In light of the recent reveals of numerous exclusive Vision Gran Turismo Concepts from Nissan, Mercedes, BMW, and Volkswagen, Aston Martin has revealed its own virtual racer at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Called the Aston Martin Design Prototype 100 (or DP-100 for short), the concept was penned by Aston Martin’s internal design team in six months.
To back up its ballistic shape, the Aston DP-100 sports a twin-turbo V-12 mounted amidship, providing up to 800 hp. In addition, the DP-100 has a fully functional suspension, as well as a “state-of-the-art” electronics system.
Much of the design language found on the DP-100 can be traced to past and present Aston Martin models. The front end gets the familiar Aston "mouth," which protrudes slightly and sits low in the valance similar to the Le Mans-spec Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 LMP1 racer. The rear is just as stunning as the rest of the body, with swoopy taillights reminiscent of those found on the beautiful (and mega-exclusive) One-77. From the side, the DP-100 pulls subtle flowing lines from Aston's production GTs, like the DB9 and Vanquish.
Aston Martin is not the only one pleased with the outcome of the DP-100 project. Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo, found the Aston Martin DP-100 incredible upon first viewing. “When I first came face-to-face with this car at the Aston Martin Headquarters in Gaydon, U.K., I was at a loss for words seeing the level of perfection in its design," he said. "I was surprised by the bold proposal of the car being the first mid-ship layout model in Aston Martin history. And while it is clean and classy in design, it is also very emotional. Not only that, there was this future Aston Martin in front of me, that was so detailed it could be released on the market pretty much as is.”
You can download the Aston Marin DP-100 in Gran Turismo 6 this July. Let us know what your favorite of the Gran Turismo concepts is in the comments below.
Source: Aston Martin