At the Los Angeles Auto Show Chevrolet has revealed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT) concept, a serious, futuristic race car created for the GT6 racing game.
Developed included in the Vision Gran Turismo project, the Chaparral 2X VGT concept is inspired from the innovative race cars Chaparral Racing and Chevrolet partnered on more than 45 in years past.
The Chaparral 2X VGT is going to be obtainable for download this winter holiday as an element of a web-based update for that Gran Turismo 6 PS3 racing game.
The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT boasts a radical exterior coupled with a high level, laser-based propulsion system, inspired by technology made from advanced work geared towards space travel and future aircraft design.
The virtual powertrain features a mid-mounted laser beamed-energy propulsion system, which pulses beams of sunshine that focus in a shroud, creating shock waves that have a thrust of 671-kW. The system is powered by a pack of lithium-ion batteries put together with an air-powered generator.
The projected performance figures absolutely are a 240-mph top speed in the online game with 0-60 acceleration capacity for 1.5 seconds.
The propulsion system’s position during the composite chassis complements an unconventional yet highly active prone driver configuration C face-down with all the driver’s legs and arms splayed toward the wheels. In fact, the race car’s propulsion and suspension systems are designed within the driver, enabling progressive tricks of active and driver-adjustable aerodynamics.
“Think than it as adapting a wing suit to the racing car, in which the driver’s movements control certain parts of the aero package,” said Frank Saucedo, who oversaw the that handled the style.
“In many different ways, the Chaparral 2X VGT is like racing wing suit, using a protective fuselage for ‘flying’ small down.”
The driver-enabled aerodynamics take away the requirement of large, conventional wings and also other aero devices useful to generate grip-enhancing downforce C an attribute that can help decrease the overall mass from the Chaparral 2X VGT’s minimalist structure. Only essential elements take any presctiption board, with instrumentation, as an example, projected for the driver’s helmet visor.
Additionally, lightweight chassis components reduce the sprung weight from the race car, enabling the car to offer tremendous cornering grip using a relatively small footprint. It rolls on 17-inch front wheels wrapped with racing tires.
“The Chaparral 2X VGT is really a vision of methods advanced technology may shape the appearance and driving hitting the ground with racing,” added Saucedo.
“Chaparral’s race cars and techniques were seen as outlandish four decades ago, along with the innovative spirit still burning at Chevrolet, the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept could just be a harbinger of motorsports in the next four decades.”
“This concept is surely an audacious and ambitious vision C and a second that displays to a fresh audience how Chevy’s engineering and design teams challenge norms and explore the technologies of tomorrow,” said Clay Dean, executive director of advanced design.
“It also an ode to some unique partnership that pioneered ground-breaking technologies which have been used today about the track as well as street.”
“It is made in a no-rules atmosphere to challenge designers and test engineers to generate the most exhilarating sensations. That is a fantasy car by design,” said Saucedo.
“Like an original Chaparral race cars decades ago, the Chaparral 2X VGT weaves advanced aerospace technologies to the design to help achieve its performance goals.”
Among the many manufacturers that are fitted with developed concept race cars for your Vision Gran Turismo project, Chevrolet is one of the few to transfer it within the digital world to some physical concept vehicle, which debuted around this year’s LA Auto Show.
Known for unconventional, boundary-pushing race cars that shook inside the motorsports world, Texas-based Chaparral Racing partnered with Chevrolet Research and Development over 45 in the past, pioneering now-standard methods and materials utilised in contemporary racing and production vehicles, including the composite monocoque chassis, lightweight-alloy powertrain systems, automatic transmissions for racing and progressive, active aerodynamics.
The partnership also spawned ground-breaking vehicle data acquisition technology. Chevrolet is constantly on the use racing programs to test and develop new technology and materials.