Mitsubishi unveils Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo

Modified On May 31, 2014 04:01 PM By Bala Subramaniam

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It’s the season of Gran Turismo and things get interesting every passing day. Several manufacturers have designed their own cars for the Gran Turismo 6 game and now it’s time for Mitsubishi to do one of theirs. The result is the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo that has been released on Gran Turismo 6, available exclusively on PlayStation 3. This is a hybrid concept packed with know-how and spirit gained through motorsports. Take this opportunity to experience its driving performance!

Mitsubishi unveils Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo

As we all know Mitsubishi Motors is a company with an amazing history in rallies and the special Concept XR-PHEV follows design cues from the rally racing. For the development of the Gran Turismo concept car, the company’s design team, Advanced Vehicle Research and Development Group, and Aerodynamic Engineering Development Group followed the same process they would normally follow to plan and develop real motorsports vehicles.

Mitsubishi unveils Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo

With the styling based on the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the “Athlete Form" design concept has been advanced further and the emphasis is on aggressive driving features. The front grill is something that next generation Mitsubishi automobiles could also get while the shape that forms a wedge starting from the triple diamond mark is designed in the image of an athlete at crouching position on a starting line, read to take off.

Mitsubishi unveils Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo

The concept uses advanced development technology from the Plug-in Hybrid EV System. The spontaneous power of the motor and powerful torque of the engine is transmitted to all four wheels through an 8 speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). And to control the enormous drive performance, the car comes with S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system that distributes the drive force optimally to the 4 wheels that produces a handling characteristic, which moves the car exactly as the driver wants it to.

Mitsubishi unveils Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo

The carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) body reduces weight contributing further to its agility, while the the aerodynamic form of the front and rear diffusers provides downforce for excellent cornering performance. The car also gets large diameter 20 inch aluminum wheels that give an impression of a tough suspension system and the front and rear fenders reflect the image of toned muscles of a powerful athlete.

The car can be purchased from [Vision GT] area within the [CARS] section in "My Home" after Update 1.08 has been installed. It is also possible to get the car by completing a lap (regardless of the lap time) in the new Seasonal Event, available only for a limited time.

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