Jaguar Gran Turismo Sport Concept Car EV Vision
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Jaguar Debuts All-Electric Sports Car For Gran Turismo Sport

UK car manufacturing giant, Jaguar revealed a futuristic all-electric hypercar exclusively for the PlayStation 4 game, ‘Gran Turismo Sport.’

Concept GT coupe by Jaguar exclusively for Gran Turismo Sport

In a first, The British car maker launched its own sports car exclusively for the digital world. It’s packed with 1,020 hp, capable of touching a top speed of 322 kph and reaching 0-100 kph in under two seconds. While the car is far from becoming a reality, petrol-heads can test it on Gran Turismo’s virtual racetrack.

“This project has been completely led by our young designers and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to create a vehicle steeped in our incredible heritage but pushing the boundaries of future design. The team have done an incredible job in creating something which is clearly identifiable as a Jaguar, inspired – but not constrained – by our iconic past.”

Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director

Virtual sports EV

Crafted with light and stiff monocoque made from carbon-fibre composites and advanced aluminium alloys, the concept car weighs just 1,400 kgs and delivers near 50:50 weight distribution.

It’s been developed taking inspiration from Jaguar’s iconic racing lineage, the C-Type and D-Type, as well as the British automaker’s I-TYPE 4 Formula E and I-PACE eTROPHY racing cars.

Jaguar Gran Turismo Sport Concept Car EV Vision

More concept cars on Gran Turismo Sport

Gone are the days of unveiling concept cars and auto shows, as a rising number of car manufacturers are teaming up with Gran Turismo Sport to launch next-gen vehicles. The shift began with Volkswagen rolling out a convertible version of ‘GTI Roadster’ exclusively available on the game, followed by Bugatti rolling out the ‘Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo’ and Citroen rolling out the GT model.