The roster of virtual concepts heading to Sony’s Gran Turismo 6 Vision GT game will grow again this week when Aston Martin reveals a new show car.
Named ‘DP-100’ - Design Prototype 100 - the new Vision GT racer will make its debut at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Little is known about the new concept, although it appears clear from one teaser sketch that the DP-100 will wear a unique profile not seen on any recent Aston production models.
One key difference will be in the concept’s proportions, shifting from Aston’s traditional long-bonnet design to the modern cab-forward shape used by many of the brand’s rivals.
That outline, combined with a second teaser image, reveals that the concept - although a virtual one - will be powered by a mid-mounted V12 engine.
A third closely-cropped teaser reveals a tall Le Mans-like fender design, inset with compact carbon fibre-wrapped headlights.
Aston Martin says the concept was designed entirely in-house, under the direction of chief designer Marek Reichman.
Could the DP-100 then be a preview of the carmaker’s next-generation styling language and body configuration?
Unlikely… Aston has already confirmed that while an all-new model, its coming 2016 replacement for the DB9 will evolve the brand’s familiar look.
Likewise, the company’s next architecture will be all-new - but clearly based on the layout already used in Aston’s existing line-up.
For now then, Aston’s DP-100 concept is likely to be little more than a fantastical showcar - although we could perhaps see a new Le Mans racer spawned from its design.
Watch for the concept to make its first appearance this week.
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