It is hard to imagine that six years have passed since the first concept in the Vision Gran Turismo range was introduced. It was the Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show that anticipated the design of the AMG GT that would make its debut a year later. Lamborghini is the latest to announce one of the concepts, revealing the eye-catching design on Sunday during the last FIA GT Championship in Monaco.
Called the Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo and it has a dramatic single seat similar to the concept of the 2013 Lamborghini Egista. While Egoista was based on the Lamborghini V-10 platform, the new Lambo V12 Vision GT is of course dependent on the V-12 platform from the car manufacturer. The transmission is compatible with the 807 hp setting of the recently launched Sian super sports car, in which the naturally pulled V-12 engine is connected to an electric motor powered by a super capacitor.
The concept design is also based on the Sian, especially the Y signature for the front and rear lights. Meanwhile, the side windows are inspired by the 1968 Lamborghini Marzal. Speaking of windows: they form a jet fighter hood that is articulated at the rear and allows the driver to enter the cabin from the front. .
The mysterious model should not be confused with the single-track Aventador, which is being prepared by Lamborghini’s Motorsport Department Squadra Corse. The Hardcore Aventador is slated to be launched in 2020 and is expected to be the last in the Lamborghini V-12 series without the need for powertrains such as electrification or turbochargers.
It is unlikely that we will see the Lambo V12 Vision GT in production, although from spring 2020 you can drive one in the virtual world in “Gran Turismo Sport” on Sony’s PlayStation 4. However, we were able to determine design influences on future models. Brand production? Most likely. According to Lamborghini, the concept extends the potential of the brand’s design DNA in a very futuristic way.
Vision Gran Turismo is a challenge that Kazunori Yamauchi, the inventor of the popular racing simulator, poses to car design teams around the world to develop the best Gran Turismo. Most of the concepts were too wild for production, but some have influenced car design either on the road or soon.