Jaguar has unveiled their first virtual electric hypercar that has been designed exclusively for Gran Turismo Sport. Dubbed as Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe, it is futuristic electric hypercar. British automaker has taken inspiration from company’s rich heritage of classic race cars such as C-Type and D-Type. Jaguar said that this EV hypercar is powered with three electric motors. It gives a combined output of 1,006hp and 1,200 Nm of torque. One motor is placed at the front and other two are placed at the rear. This setup helps the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe to accelerate from 0-62mph in under 2 seconds and reaches top speed in excess of 200 mph.
Jaguar’s Vision Gran Turismo Coupe is built upon a lightweight monocoque chassis. They are made from carbon-fiber composites and advanced aluminum alloys that gave it a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Total weight is tipped at just 1,400kg. Exterior design of Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe consists of stunning sculpted fenders with deployable active aero wing to alter downforce levels. Interior of this virtual electric hypercar is driver-focussed with cockpit is divided by a bridge upon which gear lever sits. Interior comprises of cutting-edge technology and is evident from on-board AI system called “KITT-E”. It operates other systems and provides an interface between driver and machine.
Jaguar’s Design Director, Julian Thompson said that this project was led by young designers and represent a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a vehicle steeped in their heritage. He further said that team have done an incredible job in developing identifiable Jaguar but also not constrained. The Vision Gran Turismo Coupe will be available for players to download by the end of November.