The Lambo V12 Vision GT is set to hit ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ next year

A fighter-jet-inspired single-seater
by Mike Channell | Nov 25, 2019
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Thought the Lamborghini Siån unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show was extreme? Lamborghini’s Vision GT car, simply known as the Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo and revealed at the Gran Turismo Championship World Finals in Monaco, is a pearl-clutcher’s nightmare. Designed as an uncompromising, forward-looking, single-seater track car, it’ll appear in virtual, driveable form in Gran Turismo Sport next year.

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Based on the same hybridised V12 as the Siån, which mates a supercapacitor to the Aventador’s 12-cylinder block, the difference here is that for this design Lamborghini has taken a scalpel to the bodywork that surrounds it for a concept that is as much about what isn’t there as what is.

The Gandini Line profile is still present and correct after this crash diet, but all four corners have been disconnected, leaving a floating, fighter-jet-inspired monoposto. According to Sant’Agata Bolognese’s calculations, the entire thing would weigh a dainty 819 kilos, flirting with the mythical one-to-one power to weight ratio.

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“We were saying, okay, it’s a racing game so let’s do a monoposto,” head of design Mitja Borkert explained to Top Gear. “Let’s do a single-seater, a race car not just a derivative of something. Puristic, low, extreme proportions.”

Even with its crash diet, the Lambo V12 still manages to squeeze in some identifiable Lamborghini design notes, with Y-shaped headlights and full-height hexagonal side windows to assist you in snipping apexes on the track. Over your shoulder is an enormous split rear wing, and the entire front section lifts to allow the driver to slide into the cockpit.

The interior is intended to be even more futuristic than the exterior, with a holographic display that Lamborghini anticipates will be possible within the next 10 years. The Lambo V12 will also offer intelligent, context-sensitive advice from one of the factory drivers when you’re attempting to whittle down your lap times.

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“I always call our philosophy ‘feel like a pilot,’ so when you are driving a Lamborghini from Huracan to Urus, you always need to feel like a pilot,” Borkert told us. “You need to have control over the car and with our Gran Turismo car, we are going in a very consequent direction.”

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According to Borkert the project isn’t finished yet, despite the full scale model revealed at the GT World Finals, and there’ll be refinements before the Lambo V12 hits the digital asphalt next year. Plenty of time to think of a slightly more evocative name, too...

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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