Here at Gjovik Auto, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw Chevy’s all-new Chaparral 2X Vision GT. The new model is certainly not for the faint of heart, featuring an incredibly futuristic design. Designed for the video game series Gran Turismo, Chevy actually took the liberty of building a model and showcasing it at the LA Auto Show.
— Team Chevy (@TeamChevy) November 20, 2014
Chaparral 2X Vision GT Concept
According to the BBC, the model has 900 horsepower—in theory. The Chaparral 2X Vision GT is essentially conceptual, and, in theory, is driven by a laser-powered lithium ion battery system. Supposedly, this concept has been drawn from aircraft design, but once again, still only exists on a computer screen.
“The Chaparral 2X VGT is a vision of how advanced technology may shape the look and driving experience of racing,” explains Chevy. “Chaparral’s race cars and methods were seen as outlandish four decades ago. The 2X VGT concept might just be a harbinger of motorsports in the next four decades.”
So who cares about a conceptual design, right? While it’s true you won’t be seeing this model on the highway anytime soon, it does provide a foundation for the future of auto design. By thinking outside of the box, automakers like Chevy are paving the way for vehicles that are faster and more efficient than ever before.
Until then, we will have to settle for the amped-up 2015 Chevrolet Camaro with its 426 horspower. Visit Gjovik Auto in Sandwich, IL and take a Camaro out for a test drive!