Chevrolet Reveals Future Virtual Race Car Powered by a Laser

Design

Designers adapt advanced aerospace ideas for use on the racetrack

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 20 november 2014

Over the past year, many automakers have been unveiling race car concept contributions to the “Vision Gran Turismo” project for the Gran Turismo 6 video game. Chevrolet unveiled their contribution and surprisingly, it isn’t a futuristic Corvette or Camaro. Instead, the automaker rekindled a relationship with iconic Texas-based race team Chaparral who particularly in the 70’s pushed the envelope on advances in race car engineering and design. The Chevrolet and Chaparral partnership introduced a number of technologies the auto industry widely uses today including composite monocoque chassis, lightweight-alloy powertrain systems, automatic transmissions for racing and progressive, active aerodynamics and the development of vehicle data acquisition.

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