Subaru has fully revealed the fully-digital Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo, which will find its way into Gran Turismo 6 when the next update happens. It took up the mantle from the Viziv 2 Concept that debuted at the Geneva show earlier this year, but this is clearly a much more extreme version of a vaguely similar idea.
A dried fish?
Yes, but think of it more like the Japanese version of truffles, a
savory delicacy. And katsuobushi is hard, like wood. The device to shave
it looks like a woodworker's tool. It's a delicacy with an iconic
shape. Very Japanese, right?
Leaving the katsuobushi aside, the
virtual Viziv GT is powered (virtually) by a 2-liter boxer four
featuring both direct injection and turbocharging to the tune of 591
The Viziv GT has one fun detail: little
lights over each fender that light up when the axle is receiving torque
vectoring courtesy of three electric motors, one up front and two in the
rear, which provide AWD. Subaru compares it to their iconic
"Symmetrical AWD" in an attempt to link it to their road-going cars, but
this is a hybrid system unlike anything the company is doing now.
it's where the company is headed? Mitsubishi is already going down that
road. Enthusiasts will scream bloody murder, but this could be a sneak
peek at a hybridized, CUV-like future for the iconic WRX and STI. Or it
could just be a digital flight of fancy, which of course it is.