Jaguar unveiled the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Roadster for Gran Turismo 7. The all-electric one-seat roadster is available in the PlayStation driving simulator video game and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than two seconds with a maximum speed of more than 200 mph.
Power is provided by three electric motors developed from technology developed by Jaguar Racing’s Formula E team and produces more than 1,200PS (1,183 horsepower or 750kW). One electric motor is mounted on the front axle and two are on the rear axle which gives the vehicle near 50-50 weight distribution.
“As a car designer, being part of the team that has delivered three virtual cars for the Gran Turismo series has been a dream project,” said Oliver Cattell-Ford, Jaguar Advanced Design exterior designer. Since the reveal of the Vision GT Coupé in 2019 and Vision GT SV in 2020, we wanted to curate the perfect way to present the full line-up of the three cars together when we revealed the Roadster – Gran Turismo 7 is the perfect way to do it.”
Borrowing lines from the Jaguar D- Type, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Roadster features a monocoque body with a swept-back aero screen, long hood, and the iconic fin behind the driver is aerodynamically designed and can be deployed at speed for greater stability with minimal drag.
“The visual effect is dramatic and wouldn’t look out of place on any track or circuit around the world, from the streets of night-time Tokyo to California’s Laguna Seca raceway,” said Cattell-Ford.
The Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Roadster is the third vehicle in the Vision GT series available in GT7, and follows the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé and the Vision Gran Turismo SV endurance racer. To celebrate the trio of cars in the Vision GT series Jaguar has developed new a livery for the three cars.