Radical Tesla Supercar Concept Shows Up in Gran Turismo 6

DEC 9 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 4

Well all know by now that the Tesla Model S is featured in Gran Turismo 6 on Playstation 3, but were you aware that the Model S isn’t the only Tesla to appear to in latest Gran Turismo?

Sure, the Tesla Roadster appears in Gran Turismo 6, but that’s not the Tesla we’re most eager to see hit the track in the famous video racing series.

This Tesla, considered to be a radical supercar, slots into the video game in the “Vision Gran Turismo” area, which basically implies that it’s only a rendering submitted by an automaker of which no actual vehicle exists.  Polyphony, makers of Gran Turismo 6, takes the rendering and transforms it into a vehicle in the game.

For now, we have only the one lone sketch of the Tesla supercar rendering and no explanation to go with it.

Perhaps someday Tesla will give an electric supercar a go.  ‘Til then, driving such a machine will only be possible in the virtual video game world.

Source: Auto Guide (hat tip to offib)

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Schmeltz
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Schmeltz

Perhaps reality will imitate fiction. We can hope!

Jeff D
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Just imagine what they could come up with if Tesla and Rimac worked together on a project.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
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Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Tesla GT supercar:
* 2 door
* 80% the size of the Model S
* 2x250kW motors in the rear
* 2x150kW motors in the front
* 120kW worth of 4Ah 3.7V 18650 batteries (that can actually output that voltage for at least 3.5Ah)
* Seating for 5, stain-resistant leather 🙂
* 0-60: 2.7s 1/4mi: 9.7s
* Price: 140k

offib
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offib

Thanks for the hat tip!
There’s already an electric super car, GT by Citroen concept, remember that? Sister to the Survolt?
Anyway, the performance of electric cars is supposedly much better, better than how they butchered the Roadster’s acceleration in GT5 with a 0-60 in 6-ish seconds. Turns out they didn’t know how to calibrate power delivery from an EV and were using peak torque from 500 or 1000rpm instead of starting from 0rpm as they are now in GT6. The 2000-odd Nm of torque from the Citroen would be more exciting than what was executed in the previous game.