The Italian design house has decided to take the wraps off its IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo – a machine that can be admired by the visitors of the Tokyo Motor Show but also virtually driven by anyone that bought the new Gran Turismo Sport game.
The first Iso Rivolta was a grand touring coupe back in the 1960s with a design penned by Bertone and a General-Motors-sourced 327-cubic-inch (5.4-liter) V8 used under the hood just fresh off a Corvette. Zagato’s reinterpretation is in modern key, with sharp edges and a low-slung overall styling as well as an interesting bubble-like canopy. “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,” commented Norihiko Harada, Vice President of Design at Zagato. “When this happens, you will feel the limits of your imagination being severely tested, blurring reality.”
It seems the company is indeed looking to make the jump from the virtual reality of the Gran Turismo Sport game into the real reality with plans to secure clients or a production run of three to five real-world units of the IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo. Similar to the first original, the reimagined model would make use of a Callaway-tuned, Corvette-derived biturbo 6.2-liter V8 – but this time around with 997 horsepower, and a 10-speed automatic sending power to the rear wheels of the 2,489 pounds (1,129 kilograms) machine, with prospective performance of 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 227 mph (365 kph).