The Frankfurt Motor Show has been a mecca of new and yet-to-be-released cars. With most marques announcing their upcoming models, actual units are put on display for all to see, prior to their debuts.
At this year’s show, Porsche wowed the public with their first fully electric production car, the Taycan. As was mentioned, the Taycan was on display as well. What most did not expect, though, is the announcement that we can enjoy the Taycan in the virtual space as well.
The makers of the popular Playstation game Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony Digital, announced that come the October game update, the Taycan will be available for players to use without breaking their bank accounts, virtual or otherwise.
Of course, the top-end Turbo S variant of the Taycan will make its way to GT Sport. With 761PS and 1050Nm of torque courtesy of its dual-motor electric power plant, it is the most extreme model there is. In order to ensure the virtual version’s representation, development teams from Stuttgart and Tokyo worked closely together for nine months to capture every detail of the car. From the interior styling, the exterior design, on-track performance, and even the unique sound from the Taycan, players are sure to get an as close to the real thing experience as it gets.
That’s not all, though, as more cars from Porsche announced for future updates. In the first half of 2020, the 917 Living Legend concept will be made available. This coincides with the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s first Le Mans win. Later in the year, the Porsche Vision Gran Turismo will also be released. Not following any current production models, and as a part of the Vision Gran Turismo project, this will be a never-before-seen car courtesy of Porsche designers.
Given that the Taycan costs somewhere around the PhP 8 million mark, this is the closest we can get to racing with it on track. Oh, October cannot come soon enough.