Ahead of https://gran-turismo.com” target=”_blank”>Gran Turismo’s 15th anniversary last year, Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the successful gaming franchise, asked several of the world’s leading automotive manufactures to participate in the 6th iteration of the game. One such was http://bmwusa.com” target=”_blank”>BMW, which created its BMW Vision Gran Turismo virtual race car for the title. Designed under the same rigorous process as any other BMW models, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo comes in at just 1,1180 kilograms (or 2600 lbs). Powered by a virtual three-liter six-cylinder inline engine, a sequential six-speed transmission with gearshift paddles help to distribute 549 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque down to the rear axle. Along with the unmistakable BMW silhouette, the classic elements like the kidney-shaped grille, twin headlights, and the Hofmeister kink, the car allows a sense of total immersion for gamers and auto racing enthusiasts.
The BMW Vision Gran Turismo, the company’s first virtual vehicle, is now available as a driving option on Gran Turismo 6 for http://sony.com” target=”_blank”>Sony PlayStation 3 and http://us.playstation.com/ps4″ target=”_blank”>PlayStation 4.