The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was first revealed in June 2014 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and gamers had the chance to “drive” the car virtually on their PlayStation 3s shortly after.
For this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, that stunning concept supercar gets an update for its debut, and from what we can see, it differs very little from before. This time, it is painted in a ‘Fire Knight’ red body colour, while continuing to showcase Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille in its design.
However, the main draw of the concept is the claim that it will be a preview of the next generation Nissan GT-R (R26). During the reveal of the concept’s digital version, it is stated by Nissan that:
“The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is a combination of designer intuition and detailed technical evaluation, a vision, a possibility, and a proposal made by Nissan for the coming future.”
With work on the next generation GT-R well believed to be underway, the 2+2 concept supercar looks to be a promising project (and maybe successor), even benefiting from input from an advanced engineering team based at the Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan.
In the digital realm, the concept packs a high-performance FR-4WD hybrid powertrain comprising of a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine with electrical assistance in the form of three motors. Whether we’ll see a working concept at Tokyo remains to be seen.
Joining the Concept 2020 Vision GT will be the Nissan Gripz concept that first appeared in Frankfurt and the updated Nissan Leaf featuring an extended driving range. The curious ‘Teatro for Dayz’ concept will also be present, an electric vehicle MPV that looks like a futuristic version of the Nissan Cube.