Aston Martin is unveiling a new addition to the PlayStation 3 racing game Gran Turismo 6 in the shape of the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo.
Developed in-house by the Design team at Aston Martin, led by Design Director Marek Reichman, the Aston Martin DP-100 is a new, virtual-only GT racer that will be available for Gran Turismo 6 owners to download in July 2014, following the global launch at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Aston Martin DP-100 specificationsStarting with nothing but the traditional ‘blank sheet of paper’ the design team and design engineers worked for six months to create the new addition to the Vision Gran Turismo stable of race cars. Pushing the boundaries of what an Aston Martin could be, DP-100 was not only created to be beautiful but also boasts a high degree of engineering integrity.
The Aston Martin DP-100 is a twin-turbo V12 mid-engined racer offers up to 600 kW of theoretical power.
Design Director Marek Reichman said: “Aston Martin DP-100 has been an exciting and intensive project for the team here at Gaydon. “Features such as the car’s revolutionary ‘active aerodynamics’ are there not just as a way of enhancing form, but also to support the car’s function in-game.
“As with the CC100 Speedster Concept, many of the design cues visible in the Aston Martin DP-100, such as the light blade rear lamps, 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.”
Creator of Gran TurismoKazunori Yamauchi, the creator of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc, enthused: “When I first came face to face with this car at the Aston Martin Headquarters in Gaydon, UK, I was at a loss for words seeing the level of perfection in its design. I was surprised by the bold proposal of the car being the first midship layout model in Aston Martin history. And while it is clean and classy in design, it is also very emotional. Not only that, there was this future Aston Martin in front of me, that was so detailed it could be released on the market pretty much as is.”
This Aston Martin DP-100 is just one of the many virtual race cars created specifically for Gran Turismo. Recently a few manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and created their own. Check out the virtual racers from BMW, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi.