V12 engine that breaks away from Aston's history by finding a home amidships.

The Design Prototype 100 VGT has an 800-bhp twin-turbo V12
The Design Prototype 100 VGT has an 800-bhp twin-turbo V12

The DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo will be available for use in the GT6 PlayStation3 game in July. Back in the physical world, the car itself isn't likely to make an appearance on the track, but some of its design elements may show up down the road.

"As with the CC100 Speedster Concept, many of the design cues visible in DP-100, such as the light blade rear lamps, could also feed through into future sports cars that we’ll launch in the offline world so the importance of this project should not be underestimated," said Reichman.

You can learn more about the design process in the video clip below.

Source: Aston Martin

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo - Launch

1 comment
owlbeyou
Way freaking cool! The design is fresh and menacing. This refined beast may set Aston M into a new chapter.