Gran Turismo games have always aimed to bridge the gap between real-world automotive experience and simulated racing.
From the GT Academy competition that transformed PlayStation drivers into Nissan motorsport stars, to the Vision Gran Turismo Programme that saw manufacturers creating exclusive concept cars for the game, the franchise has consistently pushed boundaries.
In a similar endeavor, developer Polyphony Digital has now collaborated with Nissan to work on the interior of their futuristic electric supercar, the Nissan Hyper Force. This partnership may offer a glimpse into the future of the iconic GT-R nameplate.
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Key Concepts In This Article
- Gran Turismo games blur real and simulated racing experiences.
- Polyphony Digital collaborates with Nissan on electric GT-R.
- Nissan Hyper Force revealed at Japan Mobility Show 2023.
- Hyper Force interior features adaptable GUI developed with Polyphony.
- The concept car explores VR and augmented reality features
Expanding on the Nissan Hyper Force Concept:
Recently unveiled at Tokyo’s Japan Mobility Show 2023, the Nissan Hyper Force is part of a five-car battery-electric concept car showcase.
Although not a production road car yet, Nissan boasts a potential power output of 1,000 kW through its e-4ORCE all-wheel system, which was first introduced in the Ariya.
The car’s carbon fiber body features an aerodynamic package designed by Nissan’s NISMO racing division, including a patent-pending ‘dual-level’ rear diffuser.
Notably, the rear of the vehicle showcases four round lights reminiscent of previous GT-R sports cars, with drive modes labeled as “GT” (grand touring) and “R” (racing).
The Interior and Polyphony Digital’s Contribution:
The interior of the Nissan Hyper Force is equally remarkable. It combines an array of screens and head-up displays to create a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that adapts based on the selected drive mode.
In GT mode, the display turns blue, while in R mode, it switches to red. Polyphony Digital, the creators of Gran Turismo, have collaborated with Nissan to develop this GUI, showcasing stats like tire pressures, temperatures, brake rotor temperature, and power distribution.
The screens move towards the driver, creating a cockpit-like experience.
Virtual Reality and Unique Features:
Nissan’s concept car rhetoric goes even further, suggesting the possibility of equipping the car with a virtual reality helmet for racing in unspecified games while stationary.
Additionally, the use of “skeleton visors” is mentioned for an augmented reality time trial competition.
These features, although hypothetical, demonstrate Nissan’s commitment to pushing boundaries and exploring new realms of automotive technology.
The collaboration between Polyphony Digital and Nissan continues to evolve, with the Nissan Hyper Force Concept offering a glimpse into the future of the GT-R nameplate.
The combination of cutting-edge design, advanced technology, and an immersive driving experience sets the stage for exciting possibilities in the realm of electric supercars.
As Gran Turismo and Nissan continue to innovate and push boundaries, the future of automotive gaming and real-world performance is poised to reach new heights.