Jaguar has unveiled its first all-electric virtual sportscar called the Jaguar Vision GT Coupe. As the name suggests, the model will debut in the famous gaming franchise Gran Turismo. The all-electric Jaguar Vision GT Gran Turismo Coupe takes cues from famous racing Jaguars of the past such as the iconic C-type and D-type that tasted success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new racecar will be available for players to download in Gran Turismo Sport for the Sony PlayStation 4 from the end of November.
Audi is another brand that created a racecar just for PlayStation.
Leading the charge (pun intended) on Jaguar Vision GT Coupe development was led by the firm’s Panasonic Jaguar Racing engineers. This is the same outfit responsible for the I-Pace eTrophy racecars. The virtual racecar is powered by three compact motors, one driving both front wheels, the other two driving a rear-wheel each, essentially making the sleek coupe all-wheel-drive. Combined power is rated as 750 kW and with a whopping 1 200 N.m of torque. Claimed performance figures are a 0-100 km/h time of less than two seconds and on to a maximum speed of more than 321 km/h.
Learn more about the I-Pace eTrophy at this link.
In his own words
James Barclay, team director, Panasonic Jaguar Racing said: “The opportunity to take what we have learned on the track from our time in Formula E and apply it to a futuristic Jaguar race car has been a great challenge for the Jaguar Racing engineers. With its all-electric motor design drawing on the technology from both the Jaguar I-Type 4 and eTrophy racecars, we have accurately modeled the performance of the Jaguar Vision GT Coupé in the virtual world, creating a car that will be exhilarating to drive and a real threat to the competition.”