Video game car design, merges into real world car design… blurred lines between them. I always knew this would happen. My Masters thesis looked at the future of virtual vehicles back in 2000.
This process can work both ways too! As seen when Rockstar commissioned this car.
I was always promised one of my own Burnout car designs would make it to real life- but only one rear end ever got built (of the Revenge Racer), to be displayed crashing into a wall. Should try to find the image I was sent of that.
Nissan are old hands at getting involved with Gran Turismo games, and they also revealed a stunning concept car at Goodwood this week. Freedom from production constraints and costs can let designers really fly with their pencils!