The Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo Is Virtually The Coolest Thing You Will See Today
Lamborghini has unveiled its latest concept car, the Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo, just ahead of the World Finals of the 2019 FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships taking place in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The emphasis behind the Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision GT (clearly Ferrari does not have the exclusive rights to odd double names) is its ‘fun to drive’ nature, although, in this case, it is within the digital environment of the Gran Turismo Sport PlayStation game, as, despite the achingly beautiful model that was built for the event, this is solely a digital reveal.
Stefano Domenicali, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. comments, “Lamborghini is a very young brand, and this is why we are here today to present our newest virtual vision in the form of a real model, with a highly futuristic and cool design to be enjoyed by the young generation of racing game and super sports car enthusiasts.”
The Lambo V12 Vision GT may not be heading to your local Lamborghini anytime soon but it has many real-world influences and has been designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile in Sant’Agata Bolognese. It is a single-seater, which uses the powertrain from the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. That means a combined 807 hp from its 6.5-liter V12 hybrid engine, which in the Sián means 0-62mph in 2.8-seconds and a limited top speed of 217mph.
So it may be rooted in the virtual world but the Vision GT’s performance and looks are based very much in reality. The design itself builds on historic Lamborghini styling cues, expanding the potential of the design language in a very futuristic way.
The interior too has received just as much attention as the rest of the vehicle, it resembles a futuristic jet fighter with all vital information being projected virtually in front of the driver.
“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,” said Mitja Borkert, head of Lamborghini Centro Stile. ”It is an opportunity for the design talent within Lamborghini to stretch its wings and visualize a car that, like every Lamborghini, 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 Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision GT will be virtually available from spring 2020 and with a bit of luck, some of its ground-breaking design cues will become part of the next generation of the marque’s hypercars.
Images courtesy of Lamborghini