McLaren Ultimate Vision confirmed for Gran Turismo Sport
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An extreme McLaren GT racing car has been confirmed for gamers in the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport game, which will be available from October 17 on Play Station 4.
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.
While it isn't a prototype for any future McLaren model, the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo does showcase the kind of car that McLaren could produce beyond 2030.
Nonetheless, the body and chassis of the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is said to be build entirely of carbon fibre to deliver a virtual weight of 1,000kg.
The McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo also features centrally mounted carbon-ceramic disc brakes to reduce unsprung mass and active aerodynamic technology for planted handling.
Power comes from a hybrid drivetrain. A twin-turbo, 4.0-litre McLaren V8 engine drives the rear wheels, while high output electric motors are housed in each of the front wheel ‘pods.’ Together, they will produce 1,150 PS of powe , with 1,275 NM of torque available instantly from launch, thanks to the electric propulsion and all-wheel traction.
Players will be able to choose the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo in three liveries: Performance, Ulterior and Noir.
"We wanted to break new ground and to innovate and the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo does exactly that," said Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive.
"From the game player’s point of view, the driving experience in this car will be like nothing else: the amazing glass cockpit and the motorcycle-like driving position – with your head far forward, almost right above the front axle – combine to allow you to see exactly where the apex of the corner is so you can shave vital milliseconds off each lap."
"More than anything though, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a stunning looking car. The design form communicates exactly what the car’s mission is and what its intentions are: it’s the ultimate expression of the McLaren design pillars and principles we have already established, futured into the 2030s.”
The McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo will join real-life McLaren models such as the McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S GT3 when Gran Turismo Sport is released on October 17.