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If you’re still not a fan of racing sim video games, then cars like the new Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV might just talk you into buying a PlayStation only so you can try out Gran Turismo. The GT SV will be available exclusively within the game sometime next year.

Here are the (theoretical, since it’s only a virtual model) stats for this endurance racer: four electric motors producing 1,877 HP (1,903 PS) and 2,478 lb-ft (3,360 Nm) of torque, 0-60 mph in 1.65 seconds and a 255 mph (410 km/h) top speed.

The Jaguar Design team took last year’s Vision GT Coupe and put it through the ringer, while also taking into consideration gamer feedback from online videos and forums. The carmaker also used design references from the C-type, D-type, XJR-9 and the hardcore XJR-14.

Read: Jaguar Celebrates E-Type Anniversary With Limited Run F-Type Heritage 60 Edition

“Jaguars created for the race track and the road have always shared the same DNA – whether that’s the D-type and XKSS, or the I-PACE and the I-TYPE. So, when the design team behind the Vision GT Coupé were asked to create the ultimate electric gaming endurance racer for Gran Turismo, they worked with engineers from SV and Jaguar Racing to create something really special,” said Jaguar design director, Julian Thomson.

“The Vision GT SV is a dramatic and visually arresting car which showcases what’s possible when the traditional boundaries governing real-world car design are completely removed. In bringing this car to life with a full-size design study we’ve been able to showcase the most extreme version of an electric Jaguar race car that is inspired by the past but looks fearlessly to the future.”

Compared to the GT Coupe, the GT SV is longer by 33.9 inches (861 mm), featuring more downforce thanks to its new front splitter and new deployable rear wing (its most effective aero feature). In order to accelerate airflow, Jaguar went with a completely enclosed, sculpted underbody. The resulting drag coefficient is a staggering Cd 0.398, to go with 1,064 lbs (483 kg) of downforce at 200 mph (322 km/h).

“All the aerodynamic features have been painstakingly optimised through cutting-edge computational fluid dynamics analysis – in exactly the same way we do with real-world projects such as the Jaguar I-TYPE Formula E race cars,” said Jaguar SV aerodynamics senior engineer, Michael O’Regan.

“What I’m most proud of is how we’ve developed the GT SV into a credible electric race car with performance on a par with current endurance race cars – and in such a short space of time.”

As for the interior, it was designed specifically for racing, featuring sweeping surfaces that envelop the driver. The instruments meanwhile are all positioned within reach and the controls are said to be “perfectly weighted” with every component beautifully crafted from advanced lightweight materials such as Typefibre (used on the sculpted composite seats). By the way, Jaguar will test Typefibre in the I-TYPE Formula E car this upcoming season.

 

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Hispano Suiza, the maker of the electric Carmen, will race in next year’s Extreme E Championship with drivers Oliver Bennet and Christine Giampaoli Zonca.

The car manufacturer has partnered with energy drink company Xite Energy and recently unveiled the vehicle it will race with, which is dubbed the HS Extreme E. Like all other racers in the series, it is based on the Odyssey 21 that produces 550 hp and can sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds. Extreme E teams cannot mess with the mechanical parts of the vehicle but they can customize the bodywork.

As for the drivers, 28-year-old Oliver Bennett has competed in the British Rallycross and World Rallycross championships, while 27-year-old Christine Giampaoli Zonca has raced in the World Rally Championship, the Baja 1000, and the Andalucia Road to Dakar Rally.

Read Also: Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne’s Production Capped At 5 Units, Pricing Starts At $2 Million

“HISPANO SUIZA has always integrated values such as sportsmanship and competition into its DNA: both of vital importance for this project,” chairman of Hispano Suiza Miguel Suqué Mateu said in a statement. “Being able to take our brand to the desert, the Polar Arctic Circle or the Amazon, and also do it in a competitive, sustainable way and taking care of our planet, is something magnificent that we will achieve in a competition as revolutionary as Extreme E. I wish to thank our partners and our technical team for their trust and our racing drivers, Oliver and Christine, since they are the ones who will allow us to continue fighting for victories and good results, just as we did 100 years ago”.

“I welcome the legendary Spanish brand HISPANO SUIZA, founded in 1904 by the Suqué Mateu family, to the Extreme E Championship,” added Extreme E founder and chief executive Alejandro Agag. “True to its tradition and racing history, this time, it returns to motorsport looking to the future, to the electrification of mobility. I am convinced that the Hispano Suiza team will honor the great tradition of their name, and will be a formidable competitor in our championship, the most remote sporting event on the planet”.

Other entries in the inaugural 2021 season of the Extreme E series include Cupra, a team led by Lewis Hamilton and another led by his former Mercedes F1 teammate Nico Rosberg.

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繼日前有消息指出,蘋果為研發 Apple Car申請多項專利後,近日根據外媒《Digitimes》的報導,蘋果正持續發展自動駕駛汽車的計畫,將與台積電合作開發自駕車晶片,並在美國設廠。

更多相關報導:大蘋果時代即將來臨?《Apple Car》多項專利曝光 恐顛覆傳統汽車產業

▲未來蘋果將不只有3C產品,可能還會有自家品牌汽車?(圖片來源/Pixabay)

最早蘋果員工是聽聞有電動汽車的開發,但後來重點轉移到開發自動駕駛汽車軟件,而不是實際汽車,不過《Digitimes》指出,有零組件業者透露蘋果對於Apple Car的計畫從未停擺,甚至挖角Tesla車廠高層及研發工程師,以推進生產速度,同時也確定在美國設廠,會開發類似Tesla的自駕車,所以不僅是開發軟件,Apple也將開發品牌車款,雖然目前尚無明確細節與內容,但是外界預估大約會在2024至2025年間看見Apple Car。

此外,美國商標和專利局(USPTO)在上週二(12月9日),批准了蘋果的雷達障礙物偵測系統申請,研判未來也可能應用至Apple Car,而台積電也傳出將一同開發自駕車晶片,成為供應商之一,預計其他供應鏈名單將於明(2021)年陸續公布。

▲digital trends關於apple car的想像圖。(圖片來源/digital trends)

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