Zagato took advantage of the Tokyo Motor Show to unveil to the public the IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo featured in Sony Playstation’s Gran turismo Sport.
Announced in the Grand Basel, which is defined as the first fair dedicated to cars and the most important precious yesterday, today and tomorrow, the last concept of Zagato workshops pays tribute to the car manufacturer in Milan, IsoRivolta who has always been inspired by the world of racing.
Zagato designed the IsoRivolta for the course in a virtual world, to close a cycle and pay homage to the great names of the Milanese automobile. Indeed, as quoted in its press release, the GT category of motorsport was conceptualized, created and promoted by 4 people namely Count Giovannino Lurani, journalists Giovanni Canestrini and Corrado Fillipini and of course, Elio Zagato, the father of Andrea who is currently at the head of Zagato.
Norihiko Harada, Vice President Design at Zagato said: “The IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo was created to drive in the virtual-reality world, a world created by Gran Turismo. 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. Like a Mobius strip, the PlayStation game has allowed ourselves to be transported from reality and thrust into a world of pure fantasy, and then back again. The body style of the IsoRivolta Vision contradicts the sense of oneness that has evolved over the past hundred years of automotive design,” further explained Harada. “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. 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. When this happens, you will feel the limits of your imagination being severely tested, blurring reality.
The concept that can be driven by video game enthusiasts was built around a bespoke chassis and a Corvette Callaawy powertrain. Equipped with a 6.2 liter V8 Biturbo, it has a power of 997 hp that allows it to shoot down 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.7 seconds and above all to reach a top speed of 365 km / h.
If the public can discover it in the virtual world, a lucky few, numbering 5 in total, should soon be enjoying in real life.