Chevrolet have revealed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT) concept, and it’s meant for the fans of the legendary racing simulator – Gran Turismo 6. A mad-hat interpretation of the ultimate race car, the Chaparral Concept has us gaping in awe!
The Chaparral 2XVision has been developed as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project, which celebrates the future of automotive design and innovation. The concept car also celebrates the 15 years of Gran Turismo, the most hardcore and technically accurate racing simulator game in the world.
Inspired by the innovative race cars Chaparral Racing and Chevrolet partnered on more than 45 years ago, the concept embodies the spirit of innovation into a vision of what the future of racing could hold. Chevrolet envisions the 2XVision to have a laser-based propulsion system. It features a mid-mounted laser beamed-energy propulsion system, which pulses beams of light that focus in a shroud, creating shock waves that generate tremendous thrust in the lightweight race car.
With a 671-kW laser, powered by a pack of lithium-ion batteries, and an air-powered generator to provide 900 horsepower worth of thrust, the Chaparral 2X VGT will be capable of a240-mph top speed in the videogame with 0-60 acceleration capability of 1.5 seconds.
The Chaparral 2XVision incorporates advanced aeronautics derived components for attaining its futuristic intents. Lightweight chassis components reduce the sprung weight of the race car, allowing tremendous cornering grip with a relatively small footprint. It rolls on 17-inch frontwheels wrapped with racing tires.
Other manufacturers have also developed concept race cars for the Vision Gran Turismo project, but Chevrolet is one of the few to transfer it from the digital world to a physical concept vehicle. The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGTconcept is on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show through November 30.
Gamers can race the Chaparral 2X VGT this holiday season by downloading an online update for Gran Turismo 6, the latest iteration of the best-selling PlayStation franchise that has sold more than 72 million copies worldwide since its 1998 debut.