During the much-anticipated 2023 World Finals in Barcelona, a remarkable moment captured the attention of virtual racing enthusiasts and car aficionados alike: the unveiling of the ‘Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept’. This concept car is a stunning embodiment of Genesis’ Athletic Elegance design philosophy, and it’s set to revolutionize the virtual tracks of ‘Gran Turismo 7’.
A Design Masterpiece
The Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept flawlessly integrates the brand’s signature design elements with futuristic flair. Its architecture is a testament to Genesis’ innovative approach, featuring a cab-backwards proportion and an anti-wedge attitude. This is structured around a virtual parabolical tensioned theory, a common thread in the Genesis model line-up. The new front fascia abstracts the crest grille, blending seamlessly with the quad lights. This design philosophy extends from the front to the rear, adhering to the brand’s two-line identifier.
Inside, the car’s interior reflects the ‘Beauty of White Space’ philosophy of Genesis, creating a minimalist yet functional cockpit. This design strategy prioritizes essential functions, allowing the pilot to focus entirely on maximizing track performance.
Aerodynamics and Power Combined
The X Gran Berlinetta Concept doesn’t just boast beauty; it’s engineered for performance. Designers achieved a remarkable drag coefficient of 0.34, thanks to carefully integrated aerodynamic aids and the management of internal and laminar flows. Under its hood lies the heart of this beast – a front mid-mounted Lambda 11 V6 engine, augmented by Genesis E-SC technology. This hybrid race-spec drivetrain churns out an awe-inspiring 1,071 HP and 986 ft-lb of torque. The V6 engine alone screams at 10,000rpm, delivering 870 HP and 790 ft-lb, while the Yasa E motor adds an extra 201 HP and 196 ft-lb.
Coming Soon to 'Gran Turismo 7'
In a move that will excite gamers and car enthusiasts, the ‘Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept’ will be added to ‘Gran Turismo 7’ in January 2024. This inclusion allows players to experience the exhilarating performance and stunning design of the concept car in the virtual world.
In conjunction with this exciting unveiling, there is a special offer for fans. By participating in the World Final Viewers Gift Campaign, enthusiasts have a chance to receive the ‘Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept’ as soon as it’s released. To participate, viewers need to click the ‘VIEWERS Campaign’ banner on the Gran Turismo 7 World Map screen, watch the Manufacturers Cup broadcast, and follow the instructions. This campaign is open until 23:59 (UTC) on December 10.
As the world of virtual racing continues to evolve, the Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept stands as a beacon of innovation, design excellence, and high-octane performance, ready to set the tracks of ‘Gran Turismo 7’ ablaze in 2024.