Come December 23, 2022, players of the Gran Turismo 7 will be able to play with the brand-new Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo—the marque’s first concept car created specifically for the virtual motorsport world. A full-scale model will also be on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello from 15 December 2022 to March 2023.
The design team at the Ferrari Centro Stile led by the boss Flavio Manzoni flipped through the history books and drew inspiration from the 1960s and 70s’ Ferrari prototypes—which enjoyed huge success in endurance races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans (won by the Prancing Horse a total of 9 times), and the 24 Hours of Daytona. More specifically, the 330 P3 and 512 S have more influence here when it comes to styling. The aero elements at the rear-end were inspired by those of the Ferrari 499P.
It’s a single-seat racer with a canopy access, of course. On paper, the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo is powered by a modified version of the hybrid powertrain found in the 296 GTB, 296 GTS, 296 GT3 and also the new 499P. Since there are no technical regulations to comply with here, the ICE is tuned to deliver 757 kW (1,030 metric hp) at 9,000 rpm and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) at 5,500 rpm. An additional 240 kW (326 metric hp) will be available from three electric motors—one on the rear axle and one on each of the front wheels. Transmission is gonna be an F1-grade 8-speed DCT automatic. Dry weight on paper is 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs).
The official performance figures (on paper), for anyone who really wants to know, are 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of less than 2 seconds and a top speed of over 350 km/h (217+ mph).