X

Nissan brings Gran Turismo game to life with Concept 2020 (pictures)

Along with other automakers, the Japanese company creates a full-scale model of a car gamers can race in Gran Turismo 6.

Wayne_Cunningham.jpg
Wayne_Cunningham.jpg

Wayne Cunningham

See full bio

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo
1 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

Nissan showed off the stunning Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo at the Tokyo Motor Show. The concept is a full scale model of the Nissan Vision car that can be raced in the Gran Turismo 6 video game.

nissanconcept2020-02.jpg
2 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

More than just a PlayStation mock-up, the Vision 2020 shows off many design cues seen on the Nissan GT-R.

nissanconcept2020-03.jpg
3 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

A rising belt-line comes up from the rear fender then swoops down towards the front, while the cabin canopy nestles in between.

nissanconcept2020-04.jpg
4 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

A large spoiler and diffusers mark the back end. The rear tail-lights echo those of the GT-R.

nissanconcept2020-05.jpg
5 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

The front headlights also follow the design of the GT-R.

nissanconcept2020-06.jpg
6 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

As a concept car, Nissan doesn't specify an engine for the Concept 2020, although it's easy to imagine the GT-R's twin turbo V-6 under the hood.

nissanconcept2020-07.jpg
7 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

If this did use the GT-R drivetrain, the six-speed dual clutch transaxle would sit in the rear to help balance weight.

nissanconcept2020-08.jpg
8 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

A carbon-fiber body element looks designed to divert air around the rear tire.

nissanconcept2020-09.jpg
9 of 9 Wayne Cunningham/CNET

Instead of running exhaust pipes all the way to the rear, they stick out of the sides of the engine bay.

More Galleries

'Stranger Things' Stars Now and Then: Wow, They've Really Grown Up

More Galleries

'Stranger Things' Stars Now and Then: Wow, They've Really Grown Up

40 Photos
2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

93 Photos
2023 Genesis GV60 Is a Futuristic EV

More Galleries

2023 Genesis GV60 Is a Futuristic EV

53 Photos
The 40 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a Bronzeworthy Family Sedan

More Galleries

2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a Bronzeworthy Family Sedan

13 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

80 Photos
2023 Nissan Z Gains Sharp Looks and a Turbocharged Personality

More Galleries

2023 Nissan Z Gains Sharp Looks and a Turbocharged Personality

47 Photos