Chevrolet today revealed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT) concept, an interpretation of the race car developed exclusively for fans of the PlayStation 3 racing game, Gran Turismo 6. Developed as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project, the Chaparral 2X VGT concept is inspired by the race cars Chaparral Racing and Chevrolet partnered on more than 45 years ago.
Gamers can race the Chaparral 2X VGT this holiday season by downloading an online update for Gran Turismo 6. Texas-based Chaparral Racing partnered with Chevrolet Research and Development, pioneering methods and materials used in contemporary racing and production vehicles, including the composite monocoque chassis, lightweight-alloy powertrain systems, automatic transmissions for racing and progressive, active aerodynamics. The partnership also spawned vehicle data acquisition technology.
Frank Saucedo, who oversaw the team that worked on the concept, said, ———The Chaparral 2X VGT is a vision of how advanced technology may shape the look and driving experience of racing. Think of it as adapting a wing suit to a racing car, where the driver———s movements control certain aspects of the aero package. Chaparral———s race cars and methods were seen as outlandish four decades ago, and with the innovative spirit still burning at Chevrolet, the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept might just be a harbinger of motorsports in the next four decades.———