Chaparral cars was founded back in 1962, and ever since then, Chaparral and Chevrolet have been collaborating together to make some of the most impressive race car concepts possible. Those cars have even made their way into the virtual world, with the Vision Gran Turismo Concept cars included in the Vision Gran Turismo PlayStation games. Now, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Vision Gran Turismo project, they’ve introduced the 2X VGT car as well.
“Jim Hall and Chaparral blended the art of racing with science in an unprecedented way, changing the sport forever and inspiring a new generation to experiment with aerodynamics and unconventional materials,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “His race cars were four-wheeled physics projects that proved innovation – and a strong Chevy race engine – could drive you to the winner’s circle.”
Make sure to check out all the Vision Gran Turismo concept cars—and to enjoy the video games that allow you to pilot them yourself. Then come see us here at Carl Hogan Automotive and we’ll show you the real-life production cars that help inspire such crazy heights of virtual performance and power.