Jaguar reveals new Vision GT Roadster for Gran Turismo 7 | FOS Future Lab
Jaguar has revealed the third – and perhaps coolest – variant of its Vision GT. Meet the Vision GT Roadster, which has taken Jaguar’s virtual supercar full D-Type. It joins the launch line-up of the Gran Turismo 7, which went on sale a week ago.
The Roadster is in effect a visual makeover of the Coupe, so the performance specs are the same. That means 1,020PS (750kW) from three motors, 0-62mph in under two seconds and a top speed exceeding 200mph. The SV is the track-oriented variant, which packs 1,903PS (1,400kW) from its four electric motors and is capable of getting to 62mph in under two seconds on the way to a 255mph top speed.
The Roadster, thanks to its ‘50s sportscar leanings, is also a single-seater, with the driver’s aperture poking out of the top of the car like a canopy on a fighter jet. Falling away from it at the back is the iconic ‘D-Type’ fin. Though the VGT trio are the preserve of the virtual realm for now, we wouldn't be surprised to see an all-electric F-Type successor that draws heavily on these incredible designs.
“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, Exterior Designer, Jaguar Advanced Design
“Since the reveal of the Vision GT Coupe 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.
“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.”
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