It’s not the first time that a company has envisioned a car so fantastic, so sexy, that they created it for use in a racing game since creating an actual conceptual car would be near impossible or insanely expensive. This time around it’s Fiat Chrysler who has unveiled the Tomahawk Supercar for use in Gran Turismo 6. Scheduled for release as a free update this summer (2015) the Tomahawk will come in 3 different tuned variations; SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo, SRT Tomahawk GTS-R Vision Gran Turismo and the SRT Tomahawk X Vision Gran Turismo.
- SRT Tomahawk S Vision Gran Turismo
The Tomahawk S is the entry level machine to prep players for the incredible performance of the Tomahawk series; but the specs of the “S” are already off the charts. The 7.0-litre wide-angle V-10 is tuned to deliver 792 hp (compared with 645 hp for the 8.4-litre V-10 in the 2015 Dodge Viper). The pneumatically driven front wheels add 215 hp, for total system output of 1,007 hp. With a curb weight of 2,026 pounds, this version of the SRT Tomahawk is the heaviest, yet it has a top speed in excess of 250 mph.
- SRT Tomahawk GTS-R Vision Gran Turismo
Race tuning pushes output of the V-10 to 1,137 hp, while the air-driven front wheels add 313 hp for a total system output of 1,450 hp. Aggressive weight-cutting techniques whittles the curb weight of the Tomahawk GTS-R to 1,459 pounds (the lightest of any version) and the top speed in excess of 300 mph.
- SRT Tomahawk X Vision Gran Turismo
This is the ultimate Tomahawk that incorporates a variety of experimental technologies. With a redline set at 14,500 rpm, the V-10 engine pumps out 2,168 hp (nearly three times the output from the base Tomahawk S). The front wheel drivetrain contributes an additional 422 hp at peak, for a total output of 2,590 hp. That gives the Tomahawk X a top speed of 404 mph. Due to the extreme performance of the X version, the driver is required to wear a G-suit to withstand the extreme cornering forces.
“I’m truly happy that FCA and its performance division, SRT, has captured the spirit of the Vision Gran Turismo with the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo and president of Polyphony Digital, Inc. FCA US designers took part in a design competition and the concept that was chosen is extreme in every way with its striking form, aerodynamic proportions, internal mechanisms and advanced driver’s suit. Due to the radical design of the vehicle, our physics team had to develop new physics for Gran Turismo in order to represent the car properly in the game. We thank everyone at FCA who enjoyed the Vision Gran Turismo project and I am looking forward to the day when we can share the vision of SRT with Gran Turismo players.” — Kazunori Yamauchi
This is one amazing looking vehicle and only makes you wish that cars like this could exist today. Futuristic, fast and oh so sexy… for a car that is. Can’t wait to get my hands on it and pick up Gran Turismo 6 again.
For more information on the Fiat Chrsyler inspired Super Car, be sure to check out http://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/news/00_4849755.html.