There is no need to say, Jaguar can draw beautiful cars. The F-Type, the CX-75 … Even the electric I-Pace is quite nice to watch. But with this Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé, the designers have really outdone themselves. A slender silhouette with a long hood, almost glued to the ground … hardly revealed, already a classic.
Anyway, that's what it looks like if it were not a copy / paste of the Renault TreZor, an electric concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Do not you remember? Go see for yourself on your favorite search engine.
But back to the Vision GT, which still hides some surprises. It may be electric, it can produce the sound of the legendary Type D, queen of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 50s. A sound quite authentic since it was recorded directly on the model, as evidenced by the photos of the gallery. We are told that " the race prepared XK 3.8 engine composes a single soundtrack, processed and integrated into a futuristic and specific soundtrack ". Now Jaguar is improvising DJ.
The noise is therefore the magic trick. And the power? Three engines – 2 at the rear and 1 at the front – together produce 1020 hp. We are promised a 0 to 100 km / h in less than 2 seconds (the Tesla Roadster only has to stand) and a Vmax of more than 320 km / h.
Made of carbon fiber and aluminum alloy, Jaguar explains that the Vision GT is also … synthetic. Carbon? Your imagination. Aluminum? Pixels. This car does not exist, except in the video game Gran Turismo Sport. Possibly in the OASIS if the film Ready Player One represented our near future. We understand better how an electric hypercar with a giant mobile rear wing can weigh only 1400 kg!
The cabin should finish convincing you that all this is an illusion. He too wants to be inspired by old endurance cars. Is that so ? It was not remembered that Stable Scotland had lined podracers of Star Wars at Le Mans. And that's without counting the " augmented-reality side windows that increase visibility on either side of the car and can alert the driver in case of danger or obstacles, thereby improving perception ". Yes, even the windows are digital.
The Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé will be playable in Gran Turismo Sport as early as November. Some races can last for hours … we hope that autonomy is good!