The wild and futuristic Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo has been unveiled in Monaco.
It’s the latest in a long line of Vision Gran Turismo cars – PlayStation 4 gamers will be able to download and drive it from spring 2020.
Designed as a tribute to the late Ferdinand Piech – the car bears his initials – the electrified hypercar can hit 62 mph in less than 2.8 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 217 mph.
Just 63 will be built, with each car costing a reported £3 million (almost $3.9 million) each. Predictably, all had been sold before the car was unveiled.
The key difference between the two is that while the Lamborghini Sian is a slice of reality – if you can afford the price – the Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo exists only in a virtual world.
Although it’s a definite nod to a virtual future, the playable car features a nod to the Marcello Gandini-designed Marzal concept car of 1968 in the form of the hexagon-inspired side windows.
Other features are more contemporary, including the Y-signature for the front and rear lights.
Virtual drivers enter the Lambo ‘like a jet fighter pilot, from the front of the car’, with the driving controls located within the steering wheel. We can’t spot a cupholder for gamers’ to house their can of energy drink, mind.
A Lambo for kids
Stefano Domenicali, Lamborghini chairman and CEO, 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 Bokert, 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 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 hybridisation.”
The Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo was unveiled at the PlayStation game’s world finals at the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships in Monte Carlo.