Lamborghini reveals virtual-only V12 concept car in Monaco

Published: 26 November 2019

► Revealed in Monaco
► Made for GT Sport
► Lamborghini DNA, evolved

Lamborghini has revealed a new concept car at the finale of this year’s FIA-certified Gran Turismo championships.  Called the Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo, the concept was designed exclusively for the racing game, and looks a bit like a more evolved version of the equally bonkers Lamborghini Sian. If you want to drive the car, virtually of course, Lamborghini says it’ll be available to download from spring 2020. 

‘The Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo is created to provide the ultimate virtual car for young fans and gamers, who are ultra-enthusiastic about Lamborghini and its futuristic aspirations,” said Mitja Borkert, head of Lamborghini’s Centro Stile styling house. ‘It is an opportunity for the design talent within Lamborghini to stretch its wings and visualize a car that, like every Lamborghini, is a head-turner and the best driving experience, but also mirrors Lamborghini's push on future technologies, particularly in the arena of lightweight materials and hybridization.’

What’s this Lambo about?

Like pretty much everything else out of Sant’Agata nowadays, the Vision Gran Turismo is a collection of acute and obtuse angles, occasionally interrupted by functional bits such as doors and wheels. However, being a concept car for a game, this Lambo goes a little further. 

It’s a single seater, as you can tell by the pod area in the middle, and the driver is separated from the rest of the chassis, partly due to aero reasons. And partly because it looks more interesting, of course. 

There’s bits of Lamborghini DNA all-around of course; The front headlights have more than a whiff of Terzo Millenio about them, while the rear of the car – featuring a stonking Y-taillight and a diffuser which could remove the Earth’s crust. 

How fast is it?

Doesn’t really matter does it, but we’re told that this Lamborghini concept would use the same powertrain as the recently unveiled Sian. For non-Lambo fans, that means a naturally aspirated V12, helped along by a dose of supercapacitor-generated hybrid power. 

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast