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Dramatic new Nissan concept
Nissan's Concept 2020 for Gran Turismo could preview a future GT-R.
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Nissan has revealed the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a concept supercar for the virtual world of the iconic PlayStation game. It will be introduced to celebrate 15 years of GT, now in its sixth iteration. The Concept 2020 itself has more than a hint of GT-R about it.

Created by a team of young designers at Nissan Design Europe, who apparently worked in collaboration with Polyphony Digital (makers of Gran Turismo), the project was so well received that it gained input from an advanced engineering team based at Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan. The result (Nissan says) is a 2+2 supercar with an advanced aerodynamic body that 'gives hints as to how a supercar of the future might look.'

With the next GT-R said to make the step up from 'supercar destroyer' to actual supercar might we be looking at the early design process for the R36? Certain GT-R characteristics are there including the style of the bonnet, headlamps and even the shape of the greenhouse, but perhaps most telling is that the rear end features the distinctive quads lights - a GT-R hallmark all the way back to the PGC10 GT-R of the late sixties.

Anything else?

Gamers will be able to drive the concept soon when the car, along with the rest of the Vision Gran Turismo vehicles, appears in GT6. The Japanese manufacturer says that '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...'

Paul Healy - 17 Jun 2014

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