Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has officially unveiled the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo.
Following this morning's teaser, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has officially unveiled the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo.
Created exclusively for Gran Turismo 6, the SRT Tomahawk was born out of an internal design competition that challenged designers to create a futuristic interpretation of a high-performance Dodge for 2035. The winning proposal was created by Paul Hoste, who then worked with SRT engineers to optimize the "hard points and performance numbers of his design for function and aerodynamics."
The end result is a stylish hypercar that features LED headlights, a hood scoop and ultra-lightweight graphene skins that cover the cockpit and engine cover. The model also has an aggressive rear end with a massive diffuser and a five-tailpipe exhaust system. More notably, the car has active aerodynamic body panels that are "constantly moving, via pneumatic assist, to create the optimal amount of aerodynamic downforce for braking assist and traction under acceleration."
While the car is just a flight of fancy, SRT developed three different versions for the game. The entry-level SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo S has a 7.0-liter V10 which produces 792 bhp (590 kW). It is backed up by pneumatically driven front wheels which contribute an additional 215 bhp (160 kW) to bring the total output up to 1,007 bhp (750 kW). The model also weighs 2,026 lbs (918 kg) and has a top speed in excess of 250 mph (402 km/h).
The racing variant is called the GTS-R and it features a 1,137 bhp (847 kW) V10 engine and pneumatically driven front wheels that contribute an additional 313 hp (233 kW). This puts the combined maximum output at 1,450 bhp (1081 kW) which is enough to enable the 1,459 lbs (661 kg) race car to hit a top speed in excess of 300 mph (482 km/h).
Last but not least, the Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo X has "experimental technology" which enables it to produce 2,590 bhp (1,931 kW) and hit a top speed of 404 mph (650 km/h). FCA says because of the "extreme performance of the X version, the driver is required to wear a G-suit for protection."
Check out the press release for additional information