Several high-end carmakers like McLaren to Chevrolet have already involved in developing virtual concept-based cars for the Gran Turismo video game under the Vision Gran Turismo brand.
The time has come for the Jaguar Coupe which was launched at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show to join the band as the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe became an electric sports car that will be available for download at the Gran Turismo Sport.
Taking a whole approach in futuristic, Jaguar claims the exterior design of the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was inspired by two iconic racing cars from the 1950s – Type-C and Type-D. However, the active rear wing of the car comes in a truly modern touch.
The Vision GT Coupé is the first to feature the iconic Leaper in the front grille. Apart from that, a dual charger connection is on the back, inspired by the 1968 Jaguar XJ saloon revolutionary.
Inside, augmented reality glass features can show information about the outside world and warn drivers about obstacles. The virtual concept car also has an AI assistant called KITT-E and a 3D image display.
Vision Gran Turismo Coupe may not be a real car, but Jaguar has been taken the engineering section seriously. The car has a perfect front compared to the distribution of rear weight with a percentage of 50:50 and weighs 1.4 tons.
Jaguar claims that their Formula E racing team had a hand in designing the powertrain, which consisted of three electric motors. One motor powers the front wheels, while the other two power one rear wheel, giving the car an all-wheel-drive feature.
Together, the three motors produce 1,005 horsepower and 1199 Nm of torque. Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe concept will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in less than 2.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of more than 200 mph.
Just like other real-world electric supercars, it is expected to enter production over the next few years, such as the Tesla Roadster and Lotus Evija. But the performance claims of Tesla and Lotus remain a mystery as such a case found with the All-electric Jaguar Vision GT Coupé.
Jaguar chooses not to incorporate the concept of the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe into production. The sleek sports car is designed solely for the Gran Turismo Sport.
But given Jaguar’s current involvement in Formula E, as well as the secondary race series for the I-Pace electric SUV, it won’t be surprising to see a more sporty electric Jaguar in the future.