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FCA teases SRT Tomahawk for Gran Turismo

Gamers will be first, and maybe only, drivers to shake down powerful single-seater

Published: May 30, 2015, 7:00 PM
Updated: January 16, 2018, 5:54 PM

SRT Tomahawk Vision GT

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA US LLC) has teased images of the single-seat SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo hybrid concept soon to be unveiled exclusively in the Gran Turismo gaming universe as part of the stable of vehicles in Gran Turismo 6 for Playstation 3.

SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo tailpipes

Yes, gamers will be the first (and maybe the only ones) to try out the vehicle on some of the world’s toughest courses. Although, Tomahawk could theoretically be developed into a single seat race car or an ultra-performance two seater (though some will argue FCA really already has one of those in the SRT Viper).

Right now, there isn’t much to report except that images point to a vehicle that will apparently follow the recent theme of edgy aerodynamics, with lots of air tunnels and LED lighting. One of the interesting features is a five-port exhaust, which may point to a 10-cylinder engine with pipes for five couples of cylinders.

Dodge Tomahawk concept motorcycle

Following that line of thought, the Tomahawk name was used on a concept motorcycle unveiled at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It used the 8.3-litre V10 from the Dodge Viper, putting 500 hp and 525 lb.ft. to the rear wheels. Two close-set wheels at each end acted independently of each other, allowing the vehicle to lean in corners.

Although it could reportedly attain a top speed of 680 km/h (420 mph), which under scrutiny was downgraded to 480 (300), and then later revealed that nobody had ridden it faster than 160 km/h (110 mph).

SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo bodywork

As many as nine were reportedly bought through the Neiman Marcus catalog at a price of $550,000 U.S. each, though they were delivered with the Dodge disclaimer that Tomahawk should be considered a piece of rolling sculpture, rather than a ridable conveyance.

It looks as though the SRT Tomahawk will also be unusable in the real world.