Here’s What Future Porsche Design Will Look Like
When does a virtual game vehicle portend future design language? When it is the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo car for Gran Turismo 7 for PS4 and PS5 game versions. Porsche says this is a preview of how some Porsche vehicles will look in the immediate future. It’s all-electric and all-digital.
Porsche’s Vision GT is the first car it has designed for gamers
The project was first announced at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show. It is the first Porsche virtual car and takes some cues from the current Taycan. But it is taken in a more extreme direction. For the designers, it meant they were not restricted by today’s technology and could stretch it out a bit. But it is realistic and believable at the same time.
But it had to look like a Porsche. That imagining starts at the front with what Porsche calls the “purist” fascia and those signature quad-LED headlights. In the rear, there is a wide, thin light bar similar to the Taycan and 911 models. Except that it is also a movable spoiler.
The Porsche Vision GT is said to have 1,274 hp
Porsche describes the Vision GT as being powered by an all-electric powertrain, without getting into the specifics. After all, it’s a virtual car. It does say it would have dual motors, one in front and one in back, for 1,100 hp. Adding overboost or launch control you get a total of 1,274 hp.
If we can speculate just a bit, the Vision GT would probably also borrow its drive layout from the Taycan. That means a single-speed drive in front, but a two-speed transmission in the back. In the preview video, it does sound like there are gear shift changes.
The body would be of a carbon and titanium combination. That would help to lighten the load of carrying those heavy batteries and add performance. It should see 0 to 62 mph times at 2.1 seconds, and 0 to 124 mph in 5.4 seconds. That suggests a total weight of 4,000 lbs.
Fixed seats mean the pedals, steering wheel, and binnacle come to the driver
Hopping inside is accomplished through a front-hinged canopy, with a vegan interior and sustainable, non-animal materials. The seats are part of the body, so the pedal box, racing steering wheel, and binnacle adjust to the driver. It also features HANS mounts to keep the driver’s hands and arms inside for some serious speeds and maneuvers.
The instrument cluster is a curved, clear, hologram display. Gauges appear to be for battery capacity, range, speed, and a temperature dial. Whether for the motors, tires, or brakes, we’re not sure.
But in total, it had to have been exciting to be on the design team, and to be forging a new direction for Porsche, yet making sure it looks like a Porsche. GT7 will be released on March 4, 2022.