Ferrari has introduced its VGT concept, which was created just for the racing video game Gran Turismo 7. Ferrari claims that the VGT concept also gives a glimpse of what its next-generation road cars might look like, although this futuristically built, 1356hp, the single-seat racing concept will only be seen in the virtual game world.
The Vision Gran Turismo was created by senior designer Flavio Manzoni and his team at Ferrari Centro Stile in Maranello as a “futuristic design manifesto” for the company’s upcoming road and race vehicles. The 330 P3 and 512 S, two well-known racing machines from the 1960s and 1970s, inspired this vehicle.
A rear diffuser and biplane wing inspired by Ferrari’s real-world 499P LMHd racer combine to produce “highly effective aerodynamic downforce” that plants the car to the track, according to Ferrari. Aerodynamics also play a significant role in the design of the VGT.
A full-scale physical study will be on exhibit at the Maranello museum of the Italian automaker beginning on December 15, even though no real version of the Ferrari VGT has been revealed.
Underneath, the Ferrari 296 GTB road car and 499P racer’s 120-degree twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine is given to the VGT in a “more extreme” configuration. The upgraded engine now generates 1,030 horsepower at 9,000 revolutions per minute (296 GTB: 830 horsepower at 8,000 revolutions per minute), 900 Nm at 5,500 revolutions per minute, and an additional 326 horsepower is made possible by three electric motors, one on the rear axle and one on each of the front wheels.
This powerful engine can propel the vehicle from a standstill to 100 kph in under 2 seconds and 200 kph in an exhilarating 5 seconds when coupled with an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox with inspiration from Formula 1. The 1250 kg track weapon’s top speed has been estimated at above 350 kph.
The Vision Gran Turismo racing game series was created by Polyphony Digital and is incredibly well-liked. The programme asks top manufacturers to design futuristic fictitious vehicles for the games.
Ferrari’s VGT concept joins several other manufacturers in the world of virtual racing, such as the Vision Gran Turismo cars from Suzuki, Jaguar, Bugatti, and Lamborghini.
One of the first virtual cars to enter the world, though, is the recently unveiled McLaren Solus GT, powered by a V10 engine. 25 automobiles totalling more than £3 million (about Rs 29 crore) each were available for the sub-1,000kg special with 830bhp.