Aston Martin gets in the game

Aston Martin have created the DP-100 concept for Gran Turismo 6 owners to download and race. Photo / Supplied
Aston Martin have created the DP-100 concept for Gran Turismo 6 owners to download and race. Photo / Supplied

Joining the ever growing list of manufacturers unleashing virtual prototypes, Aston Martin have gone all out with their DP-100 for Gran Turismo 6.

Aston Martin has unveiled their exceptional new addition to the hugely popular PlayStation 3 exclusive racing game Gran Turismo 6 in the shape of the stunning Design Prototype 100 - DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo.

Developed in-house by the Design team at Aston Martin, led by Design Director Marek Reichman, DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is a new, virtual-only GT racer that will be available for Gran Turismo 6 owners to download this July, following the global launch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend.

Starting with nothing but the traditional 'blank sheet of paper' the design team and design engineers worked for six months to create the new addition to the Vision Gran Turismo stable of race cars. Clearly pushing the boundaries of what an Aston Martin could be, DP-100 not only looks beautiful but also boasts a high degree of engineering integrity.

The twin-turbo V12 mid-engined racer offers up to 800bhp, endowing it with blistering performance fully in keeping with the high octane nature of the game.

Created utilising many of the same techniques as applied in the development of Aston Martin production sports cars - hand sketches and 3D modelling, followed by full realisation in the virtual world - DP-100 provides an exceptional level of detail with a fully functioning suspension system and state-of-the-art electronics.

- NZ Herald

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