Is This The Next Nissan GTR?

Maybe. What you are looking at is technically called the Nissan Concept 2020. If you've got Gran Turismo 6 on Playstation 3, you'll be able to drive it starting in July when it's available for download.

Initially, it was an excuse for Nissan's designers to go all-out on a supercar without having to worry about real-world practicality, but they did such a good job, it's possible you're looking at the early stages of a new GTR. This would be a good thing.

Nissan considered it to have enough promise that it was sent to one of their engineering teams in Japan for further refinement before being released in the virtual world. 

Will Nissan decide to make it? For all the brashness of the car's futuristic lines, the company itself "believes that the real-world is ready" for a car like this. Keep in mind, this is the same company that turned gamers into real-life racers, so it's absolutely possible that this will evolve into the next GTR.

Regardless of the concept's possible future, it certainly looks good in action. Was this Nissan's way of trying to gauge whether there'd be a market for it? The skeptic in us thinks yes but oh my god who cares. Do it! 

Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's all in favor of letting the public drive concept cars, because the games are infinitely better than posters.