Porsche’s Fabian Schmölz walks CDN through the VisionGT Race Car

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The brand’s first-ever digital-only car for Sony PlayStation’s GT 7 allowed designers complete freedom. Car Design News’ Laura Burstein spoke to designer Fabian Schmölz about the concept

Nearly two-and-a-half years after it was announced at the last IAA in Frankfurt, Porsche’s first-ever virtual racecar has finally debuted in PlayStation’s Gran Turismo 7 racing game.

In collaboration with Polyphony Digital, a Tokyo-based spinoff of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Porsche designed a sleek, low-slung racer with massive wheel arches, futuristic face and a rearward-opening roof inspired by fighter jets. Car Design News spoke with exterior designer Fabian Schmölz who worked on the VisionGT — and whose credits also include the 718 GT4 and Spyder, the 992 GT3 RS, Macan 3, and the Renndienst Concept.

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