Aston Martin Pulls The Virtual Covers Off DP-100 Concept
Debuts in Gran Turismo 6 This Month
The latest automaker to design and create a virtual vehicle for Gran Turismo 6 is Aston Martin. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, Aston Martin revealed the Design Prototype 100 (DP-100). The concept shows what Aston Martin designers would do if given a "blank sheet of paper."
The DP-100 looks like an Aston Martin from the year 3000. The wide, hunkered-down shape features a number of Aston Martin cues such as the classic grille shape and taillights from the limited production One-77. Other cues to take note of include enormous front fenders, steeply sloped nose, large greenhouse, scissor doors, and oversized air diffuser. The interior features carbon fiber seats, dash, and steering wheel.
Under the skin is a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V12 engine making around 800 horsepower. Aston Martin says they even developed a real suspension and a full electrical system for the DP-100, even though the concept will not go into production. Despite this, Aston Martin's Design Director Marek Reichman says certain pieces of the concept will go into future production models.
"As with the CC100 Speedster Concept, many of the design cues visible in DP-100, such as the light blade rear lamps, could also feed through into future sports cars that we'll launch in the offline world so the importance of this project should not be underestimated."
Now if you're interested in taking a virtual spin the in the DP-100, it will be available this month for owners of Gran Turismo 6.