After a number of designers and engineers put their imaginations together to design an Alpine car for the 21st century, the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo was created and will soon be on screens.
This car will be included on the Gran Turismo 6 game for Playstation. It comes following a proposal set out by Polyphony Digital Inc in 2013 that was given to Alpine. This was to create a new virtual car.
Now that Alpine is celebrating its 60th anniversary, it has unveiled the new Alpine Vision Gran Turismo. This was a result of the Alpine design team’s decision to turn to a project that has the same passion, enthusiasm and rigour that they also need to apply to their new road car which is also coming soon.
The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo is a mid-rear-engine car with a V8 that can produce maximum power of 450 hp at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 580 Nm at 2,000 rpm.
Chief executive officer of the Société des Automobiles Alpine Bernard Ollivier said: “The designers and engineers involved in this project were tasked with creating a car that expresses the spirit of our brand. Alpine’s genes are immediately visible in its styling, while its performance won’t disappoint either when players get behind the wheel, or their DualShock PlayStation controller. They will find the same agility that helped to forge the legend of the original cars produced by Alpine founder Jean Rédélé.”
Mr Ollivier added that the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo creates a link between the brand’s history and it’s future as well as virtual and real worlds. He explained that when the end result was revealed, the team couldn’t resist creating a full-scale model of it.
There have been other events in recent times for Alpine to celebrate, such as when the Alpine A450 prototype managed to gain a number of European endurance racing titles in 2013 and 2014. It also got a podium finish in the LM P2 class in the Le Mans 24 hours in June.
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