Nissan 2020 Debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Nissan 2020 Debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Vision Gran Turismo concepts just keep getting better, with Nissan‘s contribution debuting at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept gives a preview of the direction the Japanese automaker wants to head with its next GT-R and while it’s on the extreme side, it’s definitely stunning to look at. Gamers will be able to virtually drive the Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept next month in Gran Turismo 6 on the Sony PlayStation 3.

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Unfortunately, Nissan kept details about the concept under wraps, including performance specifications and what is potentially powering the supercar. The Japanese automaker did reveal that the concept was designed by a young team at Nissan Design Europe, led by Design Director Taisuke Nakamura. The team also collaborated with engineers in Japan to create a vehicle that reflects the potential of its virtual performance.

“It feels really, really quick,” said Jann Mardenborough, a Nissan GT Academy graduate and NISMO athlete. “It’s been designed virtually. And we’ve got the real car here as a concept car. So, it’s kind of like my story of GT Academy, coming from the virtual world into the real-life racing world to do what I’m doing in motor racing cars. So there’s a link between the virtual of design and me coming from the virtual of racing. I still train on simulators. I still train on Gran Turismo. A perfect example is today. I’m driving the 2020 Concept car from Nissan and tomorrow. I’m going to be driving up Goodwood Hill, and I’m on Goodwood Hill at the moment now. It’s all training virtually to help the real life counterpart. So it’s still a crucial part of my development as a driver.”

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GALLERY: Nissan 2020 Concept


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