Sadly, you can only drive it in Gran Turismo Sport – at least for now.
After teasing its upcoming concept car to be featured in the Gran Turismo video game series at an event in Switzerland, Italian coachbuilder Zagato has lifted the wraps off the IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo, a striking sports car concept created specifically for the Gran Turismo Sport PS4 video game that combines sleek Italian styling with the brawn of American powertrains. The design is heavily inspired by the gorgeous Iso Rivolta grand-tourer designed by Bertone in the 1960s that packed a Corvette-sourced 5.8-liter V8.
Sadly, you’ll only be able to drive the stunning supercar concept in Gran Turismo Sport – at least for now. “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.” In the game, the Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo is powered by a twin turbo 6.2 liter V8 that sends 997 hp to the rear wheels through a ten-speed sequential transmission. Thanks to a weight of 1129 kg, it accelerates from 0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 227 mph. The Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo may only be a fictional video game car for now, but Zagato is considering a limited production-run of three to five units and has opened a shortlist.
“Our next wish is that this car, which was born in Gran Turismo, will take to the road in real life and one day grow larger in your rear view mirror, eventually passing you at high speed,” said Harada. “When this happens, you will feel the limits of your imagination being severely tested, blurring reality.”