Chevrolet unveils Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at LA Auto Show
Chevrolet has unveiled the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car at Los Angeles Auto Show. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of PlayStation racing game Gran Turismo 6, the concept car has been created as a part of Vision Gran Turismo project. Combining elements of future and the past, the concept car is inspired from innovative race cars of Texas-based Chaparral Racing, one of Chevrolet’s historic automotive partners. Created at General Motor’s Hollywood Advanced Design studio in California, Jim Hall, Chaparral founder was also involved in the design making process of the car. It took about a year developing the car while the physical model was assembled in just three months.
Gamers will be able to race the Chaparral 2X VGT this holiday season by downloading an online update for Gran Turismo 6. Portraying an audacious and ambitious vision, the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept uses an advanced laser-based propulsion system. The 671-kW laser works with a pack of lithium-ion batteries and an air-powered generator to make up to 900 brake horsepower of thrust. The Chaparral 2X VGT concept car is capable of reaching a top speed of 240 miles per hour in the video game and can touch 0-60 in just 1.5 seconds. The car features lightweight chassis components that reduces the weight of the vehicle, thus offering the car remarkable cornering grip with a relatively small footprint.
There are other manufacturers too who have created concept race cars for the Vision Gran Turismo project. However, Chevrolet is one of the few that have taken one step further to transform it to a physical concept car from the digital world. The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car is on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show till November 30, 2014.