First teased in the latest episode of the online show Night City Wire (watch below), the Cyberpunk 2077 Porsche 911 Turbo, based on the model range first launched back in 1974, will be included in the game as a unique, fully-drivable vehicle. Its presence is tied to one of the game’s main characters – rebel rockerboy Johnny Silverhand, played and portrayed by Keanu Reeves.
The automotive icon retains its classic 1977 look, painstakingly recreated and adapted by CD PROJEKT RED concept and vehicle artists using sketches, photographs, and photogrammetry.
The model has been adapted to the reality of 2077 through the addition of, among others, 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. 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,” said Paweł Mielniczuk, Art Director of Characters, Weapons and Vehicles, CD PROJEKT RED.
In addition to the Porsche 911 Turbo appearing in the game, a real-life and fully operational rendition of its Johnny Silverhand variant has been constructed. The car will be available on display outside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart from October 15th to October 22nd. 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.
As part of Night City Wire‘s fourth episode, CD PROJEKT RED released new footage from the Cyberpunk 2077, covering vehicles and styles, along with fresh teaser, behind-the-scenes videos and a sum-up of the official cosplay contest.
The most recent installment of the Cyberpunk 2077-focused online event started out with “Rides of the Dark Future” – an in-depth look at the variety of cars, bikes, and other means of transportation in Night City and beyond, including a sneak-peek at a very special ride belonging to the Cyberpunk legend.
Two behind-the-scenes videos followed. “Revving Up Night City” shows the development team recording audio for the vehicles of the game to help bring them fully to life.
In “Arch Motorcycle with Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger,” both co-founders of the motorcycle company talk details about their collaboration with CD PROJEKT RED on Cyberpunk 2077.
“2077 in Style,” on the other hand, is all about the look, feel, and fashion of 2077‘s most dangerous megalopolis, as well as that of its inhabitants — those famous, infamous, and everyone in-between.
The latest episode of Night City Wire also featured the reveal of an all new CGI teaser — “The Diner” — showing gamers what it takes to get to the top in the world of the dark future.
Last but not least, during the pre-show segment of the event, a video from the grand finale of the official Cyberpunk 2077 cosplay contest was aired, where finalists presented their creations and a winner was decided.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future – Night City. The game follows the story of V, a hired gun on the rise in a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers.
Featuring CD PROJEKT RED’s hallmark concept of choices and consequences, players will face difficult decisions that ripple through the entire game. Winner of over 200 awards, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the universe of the classic pen & paper RPG system, Cyberpunk 2020.
Cyberpunk 2077 (pre-order at Amazon) will release November 19th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Stadia. The game will also be playable on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles when available. At a later date, a free upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of next-gen hardware, will become available for owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, respectively.
In case you missed them, you can still watch previously-released videos for the anticipate game below.