From virtual to reality: Nissan unveils the next-gen super car

This past June at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we whisked the cover off the most radical concept car we’ve ever built: the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.

It is a true a vision of what Nissan performance will look like in the future.

We created the car in collaboration with the people behind Gran Turismo, the iconic driving game franchise that Nissan has been involved with since the first version of the game was released in 1998.

In July, a virtual version of the car was “released” into Gran Turismo 6. Gamers can now discover—just like they did with earlier versions of the GT-R, Skyline and 370Z®—just what the Concept 2020 can do.

The program began as a dream project for a group of young London-based designers at Nissan Design Europe. At the time, the goal wasn’t even to build a viable concept car, but instead just a virtual car. It was to remain only in the minds of the design team, and on the screens of gamers the world over.

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Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Discover the journey from concept to creation of the Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The design was so successful, however, that an advanced engineering team at the Nissan Technical Center in Japan took notice. They studied the car, putting it through a number of simulations and technical evaluations. Turns out, they had a viable design on their hands, and that set the wheels in motion to build the stunning 3D model.

At Nissan, we appreciate video games, but we specialize in building vehicles for the real world. We think the world may be ready for the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Grand Turismo.

It’s still just a concept, but concepts often do become reality. Stay tuned.