McLaren Automotive unveiled a design concept earlier today, in partnership with Playstation 4 video game Gran Turismo Sport.
Yes, they're still doing these, and no, it's not a preview for any production model (sadly).
The new Gran Turismo Sport games with launch on the 17th of October and you can find out more details about the new McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo at the link below.
Being branded an "Ultimate" auto, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo could potentially preview the styling cues we'll see on a future Ultimate Series McLaren model. It says there are tiny aperture covers that open around the air inlets which rid the need to move complete surfaces, like in today's cars, with reduced moving parts. It weighs a paltry 1000kg wet, or would, if it was anything more than pixels, so you can be fairly sure this is one fast digital racecar.
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Powering the purpose-built race auto is McLaren's newest twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine.
It's said to produce a great noise, too, between the hybrid whine and the exhaust bark, but that probably depends very much on the quality of your TV speakers or headphones... The auto features a full glass canopy complemented with a holographic HUD display and a rather eyebrow-raising lie-down-on-your-belly Batman driving position. The combined output is rated 1,134 horsepower and 940 lb-ft of torque. To slow down, centrally mounted carbon-ceramic disc brakes allow the driver to monitor brake temperatures during racing, and helps reduce unsprung mass. "It puts the driver absolutely at the center of the action, delivering a sensory overload with incredible sound and awe-inspiring acceleration". The design form communicates exactly what the car's mission is and what its intentions are: "it's the ultimate expression of the McLaren design pillars and principles we have already established, futured into the 2030s".
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