Nissan reveals Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo on the web w/ video

Nissan officially let the cat out of the bag regarding their anticipated Gran Turismo concept–and yes, that is in association with the famous racing simulator from Polyphony Digital for Sony’s Playstation gaming console.

Recently, the video game franchise teamed up with a bunch of automakers to collaborate on some concept car designs to tighten the relationship between the game and actual cars. This is because there’s a very tightly-knit connection between car enthusiasm and video games like Gran Turismo and Forza, which also acts as an avenue to connect to car fans and video game lovers alike. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi are also involved, all of whom introduced their own Gran Turismo concepts earlier on.

So, what’s the deal with this Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo? It’s Nissan’s latest concept brought to us by the brand’s London design studio who collaborated with engineers in Japan. That said, you can essentially see this as a possible precursor to the next-generation Nissan GT-R–a car that was made famous by the Gran Turismo Universe.

Check out the press release and video after the jump.

NASHVILLE. Tenn. – Nissan today lifts the virtual covers off the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future. It was created through close collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo®, Polyphony Digital Inc., the legendary PlayStation® driving franchise.

NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo began life as dream project for Nissan designers who were given free rein to create their dream supercar for their own Gran Turismo fantasy garage.

Created by a team of young designers at Nissan Design Europe, in London, England, the model was considered to have so much potential that it has benefited from input from an advanced engineering team based at Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan.

As a result, NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo gives hints as to how a supercar of the future might look.

In July, automotive enthusiasts will be able to discover that performance first-hand when it becomes available to download in Gran Turismo®6, just as they did with the NISSAN GT-R and Skylines from earlier episodes of the historic franchise. That performance heritage and commitment to delivering excitement for enthusiasts is why there are Nissan vehicles in the franchise.

But as a specialist in automotive design in three-dimensions, Nissan believes that the real-world is ready for the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. Watch this space…

“PlayStation” and “Gran Turismo” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

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