The Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo has been introduced today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, ahead of next month’s virtual debut in Gran Turismo 6.
Following a teaser, the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo has been introduced today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, ahead of next month’s virtual debut in Gran Turismo 6.
Design Prototype 100 represents Aston Martin's virtual offering for Gran Turismo 6 and was developed in-house over the course of six months. Some have criticized AM for not making any significant changes to its designs but they can't say the same thing about the DP-100 which represents a considerable departure from the familiar look.
It's more than just a styling exercise as design director Marek Reichman says some of the visual cues "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." Despite the radical styling, some One-77 and CC100 influences can be seen but these have been adapted for the Gran Turismo world.
The DP-100 is envisioned as a mid-engined supercar equipped with a V12 twin-turbo engine delivering 800 bhp (597 kW) to the 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in Michelin tires. Its creators say the virtual concept manages to offer "an exceptional level of detail with a fully functioning suspension system and state-of-the-art electronics" along with "active aerodynamics" which supports the car's function within the game.
The Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo will be available as a free download in Gran Turismo 6 starting next month.