Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is a GT-R from a sci-fi future

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what about foresight?

The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is the Japanese carmaker’s contribution to the series of Vision Gran Turismo fantasy cars commissioned to celebrate the racing game franchise’s 15th anniversary. It joins concepts from BMW, Mercedes-Benz AMG, and Volkswagen.

While those other cars have been purely about looking cool, Nissan says the Concept 2020 is a potential vision of a future performance car.

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

Take one look at it, though, and it’s hard to take that claim seriously. The virtual concept looks like the offspring of a GT-R and an F-22 Raptor, sitting impossibly low to the ground with body panels that have been sucked fast to the chassis, and massive air intakes that look like they could swallow pedestrians.

The design definitely looks futuristic, yet the vaguely GT-R-ish elements and prominent grille will remind gamers that this is a Nissan, and not Darth Vader’s daily driver.

So, like the other Vision Gran Turismo cars, the Concept 2020 appears to be a flight of fancy, a design that takes full advantage of the fact that it will only exist in the virtual world of Gran Turismo 6.

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

Or is there more going on? Nissan notes that the initial concept (designed at the company’s European studio in London) was seen to have so much potential that an engineering team from the Nissan Technical Center in Ashugi, Japan, was brought in to consult.

Nissan is, after all, planning to launch an all-new GT-R soon, and a new LMP1 racer called the GT-R LM NISMO for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Perhaps the Concept 2020 will help designers tie those two projects together.

The company encourages enthusiasts to “watch this space,” but the next GT-R probably won’t be this radical looking. A better bet is to download the Concept 2020 when it becomes available for Gran Turismo 6 next month.

Emerging Tech

Intel’s new ‘neural network on a stick’ aims to unchain A.I. from the internet

To kick off its first developer conference in Beijing, Intel unveiled the second generation of its Neural Compute Stick -- a device that promises to democratize the development of computer vision A.I. applications.

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.

BMW’s 2020 M340i will show off mix of tech and luxury at the Los Angeles show

The 2020 3 Series represents the seventh generation of BMW's bread-and-butter luxury sedan. Where previous generations emphasized the driving experience, the 2020 3 Series focuses more on tech than ever before.

Study suggests autonomous cars could become red-light districts on wheels

Fully autonomous cars can change the way we commute, but they can also have a far-reaching impact on the tourism industry. Two researchers published a study that outlines how self-driving technology could create a new dimension in tourism.

Land Rover shows its artsy side by previewing the 2020 Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover made life-sized wire sculptures to preview the 2020 Range Rover Evoque. The all-new SUV will make its debut during a private event held in London on November 22, and deliveries will begin in 2019.

These headlights have 4 color settings to help save lives under all conditions

Boslla headlights are an easy-to-install solution to achieve all-weather lighting for your vehicle. After a quick ten-minute install, these lights have up to four settings to get you through anything.

Car parts maker ZF is using drones to deliver components to its factories

ZF recently became the first entity in Germany to receive approval to use drones to deliver spare parts, and the company now uses them to deliver parts from its central warehouses to its workshops.

The DBX SUV will go where no Aston Martin has gone before

When it launches in 2019, the Aston Martin DBX will be the British automaker's first SUV. In the meantime, camouflaged DBX prototypes will undergo strenuous testing around the world.

Ford teams up with Walmart to study consumer response to autonomous delivery

Last week it was Ford and VW, and this week Ford and Walmart are signaling a desire to work together on autonomous vehicles solutions. Ford and the giant retailer will study consumer reactions to self-driving delivery vehicles.

Our favorite fuel-efficient cars are as frugal as they are fun

You don't need to opt for a hybrid or an all-electric ride in order to achieve good fuel economy. These vehicles pack both performance and style, whether you're in the market for a luxury sedan or a game-changing pickup truck.

Out of juice? Learn how to jump-start a car with this quick guide

Jumping a car is a simple procedure, but not everyone knows how to properly do so. To make things easier, we've put together a quick-hit guide on how to fire up your vehicle using jumper cables and a second power source.

Born to run (forever): The most reliable cars you can buy right now

We all dread the thought of our car turning into a money pit, but choosing a dependable vehicle from the start can help us rack up countless care-free miles. Here, we've rounded up some of the most reliable cars available.

Prep your car for the coming snow and sleet with these cold weather tips

Driving in the winter, whether downtown or across the country, is rarely easy. Luckily, we've put together a quick rundown of a few things you should do to winterize your car before the snow officially hits.
DT Daily

DT Daily: Waymo’s driverless cars, ‘Fallout 76’ tips, and Racella

In today's episode of DT Daily, we discuss Waymo's foray into the ridesharing sector, along with various tips for making the most of the recently launched Fallout 76. We also sit down with singer Racella to chat about her new EP, Waves.