Gran Turismo 7 will feature an all-new concept from Ferrari, and it will be revealed at the Nations Cup World Finals.
Ferrari and Gran Turismo have teased a new Vision GT supercar coming to the PlayStation game soon, and it will be revealed on Friday, 25 November, at the Gran Turismo Nations Cup World Finals. Simulated racing has become a big deal in recent years, and manufacturers are taking advantage of the creative freedoms offered by a world where physics and cost have no impact on your designs.
While Ferrari is no stranger to creating machines that people lust after and can race in the real world, the opportunity to design something without limits is emancipating, yet Ferrari's new arrival will surely be easily recognizable as a Maranello creation.
The brief teaser clip above was posted to Ferrari's YouTube channel, as well as that of Gran Turismo TV. While we can't see much, there's no doubt that those LED strips come from a modern Fezza. Remember the Ferrari Daytona SP3 revealed a year ago? That car introduced similar daytime running lights at the front, and these have now become a distinctive element of special Ferraris. The same sort of running lights appear on the 499P hypercar that will compete at Le Mans next year, and we suspect that the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo will look rather similar to that race car, just as the Porsche Vision GT car looks almost identical to its 963 Le Mans contender.
It's a great time for any brand to be associated with the Gran Turismo franchise. Not only are we in an era of unreal graphics and gameplay, but the Sony title is currently being turned into a feature film in which a GT player who excels in online racing earns the opportunity to become a real-life racing driver. If you think that's a bit too much of a stretch, you'll be surprised to learn that the story is based on the events that led to GT player Jann Mardenborough graduating from a TV screen in a bedroom to the cockpit of various race cars.
Ferrari's involvement may not be related to the film, but it's clear that motorsport in all forms is rising in popularity, and that's only going to progress further once next year's World Endurance Championship gets underway. We can't wait to try the new racer out for ourselves in Gran Turismo 7, and we'll let you know when that is possible when the announcement is made this week.