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Remember the outrageous Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Nissan showed off earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed? The Japanese manufacturer has splashed on a new coat of “Fire Knight” red paint on the car just in time for the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, happening at the end of this month.

Originally intended to showcase Nissan’s “unreal” potential for the virtual world, the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo has been available for gamers to drive in the racing video game, Gran Turismo 6, since June this year.

Instead of spending countless hours designing a new tool just to take cracks at virtual lap records, it is widely believed that the concept put forward by Nissan Design Europe with the assistance of engineers from the Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan, is as good an official preview as it gets of the next-generation R36 Nissan GT-R.

You could argue that it’s all very dramatic to look at, but look closely and there are design elements here that you may want to take note of for future reference. These include the use of Nissan’s signature V-motion bar on the front grille, wraparound windscreen design, twin bonnet vents, giant rear wing, and the GT-R’s signature quad round taillights.

If in fact the next-gen GT-R ends up looking anything like this, it just might be one to properly rattle the Italian heavyweights. Don’t you think so?