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The beauty about building a car exclusively for a gaming environment is that you can pretty much throw every single practical real-world consideration out the window. Want proof? Well look no further than the Tomahawk from SRT, the latest manufacturer to produce a special concept for Gran Turismo 6.
When the car goes live in-game, the single-seat racer will feature an astonishing 2 590 bhp thanks to a hybrid powertrain combined with wide-angle V-10 with pneumatically driven front wheels.
According to Chrysler, the exterior look of the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo was born from an internal design competition that sought a futuristic (2035) interpretation of a high-performance Dodge. But this single-seat car is more than just digital design fantasy.
“It doesn’t take much to bring out the competitive spirit of the FCA US design team,” said Ralph Gilles, Head of Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. “We have plenty of Gran Turismo fans in the room and every one of them has the same goal – win the race. Everything we’ve done with the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo aims for that goal.”
The company claims that while the car is designed for the gaming world, it has been engineered for the real world. Hence the graphene skin, bonnet-mounted air intake, and constantly moving active panels mounted above the front and rear fenders.
With a top speed of 650km/h, a G suit would be required to properly use the top-of-the-line Tomahawk