Chevrolet Chaparral X2 Concept Displayed at LA Auto Show
The American automaker Chevrolet has revived its old memories of successful partnership with Chaparral at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. On third day of the event, the company unveiled a Vision Gran Turismo based concept namely Chevy Chaparral X2.
Although the Chaparral X2 is not for the real world, it does have a physical existence. This differentiates the X2 from other concept cars of the Grand Turismo series. It comes with a very uncommon design that communicates with a whole new aerodynamic and technological statement.
The Chevrolet Chaparral X2 is supposedly laser propelled by lithium-ion batteries to give an imaginary output of 900 horsepower. With such power, the concept will be able to achieve a top speed of 386 km/h with 0-100km/h acceleration in just 1.5 seconds. However, all this is for the virtual world only.
Moreover, it has a very unique design, which is derived from an advanced work targeted at space travel and future aircraft design. The driver is supposed to lay in a face-down prone position with legs and arms strained towards the 17-inch wheels. Similarly, the instruments are projected onto the driver’s helmet screen. The active aerodynamic elements are also controlled by the driver. This eliminates the need of traditional splitters, spoilers and other panels seen on any other sports car.
Chevrolet and Chaparral had a historic racing partnership, which dates back to 1960s. During their period of association, they accomplished a range of titles including SCCA competition, IndyCar and Trans-Am.
The Chevrolet Chaparral X2 will be available as a downloadable content for the PlayStation 3 game, Gran Turismo 6.