Just to keep it real we would like to let you all know this is all for a video game. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ high performance SRT team didn’t cut corner s when it came to developing its 2035 SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo concept.
The new digital supercar, to be released this summer for “Gran Turismo 6” on the Playstation 3 game console was engineered and developed to the same standards as any SRT vehicle on the road. The entire vehicle design, from the driver position to the nearly flat layout of the V-10 engine, is intended to achieve the lowest possible center of gravity. Fiat Chrysler’s head of global design, Ralph Gilles, a gaming enthusiast, said while the vehicle was an opportunity for designers and the SRT team to show some futuristic ideas, some aspects could be used in production vehicles. “Clearly, there’s forward-thinking here,” he said during a media event at FCA US LLC headquarters in Auburn Hills. “Whether the human body can handle what this car can do is a whole other discussion, but bits and pieces of it, even visually, are already starting to inspire what we’re up to.”
The single seat, mid-engine hybrid supercar has more than 1,000 horsepower with an auxiliary drive; GTS-R for racing at 1,450 horsepower, and the “experimental technology ultimate version X” at 2,590 horsepower and max torque of 895 pound-feet. In real life, the human body couldn’t actually hand the amount of power the top-end vehicle has, so the SRT team also designed a driver suit that allows a driver to hand the estimated 10 Gs of force. Players will be able to choose from three different versions of the car.
Paul Hoste, a 26 year old Jeep designer is whose vehicle design was chosen for the game. “I wanted to do a design that paid homage to the heritage vehicles and the one that stood out to me was Viper…..for the emotion, the attitude and the surfacing.” The vehicle features exposed carbon fiber, Viper-like hood air intake, sleek lights and fiver center mounted exhaust pipes. It is the latest addition to the Vision Gran Turismo project where automakers, design houses and leading brands around the world showcase special concept vehicles exclusively in Gran Turismo. “I think it was just an incredible opportunity to be creative, just do whatever you want and go nuts with creativity,” Hoste says. “It was basically limitless.”
Though the SRT Tomahawk may not mean anything for actual drivers and car fanatics, it’ll be a dream car to drive in Gran Turismo 6. It will be available soon and gamers will have to complete various stages in order to gain access to the different trim levels.