TG’s guide to concepts: The Nissan Nismo Concept 2020 Vision GT
Well, they didn’t actually lift the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.
But, luckily for us, Nissan didn’t take things overly literally and chose to reveal its virtual supercar to the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2014.
Kind of, except that the EF7 will feature in the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport. But yes, it’s much the same idea.
As for the Nissan C20 VGT, we’d love to say that it’s on the cards. However, we’re pretty sure that the best we can promise is that you’ll definitely see bits inspired by it on the next crop of Nissan-branded hyperspace buttons known colloquially as the GT-R.
Something along the lines of a mid-engined supercar, powered by an evolution of Nissan’s much-vaunted (and rightly so) twin-turbo V6? Steady on with ideas like that; the mere mention of it is enough to make the office junior mildly tumescent.
There’s no doubt in our minds that Nissan could do it, effectively usurping the GT-R in the process. But, apart from an increasingly priapic TG staffer and a few monied Nissan die-hards, who’s going to look past the ever-burgeoning crop of ‘brand-name’ supercars and choose a Nissan?
This, along with the substantial sum it would take Nissan to develop a truly world-beating supercar, is probably why the only wheels it turns in anger are made up of pixels rendered by a PlayStation. Disappointing? Yes. Surprising? Less so.
YASID: one of the designers made this edition GT2020