Vision Gran Turismo, an idea which came about as a 15th anniversary celebration of PlayStation’s globally successful Gran Turismo franchise, is set to welcome a new contender to its futuristic stable, the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo. Amalgam Collection is proud to announce its involvement in the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo project, in a rare twist where the resulting model of the car will be the only physical manifestation of a purely digital design at a large scale.
Unrestrained by current production car constraints, the Vision Gran Turismo project was the brainchild of legendary Japanese game creator and racing car driver, Kazunori Yamauchi. The McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is the work of the McLaren Automotive design team; Design Director Robert Melville and designer Alexandar Alexiev led the project, which showcases the kind of car that McLaren could produce beyond 2030.
Amalgam’s work is a powerful combination of art and technology
The model, which at 1:8 scale measures around 60cm/24 inches long, has had direct input from Melville and Alexiev, and will be limited to a total of 91 models presented in three different liveries. The first model of the run features the lead livery, ‘Performance’ and has been recently gifted to Kazunori Yamauchi as a mark of respect for his creation of the project. A further 30 models of each livery – ‘Performance’, ‘Noir de Noir’ and ‘Ulterior Future’ – will be available for general purchase. Uniquely, three early concept sketches of the car, all signed by Alexandar Alexiev, will accompany each model.
Speaking about the project, Amalgam founder, Sandy Copeman said ‘We are very excited to be able to bring the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo to ‘life’ as an Amalgam Collection model. To be able to work in such detailed and close collaboration with the McLaren Automotive design team has given us a rare insight into the essence of this virtual car, which we believe has been captured in our physical representation.’
Each model bears a uniquely numbered plaque, individually signed by designers Melville and Alexiev, and is mounted on a new base design created especially for this edition.
The retail price of the model will be GBP £5,815.00/EUR €6.980.00/USD $7,440.00 plus shipping.
About the British manufacturer of model cars Amalgam
World leaders in the creation of precisely detailed large scale models for F1 teams and sponsors. Amalgam supplies the leading luxury and sports car manufacturers, builds bespoke models for owners of the real cars, and creates small editions for collectors of fine models worldwide. Amalgam’s work is a powerful combination of art and technology using CAD data and digital scanning alongside timeless sculpting and very refined finishing skills to create models indistinguishable from the real cars in photographs.