Originally released in Gran Turismo 6 on December 17, 2014
Infiniti is a premium brand that entered the market in 1989. Known for its category-defining designs (like the original INFINITI G sedan, G Coupé, and FX cars) that both then and today (as INFINITI Q50, Q60, and QX70) embody uncompromised integration of performance engineering and design.
The INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo is a project that started as an ambitious global competition to 'design a pure INFINITI GT car', and the winning design was born from the inspiration of INFINITI Design Beijing. Part beautiful and part beast, its shape is powerful, sensual, and ambitious; a mix of track machine and the dream of our Chinese designer to create a seductive racing language for INFINITI.
Part artistry and part science, the process of developing the design for the INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo started with hand sketching refined in the digital world, refined again by hand sculpting and then returned to the digital world for final refinement. One designer stated that his vision and inspiration was to capture the rise of the young generation and the romantic and sensational Asian creativity, which established itself by constantly breaking new ground. This desire to break new ground includes the dream to take this GT to a real race one day.
Needless to say, this project went beyond a mere study of styling and involved thorough examination of aerodynamic and engine performance. The front mid-ship / trans-axle powertrain is a combination of 4.5L V8 N/A engine and 1 motor. In a low-speed area, the motor delivers overwhelming torque to the ferocious beast, and in a high-speed area, the V8 N/A engine delivers immense power with a sensual exhaust note as though its top speed is unlimited. The trans-axle layout brings the finely distributed 45:55 front/rear mass balance that fills users with the joy of driving by actively drifting the rear. Young engineers with great driving skills drove many laps for virtual tests to refine the dynamic characteristics. As for aerodynamics, the under-floor airflow control, front and back diffusers, and uniquely-shaped rear spoiler enable this car to demonstrate high performance without compromising the impact of the body design.
The “INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo” has been released on "Gran Turismo 6", available exclusively on PlayStation®3. Infiniti has continued to break new ground in design since the brand was first...