Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo Delights Button-Mashing Mopar Fans

Photo Credit: FCA Flickr/ Sony Computer Entertainment


Approaching the summer time in the northern hemisphere, it is approaching the period (a frightening short one in Canada) where automotive enthusiasts can delight in the perfect weather for outdoor auto shows and other events. The sunny, warm days serve as the invitation for rolling eye candy to stroll out of garages. While summer provides a much more inviting time of year than winter, there is the inevitable days of rain or excessive heat. Perhaps a video game took help pass the time? For Sony Playstation 3 gamers plugging in Gran Turismo 6, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has prepared a little something extra to bring sunshine to cloudy summer days.

First mentioned last week, SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo is now fully unveiled by FCA and Sony Computer Entertainment. A super sleek supercar, the SRT Tomahawk is the latest vehicle motivated by virtual world of the popular Gran Turismo 6 title. Designed by Tom Hoste under the guidance of Ralph Gilles, the Tomahawk's design took inspiration from the Dodge Viper and magnified it into an extreme hyper vehicle.



Photo Credit: FCA Flickr/ Sony Computer Entertainment


A single-seat vehicle powered by a hybrid powertrain, the Tomahawk will be offered in three versions on the video game auto racing platform. The experience of the SRT Tomahawk starts with the S model (the one in red and carbon black in the pictures above and below) described as the street model of this wicked virtual supercar. A lightweight version of the supercar, the SRT Tomahawk GTS-R was created as a tailored race car. The Tomahawk X (the center vehicle shown in white in the photos) is an experiment take on the design. Said to employ every advanced technology possible for making a vehicle go fast, the SRT Tomahawk X will also possess some ideas that haven't even been previously used in automobiles. Extensive active aerodynamics is evident on the Tomahawk X.


Photo Credit: FCA Flickr/ Sony Computer Entertainment

Powering the virtual vehicle is a combination of old-school horsepower and advanced hybrid technologies. A 144-degree 7.0-liter V-10 engine delivers the main performance for the SRT Tomahawk through the rear wheels. The front wheels of the Tomahawk is under the influence of a unique power system using pressurized air fueled by tanks integrated into the chassis. Total horsepower of the SRT Tomahawk varies depending on the model. Total output for the Tomahawk S 1,007 horsepower, the Tomahawk GTS-R's horsepower is 1,450 horsepower. The SRT Tomahawk X utilizes the highest of technology generates an astounding 2,590 horsepower amount.



Photo Credit: FCA


The SRT Tomahawk is construction is made possible by a composite frame. A super lightweight vehicle, the Tomahawk GTS-R weighs just 1,459 pounds. With the high-powered hybrid propulsion system, the Tomahawk promises a sensationally quick track experience. The Tomahawk S can achieve a top speed of 250 miles per hour on the track. In race trim with reduced weight, the GTS-R model can sail to over 300 miles per hour. With mammoth horsepower and superior go-fast technologies, a top speed potential of 404 mile per hour can be obtained with the Tomahawk X. Due to extreme speeds and G-force loads, the driver of the SRT Tomahawk X is required to wear a G-suit (similar to the one worn by a jet fighter aircraft pilot).

The SRT Tomahawk line will be accessible on Gran Turismo 6 this summer.

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