Ferrari is officially jumping on the Vision Gran Turismo bandwagon with a concept car of its own. The retro-futuristic styling takes after the Prancing Horse race cars of the 1960s and 1970s, notably the 330 P3 and 512 S. Conceived as a single-seater machine with an enclosed cockpit, Maranello’s VGT features three There are “75” graphics to signal to. A quarter of a century since the brand’s first race car, the 1947 125S.
The design is not about looking to the past for future inspiration as the rear end is derived from the recently introduced 499P, particularly the wing and diffuser. Ferrari has developed the VGT with vented wheel arches and a new patented aerodynamic technique with two-way channels routing airflow around the cockpit and over the side pods.
Motivation is provided by the same twin-turbo 3.0-litre engine that powers the 296 GTB/GTS as well as the GT3 and 499P race cars. Abiding by no rules, engineers were given complete freedom to push the 120-degree V6 to new heights. It produces a screaming 1,030 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 900 Newton meters (664 pound-feet) of torque at 5,500 rpm.
Linked to an eight-speed, dual-clutch gearbox borrowed from Formula 1, the ICE has three electric motors, one mounted at the rear and the other two powering the front wheels. The hybrid part of the powertrain is good for another 326 hp (240 kW) in the concept with a combined torque of 1,100 Nm (809 lb-ft) in the rear alone. Despite its complex powertrain, the Ferrari VGT is only slightly heavier than the Mazda MX-5, with a dry weight of just 1,250 kg (2,756 pounds) distributed 43.5 percent front / 56.5 percent rear.
Ferrari has done the math and says that its Vision Gran Turismo would do 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in two seconds and 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) in less than five seconds. Is. Flat out, the race car built specifically for GT7 can reach speeds in excess of 217 mph (350 km/h). The fabled Italian brand has also released a fictitious lap time of under 1 minute and 10 seconds around its Furano track.
Introduced today during the Gran Turismo World Finals in Monte Carlo Ferrari, the VGT will join Gran Turismo 7 from December 23. However, the legendary race car is already featured in the in-game viewer campaign quiz. The winner will receive early access to the race car by receiving virtual keys on December 15.
The day will coincide with the public unveiling of the full-size model at the museum in Maranello where it will be on display alongside other unique Ferrari projects until March 2023.