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Gran Turismo 7 and the Genesis X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept

The Genesis X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept (VGT) was unveiled at the Busan International Mobility Show (BIMOS) in Busan, South Korea, to showcase the brand’s jump into high-performance racing. More importantly, it’s the latest concept to make an appearance in the cult classic racing game Gran Turismo 7. The VGT is finished in Magma Orange to represent grit and a powerful presence. The digital interface is intuitive for precise and confident driver experiences.

At the heart of the concept lies a front mid-mounted race-spec Lambda II V6 engine enhanced with Genesis’ electric supercharger (E-S/C) technology. The hybrid powertrain combines to deliver an astonishing 1,540 horsepower and 1,051 pound-feet of torque. The V6 engine delivers 870 horsepower and 790 pound-feet at 10,000 revolutions per minute, while the front E motor generates an additional 670 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. This represents a significant leap from the X Gran Berlinetta Concept’s 1,071 horsepower (986 pound-feet of torque), showcasing Genesis’ relentless pursuit of innovation.

With the VGT being a part of the high-performance Genesis Magma program, the event marked the first time that a Magma vehicle was shown to the Korean public. The X Gran Racer VGT Concept is a derivative of the earlier revealed Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Concept and the brand’s fourth vehicle developed for the Gran Turismo digital racing game series.

The X Gran Racer VGT Concept features enhanced ground effects, optimizing the vehicle’s aerodynamic qualities and road-holding capabilities. Active aerodynamic flaps, electronically controlled for precise adjustments, ensure optimal airflow management, while the flat underbody design further reduces drag and improves vehicle stability.

The Two-Line Crest Grille lamp design, inspired by the X Trilogy Concept, extends from the front to the sides and rear, creating a cohesive flow that optimizes airflow and enhances overall performance. The larger front splitter, rear diffuser, strategically placed canards on the front fascia and a more aggressive rocker panel all contribute to further enhance aerodynamic high-speed stability. On the side, the elongated dash-to-axle ratio positions the driver and powertrain toward the rear, creating a mid-engine layout.

The long wheelbase and relatively short front overhangs result in a timeless proportion that epitomizes Genesis’ enduring aesthetic. Wheel-centric energy is elegantly expressed through the voluminous fenders, which, together with the parabolic lines, create an iconic silhouette that exudes the car’s unique character. The X Gran Racer VGT Concept’s rear design seamlessly integrates the powerful Two-Line character from the front and side profile into an elliptical concave volume, visually expressing the car’s concentrated energy. The dynamic interplay of body volumes and technical aerodynamic elements creates a bold and purposeful stance.

The real carbon fiber rear wing, meticulously designed with aerodynamics in mind, enhances downforce for improved stability, while the vertical rear lights integrated into the wing ensure visibility for following vehicles, even in extreme racing conditions, prioritizing driver safety.

The striking Magma color, embodying Genesis’ high-performance spirit and passionate brand identity, complements the real carbon fiber elements, adding a touch of exclusivity and refinement, while completing the vehicle’s unique and captivating presence.

Genesis’ design philosophy, “The Beauty of White Space,” finds its purest expression in this concept, where minimalism and performance converge in perfect harmony. Inspired by the relentless pursuit of speed and precision in racing, the interior has been meticulously crafted to prioritize essential functions while elevating the driver’s experience.

True to its race-centric design, the interior of the X Gran Racer VGT Concept exposes structural elements that minimize weight while accentuating its core focus. With control switches incorporated into a structural divider under the instrumental panel, a fully integrated roll cage, a roll bar element behind the headrests and stronger cross beams in the door, the X Gran Racer VGT Concept is as functional as it is beautiful.

The Digital Panorama Interface seamlessly integrates essential vehicle information into a panoramic display, providing the driver with a comprehensive overview at a glance. The intuitive interface minimizes distractions and maximizes situational awareness, allowing drivers to make informed decisions with lightning speed.

Carbon fiber accents throughout the interior exude an aura of dynamism and raw power, reflecting the concept’s unwavering commitment to performance. These lightweight, high-strength materials not only enhance the aesthetic but also contribute to the vehicle’s overall weight reduction and agility. Quilted padding is strategically applied to areas where the driver’s body comes into contact with the interior elements, providing exceptional comfort and support during intense racing maneuvers or quick pit stops. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that drivers remain protected and focused, even in the most demanding situations.

The steering wheel has been replaced with an ergonomically designed, high-performance racing yoke, providing drivers with intuitive control and immediate access to essential race functions. This innovative, race-focused design further enhances the driver’s connection to the vehicle, enabling them to execute maneuvers with precision and confidence.

 

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