Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo launched for GT Sport game
Four-pot Sports Vision Gran Turismo resembles NSX, with Honda hinting at an S2000 replacement in the future
Honda is the latest manufacturer to create a virtual concept car for the Gran Turismo Sport racing game. It’s called the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo and it will be available to Gran Turismo Sport players soon.
The virtual concept looks very similar to the real-life NSX, but astute listeners will hear a four-cylinder engine note in the promotional video above. This is because the Sports Vision GT is powered by a 404bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four that is part of Honda’s legendary VTEC engine family.
Power is fed through an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, while weight has been pegged to a very light 899kg. The top speed will have to be discovered by GT Sport customers who can purchase the Honda Sports Vision GT in the PlayStation 4 game for one million credits.
The Japanese manufacturer held an in-house design competition across its studios worldwide, with the team from Los Angeles coming on top. Honda utilised the human-centred design philosophy used on the NSX to mould the Sports Vision GT's shape, hence the similarities between the two.
Instead of using computer simulations, Honda designed a full-scale model, despite not being a production car. Wind tunnel testing was conducted to help achieve optimum aerodynamic performance for keen PS4 drivers.
Honda has had plans for a ‘baby NSX’ in the pipeline for a couple of years to replace the S2000 sports car of the early part of the new millennium. Further speculation grew at last month’s Tokyo Motor Show when a Honda spokesperson hinted that a new S2000 could get the green light.
The Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo might offer some insight into a potential, real-life baby NSX, but for now it remains a virtual concept for GT Sport gamers to have fun with.
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