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The Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is a 1,800+hp race car

But you can only experience driving this in the popular video racing game

There is another sleek British feline in the virtual world of ‘Gran Turismo’. IMAGE FROM JAGUAR

Concept cars are usually meant for show, but thanks to the advent of video games, most of these cars can be driven by us mere mortals—albeit virtually. Gran Turismo’s Vision GT project took that to the next level, where various manufacturers were allowed to design radical concept cars without limits for the virtual world. Jaguar is one of those manufacturers, and the Vision Gran Turismo SV is its second entry into this program.

The profile, at least, looks like that of another insane Jaguar, the XJ220. IMAGES FROM JAGUAR

The Vision Gran Turismo SV is based on the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe, which is also part of Jaguar’s concept car lineup for the popular video game. Compared to the original concept car’s sleek and voluptuous body, the new one has one heck of a wing directly inspired by the XJR-14 Group C endurance racer. This and a few aerodynamic tweaks allow the car to produce copious amounts of downforce to keep it firmly glued to the track.

The massive rear wing generates much-needed downforce. IMAGE FROM JAGUAR

Under the (virtual) sheet metal, this car sports four motors all around rather than the original’s three-motor arrangement. This gives the Vision Gran Turismo SV all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, which should help it take corners faster. Total power output is boosted to a bonkers 1,876hp, with a 0-to-100km/h time of 1.65 seconds and a top speed of 410km/h.

Concept-car cockpits these days seem to take inspiration from fighter jets. IMAGES FROM JAGUAR

Aside from the four-point harness and the roll cage, one interesting change to the interior is that Jaguar is utilizing a new fabric called “Typefiber”—a sustainable material that is also lightweight. The British automaker is testing this material in its Formula E car, so it’s interesting to see fictitious substances being used in real-life applications.

A worthy addition to Jaguar’s stable of capable racing machines. IMAGE FROM JAGUAR

Now, for anyone excited to test the SV, it won’t be coming out immediately unlike previous Vision Gran Turismo concept cars. This vehicle is slated to come to the Gran Turismo franchise in 2021, though it is not clear which iteration of the video game this thing will debut in. Don’t be surprised if this thing pops up in Gran Turismo 7. Something to look forward to, then.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.