McLaren 720S designer dissects more cars from GTA V video games
We’ve seen quite a few videos from famous car designer Frank Stephenson, but this one is different. While the subject is generally a new supercar, this video offers a deep dive into the wide range of fictitious cars available in the enduring video game Grand Theft Auto V. He already shared a video about the whips of GTA V, and now we have a follow-up.
As silly as it sounds – vehicles are caricatures of actual cars after all – it’s rather interesting to taste these digital creations through the eyes of a famous designer. Stephenson’s rich portfolio includes hypercars like the McLaren P1 to everyday drivers like the modern Mini, and in fact, this video begins with GTA V’s take on these two cars. In short, he’s not impressed. Isn’t imitation meant to be the sincerest form of flattery?
From there, the video focuses on six other cars available in the game. It’s not hard to identify the sixth-generation Toyota Celica as the basis for the next car, although he’s not a fan of the. rally-inspired lights. His criticism continues with the third-generation Mazda RX-7, although he actually believes the GTA version of the current Toyota Supra is better than the real one. The pseudo-Ferrari SF90 is unfinished in the back in his opinion, and the wild Lamborghini Marzal concept car also lives in the GTA world. It’s slightly modified in that it’s also a submarine much like Bond’s Lotus in The spy who loved me, but Stephenson loves it.
The video ends with a lukewarm take on GTA’s interpretation of the Corvette C8. Oddly enough, we are surprised to find that the video includes one of the our old C8 Corvette spy photos for real reference. Frank, we are delighted that you are reading Motor1.com and we would be happy to help you with your videos. A warning before using any of our watermark images is the right way to go. This is our short review of the day here.
GTA V is definitely not a driving simulation. It’s not even a driving-focused game, but there’s no denying that a vast automotive culture exists in the GTA online universe. Maybe these sometimes wacky car designs are really worth checking out for possible real-world applications? Yeah, probably not.