Does this look absolutely wild or what? Wouldn’t you love to be blasting down the turnpike in this? Well, you can, but only if you’re into virtual racing. That’s because the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is for games only.
The Jaguar GT SV is a virtual race car, but it also exists in real life
Yet, it does exist as a full-size car. Confused? Back before Christmas, MototBiscuit covered Jag’s GT SV. Since then there have been new developments. It built a full-size replica of the virtual car for a design case study. No matter what you may think, designers need that extra 3D reality to really study what their minds have created.
This wasn’t one designer’s baby. There were three design teams that worked on this. The designers wanted the Gran Turismo to feature cues from its iconic 1951 Type-C and 1954 Type-D LeMans race cars. And it takes other cues from real Jaguar race cars.
The Jaguar GT SV’s top speed is 255 mph
It houses four electric motors combined producing 1,877 hp and 2,478 lb-ft of torque. So power is going to each of the corners. The top speed is estimated to be 255 mph, with 0-60 times around 1.65 seconds. How about handling?
With the battery packs down low in the center of the body pan, the GT SV has perfect weight distribution. The low center of gravity and low roll center is also part and parcel of the weight spread out as low as possible.
A liquid nitrogen system keeps the Jaguar’s batteries cool
The downside to the high-performance battery rigors is heat. So a liquid nitrogen circuit runs throughout the encased batteries to keep things cool. And Jag’s efforts to make the GT SV a reality goes further.
So Jaguar has real-world endurance racing expectations for the design and concept. Especially, once we discovered that the GT SV is based around the Vision GT coupe. So there is a developed platform this is based upon. But there is still even more effort that has been put into making this a reality.
There is even a real cockpit to check out driving ergonomics
Jaguar has created a cockpit to gauge how livable it would be inside of the EV. They are said to be exploring a new lightweight material called Typefibre that mimics leather but without sitting on a dead cow. It will even have real-world testing performed at the ABB FIA Formula World Championship.
Right now the real-life SV looks to be a roller. So powertrain numbers and development must be taking place in a mule. But it looks like Jaguar has honest intentions of making this a running reality. Those swoopy fenders and chopped top profile make this one we can’t wait to see on the track.