Gran Turismo Sport showcases McLaren’s visionary GT car in 2030
McLaren Automotive envisions its future with the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo car in the PlayStation 4 video game Gran Turismo Sport, which will be available starting October 17.
The McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo was designed in response to a call from game creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, for vehicle manufacturers to design ‘visionary GT cars’ to compete in Gran Turismo Sport, which showcases the kind of car that McLaren could produce beyond 2030.
The design form – every single line and detail — of the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo has a purpose. Just like McLaren’s road cars, the teardrop cabin and extensive glazing ensure exceptional visibility. And being single-minded in putting the driver first, meant an innovative approach to seating – the driver is positioned not just forward and centrally in the chassis, but lying on their front, with the rest of the car ‘shrink wrapped’ around them.
This video game-racer is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0 liter McLaren V8 engine, and has a rear-wheel-drive system. It has a maximum power of 150 PS, with 1,275 NM of torque available instantly from launch, which made possible by the electric propulsion and all-wheel traction.
It also features a 2200-pound curb weight, a carbon fiber body with active air inlets called the Integrated Active Aero, which are strategically placed. Carbon-ceramic brakes are also mounted inboard to reduce the unsprung weight.
Capturing the essence of the spine-tingling sound experienced when driving a McLaren at full throttle was a critical part of the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo brief and as such, the exhaust system and hybrid drive work together to generate a unique thrill for the ears, even in the cabin.
The Gran Turismo Sport is now available for pre-oder, both for download and disc, at the Sony PlayStation’s website. Gran Turismo Sport gives players the opportunity to choose their preferred car from a range of production and concept vehicles and compete at one of 17 locations, including the Nürburgring 24-Hour circuit, Brands Hatch and other world-class circuits.