Lamborghini recently lifted the virtual veil on its latest concept car, the V12 Vision Gran Turismo – and you can drive it from autumn next year… sort of.
With the debut of the wild concept, the Sant’Agata brand for now bookends a large catalogue of “Vision” concept cars, designed by marques such as Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti and Jaguar; for the acclaimed Gran Turismo racing game.
The Lamborghini V12 Vision will be available for anyone to drive in the second quarter of next year, in Playstation’s Gran Turismo Sport game.
While a physical life-scale model was displayed in Monaco ahead of the 2019 FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships, the wild concept is highly unlikely to enter production. However, within the game’s lore, the V12 Vision is underpinned by the recently-revealed Lamborghini Sian (which is going into limited production).
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That means the wild single-seater body is draped over a hybridised 6.5lt V12 system, yielding 602kW and the ability to clock triple digits in just 2.8 seconds, and a pixelated top speed of 350km/h.
Visually, it’s unmistakably Lamborghini, bearing the brand’s signature Y-lights both front and back, with aggressive and angular lines framing a disconnected single-seat driver cell, and hexagonal side windows providing a historical nod to the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept.
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The virtual driver enters the car from the front, through a jetfighter-like canopy, and is faced with a digital steering wheel and a complex heads up display.
Head of Lamborghini Centro Stile, Mitja Borket stated: “The Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo is created to provide the ultimate virtual car for young fans and gamers, who are ultra-enthusiastic about Lamborghini and its futuristic aspirations”.
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“It is an opportunity for Lamborghini’s design talent to stretch its wings and visualize a car that, like every Lamborghini, not only is a head-turner and the best driving experience, but also mirrors Lamborghini’s push on future technologies, particularly in the arena of lightweight materials and hybridization”.
The V12 Vision may never enter production, but as an unabashed exercise in futuristic design, it’s certainly an interesting glimpse into what race cars might look like in the future. And if that’s the case, feel free to sign us up right now!