Alpine unveils Vision Gran Turismo concept for GT6 racing game
Joining the league of major carmakers in developing virtual and downloadable assets for the GT6 racing game franchise, Renault’s Alpine has unveiled the latest concept for the Vision Gran Turismo Concept. Inspired by the single seater barchettas of the past, the alpine vision GT concept fuses advanced engineering with heritage racing style of the brand. The exterior of the car features clean and sleek lines with the front section inspired by the A110 while the rear end reminiscent of the A210 and A220 features vertical fins. The roll cage of the concept car is integrated with carbon monocoque whereas the design of the rims is open to reveal the impressive brake callipers, painted in orange or blue.
Alpine has also built a full-scale model of the car that is on display at the Festival Automobile International in Paris and will be there up to February 1st, 2015. The prototype at the event is equipped with a 450-horsepower V8 engine that offers torque of 580Nm at 2,000 rpm. Weighing under 2000 pounds, the car will be showcased at the 2015 Rétromobile Show at the Porte de Versailles, Paris from February 4-9, right in the time for Alpine’s 60th anniversary celebrations. Interested gamers will be able to download the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo virtual race car free of charge in Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation3 from March 2015.