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Old 06-16-2014, 01:08 PM   #1
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Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo





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Yes, yes, the Vision Gran Turismo project — concept cars crafted by designers from more than a dozen automakers expressly for Sony's Gran Turismo 6 — has been successful in both drawing attention to the game and pushing the boundaries of creativity. We've already seen some breathtaking designs (the Toyota FT-1, the Mercedes AMG Vision GT), and a few have braved the auto-show circut, but it's all been a bit weightless, without much of a tangible link to the real world.

Leave it to Nissan, the company that has more cars enlisted in Gran Turismo's virtual world than any other, to take the logical and welcome next step by actually using its Vision Gran Turismo car — shown here undisguised for the first time — to hint at a future production model, namely the next generation of GT-R. Godzilla's getting some style.

Like Toyota and Mercedes, Nissan has built a real-life version of the car it calls the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo it unveiled today for Gran Turismo 6 racers, who will be able to download the car next month. Unlike every other automaker so far, Nissan has used the GT concept to reveal strong hints about where a production car will go — hence the 2020 reference in the name.

While the sharply angular metalwork and squished cockpit of the Gran Turismo concept certainly look like flights of designer fancy, they disguise several lines borrowed from the upcoming GT-R makeover. There's touches from some of Nissan's more recent production-intent concepts like the Sport Sedan it showed in Detroit that was a lightly altered version of the new Maxima

And while the Toyota and Mercedes mock-ups were mostly styling exercises, according to a Nissan source the Gran Turismo concept was designed as a real performance machine; note the diffusers on the rear bumper, a racing touch that a studio-only car would dispense with. Nissan didn't reveal the live version today, but hinted that it would do so soon. Power and engine design haven't been revealed yet, but it's safe to assume that any concept seeking to further the GT-R name keeps the turbocharged/all-wheel-drive combination that's made it a Nurburgring champion.

The GT-R is legendary but limited; it's long had the performance to punch with the Porsches, Ferraris and Lamborghinis of the world, but not the style to impress far beyond the gearhead world. The GT-R Gran Turismo concept announces that Nissan plans to up Godzilla's game at every level.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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Hope they can pare 500 lbs off
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:32 PM   #3
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I think that looks pretty awesome. It would make a very cool Japanese super car.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:42 PM   #4
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New Godzilla! If they succeed in giving him a diet, it will only be that much cooler.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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Why does it need a diet. The r35 is a beast all around. The designer actually said he wanted to prove that weight is over rated and he did just that. Watch the hour long documentary on the r35 a lot of great info.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #6
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Why does it need a diet. The r35 is a beast all around. The designer actually said he wanted to prove that weight is over rated and he did just that. Watch the hour long documentary on the r35 a lot of great info.
Weight is holding it back. It manages its numbers despite its weight, not because of it.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:32 PM   #7
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Weight is holding it back. It manages its numbers despite its weight, not because of it.
Exactly.

Weight negatively affects so many aspects of driving. I'm not saying that AWD, big motor and turbos, big brakes, etc don't increase performance more than they hinder it, but weight from other things that don't add performance are certainly not helping the case.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:00 PM   #8
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That car is hideous - so much fail in the looks.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:10 PM   #9
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THank Goodness somebody but me thinks so.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:27 PM   #10
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I'm pretty sure if the car was 2800lb Nissan would be using a tt v6.

Watch the documentary and you can better understand what the purpose of the basic design was. Of course less weight is better but the r35 has no prob eating cars twice its price in every aspect of motorsports
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure if the car was 2800lb Nissan would be using a tt v6.
Not sure that came out right?
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:36 PM   #12
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I think the thing looks ugly, but I can see some promising design cues leading to a better Looking R36 vs 35

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personal favorite is the older versions of the GTR (R32 is fav)

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #13
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Yeah, that looks pretty ugly to me too.
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Hey, I'd just like to remind the folks around here that this thing has the word "Concept" as part of it's name. When the actual 2nd gen GT-R hits the road a few years from now, I don't want to hear all the bitching an moaning from people who are upset that it doesn't look anything like the batmobile they showed us back in 2014.

For some reason I feel like NASIOC really needed this said to them..
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Just so we're clear why I bitched so much about that; it was the fact that they said they were going to separate the line from the impreza, and then showed a cool concept that matched that idea, and then we ended up with an impreza wrx like always, except this one was a few years behind for no good reason other than they wanted to milk the wide body remake they released.
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Ugly. The thing I loved about the GTR when it debuted in the states was the performance you could get for a starting price in the $70K range.

Now they start in the low $100k range.

This car will probably start closer to $120-140k range...
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:00 PM   #17
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This is all I could think about when I saw it. Not like I care what it looks like and neither should anyone who 1.) isn't going to buy a GT-R nor 2.) cannot afford a GT-R.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:25 PM   #18
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A video came out yesterday which I added at the bottom of the initial post.
I'm really digging the front end but the second I see the rear, it reminds me of a formula one race car. Not my cup-of-tea but I'm pretty sure Nissan is going to learn a lot from this concept and will definitely include it in the styling of the next GTR.

A lot of articles and comparison videos have been saying that all the exotic companies (and chevy) have been pushing forward past the GTR and Nissan is starting to notice.
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Hey, I'd just like to remind the folks around here that this thing has the word "Concept" as part of it's name. When the actual 2nd gen GT-R hits the road a few years from now, I don't want to hear all the bitching an moaning from people who are upset that it doesn't look anything like the batmobile they showed us back in 2014.

For some reason I feel like NASIOC really needed this said to them..
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I'm not impressed with the looks, but I'd love to see what the GT-R can do with a bit more weight shed.
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looks like every 12yo kiddie boiz wettest of wet dreams on x
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Ugly. The thing I loved about the GTR when it debuted in the states was the performance you could get for a starting price in the $70K range.

Now they start in the low $100k range.

This car will probably start closer to $120-140k range...
But we've at least seen a lot of improvements. Not that a $30k price hike is insignificant, but it has gone from 480 hp to 545 hp and grew much, much faster in terms of acceleration and lap times, while injecting more steering feel with each update. It's kind of a big deal when the car has the exact same configuration (AWD, twin-turbo V-6, DCT) and manages 3.5-second 0-60 times at first then cuts down to 2.7 seconds a few years later while launching more reliably than before, despite the more violent acceleration.
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