Skoda has made an entry into the Gran Turismo franchise with its latest, the Vision GT concept. This single-seat, all-wheel-drive electric spider has a 1,073bhp and 752lb ft of torque.

Skoda Unveils Vision GT Concept for Gran Turismo 7

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Drawing inspiration from Skoda’s vintage 1100 OHC Spider, which competed in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1957, the Vision GT concept blends classic elements with modern design cues. Its low-slung silhouette, accentuated by a lengthy bonnet reminiscent of the iconic Mulsanne Straight.

The Vision GT concept showcases distinctive features including a split rear wing serving as both an aerodynamic enhancer and an air brake.

With acute lighting signatures, aggressive seven-spoke hurricane alloys, and an Explorer Green paint job. From an orange six-point racing harness to a flat carbon steering wheel adorned with a ‘crystal stone’ as a speedometer, every detail exudes precision and performance.

A digitalized display provides vital information on driving mode and battery status. By introducing the Vision GT concept into Gran Turismo 7, the brand pays homage to its rich motorsport heritage and also makes the way for a electrifying future.

CEO Klaus Zellmer addresses the integration of tradition and innovation. The Vision GT concept has unparalleled performance capabilities.

Powered by four electric motors generating a combined output of 1,073hp and 752lb-ft of torque with an 87kWh lithium-ion battery pack, it delivers power and precision on virtual tracks. With all-wheel drive ensuring optimal traction and control.

The Vision GT concept is available in two liveries – Explorer and Heritage. The Explorer variant, featuring matte green paint reminiscent of Skoda’s Vision 7S concept.

The Heritage livery pays homage to the iconic 130 RS rally car, celebrating Skoda’s illustrious motorsport legacy with a timeless design that tells past triumphs.

The Vision GT concept isn’t just limited to traditional gaming experiences. With the advent of virtual reality (VR) technology, players can immerse themselves in the adrenaline-fueled world of virtual racing like never before.

The inclusion of features such as the crystal stone power meter on the steering wheel enhances the interactive gaming experience.

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Inspired by the iconic 1100 OHC Spider, a racer developed for the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Skoda Vision GT Concept blends vintage charm with modern aesthetics.

The exterior design of the Vision GT concept exudes aerodynamic prowess and aesthetic appeal. With a sleek silhouette and active aerodynamic components, such as a bespoke split rear wing, it promises enhanced performance and agility on virtual tracks.

The minimalist lighting and a vertical rear fin accentuate its dynamic profile. Measuring 173.5 inches in length, 76.7 inches in width, and 37.4 inches in height, the Vision GT slots into the same size class as the Toyota Supra with a lower stance.

Its dual liveries, Explorer and Heritage, pay homage to Skoda’s historical achievements. The Skoda Vision GT Concept packs a punch with four synchronous electric motors churning out a combined 800kW/1020Nm.

This powertrain delivers all-wheel drive capability ensuring acceleration and electrifying performance on Gran Turismo 7’s virtual tracks.

The driver-centric design shows that of a Formula racing car, with a minimalist digital interface providing essential information at a glance.

A sport bucket seat equipped with a six-point harness ensures maximum driver support and safety, while a customisable carbon fiber steering wheel adds a touch of sophistication to the gaming experience.

One of the most interest features of the interior is the inclusion of a crystal stone as the power meter on the steering wheel.

This innovative addition enhances the interactive gaming experience, especially for immersing themselves in virtual reality (VR) with the PlayStation VR2.

Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Skoda, tells that the Vision Gran Turismo concept “bridges our rich heritage to our electric future.”

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