Date posted : November 27. 2019
If you think the Lamborghini Egoista from 2013 was a radical design, I'm sure you'll be even more impressed with the Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo concept that has just been unveiled at the World Finals of the 2019 FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Just like the Egoista, this new V12 Vision concept is a single-seater, but unlike the Egoista, which was fully driveable with a V10 engine, the V12 Vision Gran Turismo takes the powertrain from the Sián that has been recently unveiled as Lamborghini's first hybrid model using a Supercapacitor instead of batteries.
On the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo the driver enters the car from the front, the entire cockpit is hinged at the rear to open up and allow easy entry, when seated the driver has an open steering wheel in front of him (or her) and will see a projection of the necessary dials ahead ... this is a virtual cockpit design taken to the next level.
The overall design of the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo comes for the artists at the Centro Stile, but they did look into the history of the brand ... the hexagon design elements are derived from the Marzal prototype for instance, the taillights show the well-known Y shape sized up considerably on this concept, and they are an integral part of the split rear wing styling.
Because this is a single-seater, race car, the front wheels are completely separated from the cockpit itself, creating an even better airflow around these parts, while the front driving lights do show the Y-shape too, they are stretched to the edge as far as they would go.
The Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo is a virtual concept, a car that can only be driven in the famous Gran Turismo Sport racing game for the Sony PlayStation 4 console during the spring of 2020 ... it might be the closest many will get to be behind the steering wheel of a Lamborghini ...
I sure hope we'll be seeing a 1/18 scale model of this impressive concept soon, at least that way we can admire this intricate design all the time.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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