Porsche will be revealing more information about its Vision Gran Turismo car, an exclusive and unique design for the Gran Turismo series, during December’s flagship FIA Certified Online Championship World Finals.
Since announcing a collaboration back in 2019, the number of Porsche models available in current and future Gran Turismo games has been slowly creeping upwards. However we’ve been missing that final piece of the puzzle from that original announcement all those months ago: the Vision GT car.
If you’re not familiar with Vision Gran Turismo, it’s a project between Polyphony Digital and a variety of automotive manufacturers. The goal is to create unique concept cars — some of which are based in reality, and some of which aren’t — that either derive from or preview a brand’s design and technologies.
Over the eight years of this project so far we’ve seen cars like the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, which previewed the Chiron by some seven months and resulted in a real, fully functioning car that has since changed hands twice for reported seven-figure sums. Even Batman has got in on the VGT act, using his wealth superpower to purchase the original Mercedes Vision GT car.
Since the Mercedes launched with Gran Turismo 6 we’ve seen 33 Vision GTs, with a further ten race cars based on those models, from 26 manufacturers. Three more have been announced but have yet to arrive in a game: the Lamborghini Lambo V12, the Jaguar SV, and the Porsche.
As things stand, we don’t even know what the car will look like for sure. The most widespread assumption is that the blue car on the putative Gran Turismo 7 cover art is the Porsche in question, and that certainly has merits.
This mystery blue machine is definitely a Porsche, and bears some resemblance to some examples of the “Porsche Unseen” range of concept cars revealed last year. As VGT designs typically come from the same designers as other concepts, and derive from or preview design language, it’s likely the Porsche will have some similar aspects to these earlier cars.
A second glimpse of the possible Porsche Vision GT appeared in a special “Gran Turismo 7 x Porsche” video shown in September. This showed an unidentified vehicle with the characteristic Porsche quad-LED headlights for a couple of frames, sparking further speculation about the Porsche VGT.
However, it looks like the veil of mystery will soon be lifted. According to the official Gran Turismo website, there will be “an exciting announcement from Porsche regarding the Vision Gran Turismo project” during the Nations Cup stream of the World Finals on December 5.
We’ll be keeping across all of the World Finals activities next weekend, so stay tuned for more!
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