There was a time when the real world cars were adapted for video games. Now the times have changed and the carmakers are developing cars just for the virtual world. The most recent one was the Emerson Fittipaldi’s EF7 Vision Gran Turismo. Now, at the ongoing 2018 Tokyo Motor Show, the illustrious coachbuilder Zagato has taken wraps off the IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo. The hyper-realistic car was designed for the Sony PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Sport video game but is now promised a very limited production run in the real world.
The name pays tribute to the original Iso Rivolta grand touring coupe from the 1960s that featured a gorgeous design by Bertone. The IsoRivolta in actual metal was teased in Switzerland last month. Now the car is on display at the Japanese motor show. The show car looks apart with its fantasy styling and virtual realm’s design approach. It is sharp, flamboyant and has a very contemporary design. It appears to be straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie.
The Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo that is featured in the video game is built on a bespoke chassis. It is powered by the Chevrolet Corvette Callaway powertrain, which is a twin turbo 6.2-litre V8. The gearbox is the same ten-speed automatic/sequential from the Corvette. In the simulated domain, the power output is 997bhp with a top speed of 365kmph. Tipping the scale at a mere 1129kilograms the IsoRivolta can accelerate from zero to 100kmmh in a phenomenal time of 2.7 seconds.
The limited production run is actually limited to three to five units. The ‘few’ lucky Zagato customers have already bought it at an unannounced exorbitant price. But at least the three to five examples are better than just a one-off concept show car.