Hopefully They’ll Actually Build The Infiniti Vision GT Concept
Update: Story amended to fix some wording wonkiness.
If there’s one thing that Infiniti does really, really well, it’s create concept vehicles that look really, really good but really, really have no chance of ever making it to mass production.
We loved the Q80 Inspiration Concept, but we’ll believe that Infiniti is going to make its status quo-shifting fastback happen when we start seeing them in showrooms. Our minds reeled at the SYNAPTIQ Concept that won the 2014 Los Angeles Design Challenge People’s Choice Award, but we doubt that this F1 racer/dune buggy/friggin’ jet will even see any accurate physical representation by the far-off year of 2029, never mind a production run.
Content to keep up this reputation as an ambitious builder of things that we won’t be able to buy, Infiniti is offering its first look at its Vision GT project. Here’s the good news: it looks ridiculously cool—almost like a Batmobile, even, which is pretty convenient given that the teaser image’s washed-out black-and-white aesthetic with just a splash of red reminds us ever-so-slightly of the cover for Arkham City.
There’s little known about the Infiniti Vision GT concept, which will join a list of program participants that includes Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Volkswagen. Each vehicle has been or will be offered as DLC for Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation3, and even a few examples—most notably parent company Nissan’s CONCEPT 2020, which could foreshadow a new GT-R—have been built as real-world examples.
Let’s hope that Infiniti follows Nissan’s lead and physically manifests its Vision GT concept for some far-off auto show. At least that way, we’ll have something tangible that we can gawk lovingly at, even if it only enhances the degree of disappointment we feel when it doesn’t actually result in anything.