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Gran Turismo 6 gets new car from BMW Group

Arriving alongside Gran Turismo 6 patch 1.07 is a new car created by the BMW design team. Designed to resurrect the excitement and passion of 1970s touring cars, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo boasts a virtual three-litre six-cylinder inline engine developed by BMW M GmbH, "which promises a peak performance of 404 kW/549 hp, fast laps and optimum handling and control."

“The BMW Vision Gran Turismo is pure BMW sportiness and dynamics. It’s a precise driving machine engineered and designed to race and win," said BMW Automobiles' Head of Design, Karim Habib.

Here's a brief description of the BMW Vision Gran Turismo, and below that is a making-of video for the car.

Following in the tradition of the successful BMW touring cars of the 1970s, the BMW design team has created an uncompromising road racer for the modern era. Crisp proportions and a dynamic silhouette give the BMW Vision Gran Turismo the appearance of speed, even standing still. Front and rear spoilers ensure optimum down-force, while all air conduction elements reduce drag and lower the vehicle’s total weight through the use of carbon fibre. The paint finish in BMW M colours traces the flow of the airstream, recalling BMW Motorsports successes. 

The technology in the BMW Vision Gran Turismo is just as impressive as its uncompromising design. A powerful three-litre six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology delivers a maximum power of 404 kW/549 hp between 6,200 min-1 and 7,300 min-1. Its peak torque of 680 Nm is developed at just 1,900 rpm. A sequential six-speed transmission, operated by gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, distributes engine power to the driven rear axle. The outstanding performance characteristics of the BMW Vision Gran Turismo, which weighs only 1,180 kilograms, include perfect 50:50 axle load distribution. 

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