This wild-looking contrivance is the Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo, unveiled ahead of the World Finals of the 2019 FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships taking place in Monaco. And, as the use of GT in its name should indicate, don't get excited: this is a purely digital machine, not available in the real world. Well, goshdarnit!
The Lambo V12 Vision GT, its model name originating from the abbreviated vernacular for this Italian supercar marque, is a highly visionary concept, emphasising 'fun to drive' in the digital environment of Gran Turismo Sport on the PlayStation 4. It will be available, virtually, on the game from spring 2020.
In brief, the Lambo V12 VGT was designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile as a single-seater, with its digital drivetrain coming from the Sian FKP 37. For reference, that's a 6.5-litre V12 augmented with electric power for an 819hp peak output. Outside, the rear wing houses the familiar Y-taillight graphics of modern Lambos, while separate wings give it a proper motorsport look. Entry and exit to the cabin is through the front of the car, not the sides, while the main driving controls are all mounted on the steering wheel with a digital display on the windscreen for the single occupant.
Stefano Domenicali, chairman and CEO of the company, said: "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."
Mitja Borkert, head of Lamborghini Centro Stile, added: "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 It is an opportunity for the design talent within Lamborghini to stretch its wings and visualise 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 hybridisation."