Originally released in Gran Turismo 6 on December 17, 2014
Conceived as a “Garage 56” Le Mans Experimental Prototype, the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is a look into the future of motorsports and inspired by the combined sensations of flying in a wing suit and a Moto GP race bike... an experience where the 2X pilot flies around the circuit, headlong, just inches from the race surface. The 2X’s Chevrolet power unit is unlike anything seen on the track before... it literally thrusts itself down the track with laser pulse shock waves generated by an advanced propulsion system from Chevrolet.
The driving position creates one of the most immersive and exciting experiences ever imagined in four wheel motorsports. The vehicle architecture and design take its shape as a result of the “forward flight” driving position, one where the pilot becomes at one with the structure of the car. Once on board, with the canopy retracted to the closed position, the 2X forms a totally unique envelope around the pilot’s outstretched body. Hand and foot controls operate independently and involve all of the frictionless, magnetic bearing wheels. Vehicle acceleration, deceleration and direction is controlled by the movement & physical inputs of the 2X pilot, a true application of four points of control. Braking is handled by a combination of Brembo magnetic re-gen callipers and deployable AeroBrake panels in the 2X bodywork.
The integral BodyFrame is created using a unique “layup schedule” which allows the entire structure to act in unison with the 2X suspension. The main body also incorporates the super-ridged propulsion structure which ensures absolute accuracy of the thrust parabola to the laser pulse cone. The variable positioning of the thrust cone vanes serve to create propulsion and downforce by the simultaneous use of this multi-vane adjustability and a lower Thrust Vectoring panel. The combination of these two technologies allows the Chaparral 2X pilot to fine tune downforce to the exact spot on a given circuit, actually “pressing” the tyre’s contact patch onto the track surface and enhancing mechanical grip where needed most.
The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo. The spirit of Jim Hall’s amazing legacy of motorsport innovation embodied in a bold statement. One which will revolutionize the future of Le Mans Experimental prototypes. Like nothing you’ve ever seen or heard before.
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