Zagato Reveals 1,000-HP Supercar Concept


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.

You Might Also Like
6 Cars Mitsubishi Should Build To Become Cool Again
6 Cars Mitsubishi Should Build To Become Cool Again
9 Dream Fake Supercars On Craigslist For Less Than $30,000
9 Dream Fake Supercars On Craigslist For Less Than $30,000

“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.”

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

This Is The Road-Going Porsche 935 Targa Of Our Dreams

Let’s hope someone converts the Porsche 935 for the road in real life, too.

What's Hot