You'll soon be able to take the Porsche Taycan for a virtual test drive on your PlayStation 4.
Video games offer vital exposure for car manufacturers, as millions of potential customers play racing games such as Forza Motorsport, Need for Speed, and Gran Turismo Sport. They also give fans a chance to take new models for a virtual test drive months before they arrive in dealerships. Take the Porsche Taycan Turbo, for example. Customer deliveries are slated to start in January 2020, but PlayStation 4 owners will get to take Porsche's revolutionary electric sedan for a spin in Gran Turismo Sport very soon.
During the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche announced it has extended its partnership with developer Polyphony Digital to bring three new cars to Gran Turismo Sport. The 750-hp Porsche Taycan Turbo S will be added to Gran Turismo Sport as part of a free update by October as a result of Polyphony Digital and Porsche working closely together during the past nine months. The interior will be replicated in exacting detail with animated instruments. Porsche and Polyphony Digital have also recreated the car's unique sound, performance, and driving characteristics.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary 917 that won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1970, Porsche will also bring the one-off 917 Living Legend concept into Gran Turismo Sport within the first half of 2020, which was made as a tribute to the legendary Le Mans car.
Porsche is also working with Polyphony to create a unique Vision GT concept car. No photos have been released yet, but Porsche teases that a "virtual sports car concept which is not linked to series production will be developed." Other Vision GT cars designed by McLaren, Bugatti, and AMG looked spectacular, so we look forward to seeing what Porsche will bring to the table.