Now we’re just about over the disappointment of those ‘baby NSX’ patents turning out to be for another one of those Vision Gran Turismo cars, the virtual car has been revealed in full. It’s quite the looker, isn’t it?
Dubbed the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo, the car is powered by a mid-mounted 2.0-litre inline-four turbo, which kicks out 400bhp at 7500rpm. Power is sent to the wheels (the rears, we’re guessing) via an eight-speed dual clutch gearbox.
It weighs just 899kg, so it should be plenty fast on Gran Turismo Sport’s somewhat limited roster of tracks.
A team from Los Angeles won a “fierce competition” to have its design used (we’re now wondering if that design was derived from the first ‘baby NSX’/new S2000 patent images we first saw a couple of years ago), with a quarter-scale model built in the USA soon after. A full-scale model has since been built for wind-tunnel testing, “just as in the development of a real car,” Gran Turismo says.
We’re yet to see a Gran Turismo Vision car transition into a real production prospect, but wouldn’t it be awesome if the Honda Sports was the first? We’re crossing our fingers hard, but for now, at least we can drive this one in the virtual world.