Like so many other concept vehicles, the new Jaguar electronic hypercar is unlikely to ever go into production. Nevertheless, you can still control the future EV – as long as you have a PlayStation.
On Wednesday, the British automaker unveiled the advanced vision Gran Granismism SV. And just like last year’s Vision GT Coupé, you get behind the wheel of the real speedster in the Gran Turismo video game.
The new Vision GT SV is based on last year’s Coupé. But unlike its predecessor, Jaguar Design has built a true, full-scale model of the sports race. That model makes it easier to appreciate the wide shape of the low-profile vehicle. This ultra-aerodynamic design, coupled with its large rear wing in Formula 1 style, results in a car that looks more like a spaceship than anything currently on the road. Completing the redecoration is a racing brand, which will give the car more visibility.
That’s not the only difference between the two Vision GTs. Fully designed and tested in the real world, the new battery-powered racer is specifically calibrated for endurance racing, according to a press release. It is powered by four electric motors developed by Jaguar Racing, which come together to deliver 1877 hp and 2,478 ft lbs of torque. That’s an increase of 877 horses across the Choupé. Thanks to this setup, the SV can rocket from zero to 60 mph in a blink-and-you-miss-it of 1.65 seconds and can reach a top speed of 255 mph. Despite all this power, the marque says the car will provide better high-speed handling and traction, which could certainly bring both on the vehicle’s wide track.
Although it first debuted Wednesday, gamers with a car obsess will not get the chance to try out the Vision GT SV until next year. It is not yet clear what Gran Turismo title that the car will be available. You may get to drive the EV in PlayStation 4’s Sport Gran Turismo, or it may only be accessible in the future Gran Turismo 7, which is coming out for the PlayStation 5 sometime in 2021.