Italian design house Zagato has taken to the Tokyo motor show to reveal its IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo, which will star in the new Gran Turismo Sport video game.
Named after the Milan-based automaker Iso, the IsoRivolta features a bespoke chassis and is powered by a 6.2-litre twin-turbo V8 from a Callaway Corvette.
According to Zagato, the IsoRivolta develops 997hp (743kW). There’s no torque figure mentioned, though the company claims the twin-turbo coupe can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 2.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 365km/h (227mph).
The Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo is said to weigh 1129 kilograms, while drive is sent to the rear wheels via a 10-speed sequential automatic transmission.
By combining an Italian design with and American powertrain, Zagato has created a modern interpretation of what the original Iso Rivolta was known for in the 1960s.
“The IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo was created to drive in the virtual-reality world, a world created by Gran Turismo,” said Norihiko Harada, vice president of design at Zagato.
“There is no mass in the virtual-reality world, as it remains a place that exists only in our imagination. Gran Turismo, however, has enabled us to physically experience the digital realm, processing a seemingly endless stream of data .”
“The body style of the IsoRivolta Vision contradicts the sense of oneness that has evolved over the past hundred years of automotive design. Although the canopy and fenders seem to stand out on their own, in the end, the Zagato’s overall design comes together in regard to both its proportions and general ambience,” he added.
While most Vision Gran Turismo concepts have been purely designs for the virtual world, Zagato plans to make a limited production run of “three to five units”, so that one day the car “will take to the road in real life and one day grow larger in your rear-view mirror”.
“When this happens, you will feel the limits of your imagination being severely tested, blurring reality,” said Harada.
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