Check Out These Photos of the New SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo Concept
At the very beginning of this month, Fiat Chrysler teased the all-new SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo concept, the car that is scheduled to be released for Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3 as part of the Vision GT project. Just days later, the automaker unveiled the actual thing (which, you know, isn’t an actual thing, because it’s just going to be on a video game).
The SRT Tomahawk Vision GT concept won’t be available until summer 2015, but once it drops, players will be able to earn three different versions, all powerful in their own right. To earn each model, players will have to successfully compete in various challenges. The easiest to obtain is the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo Entry-level S; the next step up is the Racing version GTS-R, but it’s the Experimental technology ultimate version X that real performance enthusiasts will crave.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is a little late to the game, as many other automakers unveiled their Vision GT concepts at the early auto shows of this year’s circuit. That’s probably because FCA went about designing its concept a little differently. Because the design team at FCA is full of video game fans—and, specifically, Gran Turismo fans—FCA opened up an internal contest that allowed anyone to submit their sketches and idea for the Vision GT concept, which was supposed to imagine what Dodge performance might look like in 2035. Ultimately, Paul Hoste, a young designer who is new to FCA, had his sketch chosen as the winner.
But don’t let the intent behind the design fool you. Just because this car is intended for a video game doesn’t mean the designers and engineers didn’t take every element of the car’s design into serious consideration. It’s got a real powertrain and real materials that make it an absolute performance beast.
In fact, the SRT Tomahawk concept is powered by a wide-angle V10 engine, which pumps out 2,169 horsepower. The engine powers only the rear wheels; the front wheels are driven pneumatically, so they add their own horsepower into the equation, bringing the final number up to a whopping 2,590 hp. Despite its power, the concept weighs just 1,658 pounds, thanks to ultra-lightweight materials for both the chassis and the body.
Check out some more photos of the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo concept, and be on the lookout for it on Gran Turismo 6 this summer.