CD Projekt Red has announced that they have recreated the classic Porsche 911 Turbo to be featured in its upcoming “Cyberpunk 2077” video game.
The car will be included in the video game as a drivable vehicle. The car’s presence is tied to one of the game’s main characters, Johnny Silverhand, played by Keanu Reeves. It has been adapted to the reality of 2077 through the addition of a lidar attached to the front, a set of sensors and elements to identify the vehicle from the air and electronic mirrors with monitors inside the vehicle.
“Johnny’s a legend of the Cyberpunk universe,” says Pawel Mielniczuk, art director, characters, weapons and vehicles, CD Projekt Red. “When thinking about what kind of car he’d be driving through the streets of Night City, we knew it would have to be one just as legendary as he is. Having Johnny’s story in mind and being huge fans of Porsche ourselves, the answer could only be the classic 911 Turbo.”
In addition to the 911 Turbo appearing in the game, a real-life and fully operational rendition of Johnny Silverhand vehicle has been constructed. The car will be available on display outside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, from Oct. 15-22. It is also featured in a commercial shot on location, telling the story of a car that retains a mysterious connection to its previous owner.
“Cyberpunk 2077” will release Nov. 19, 2020, for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Stadia.