Anyone can thrash Lamborghini’s wild new V12 Vision Gran Turismo
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Appropriately revealed at the world finals of the fiercely contested Gran Turismo Championship in Monte-Carlo, the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo is a virtual single-seater that will be available for PlayStation 4 users to drive in Gran Turismo Sport in the spring of 2020. Following in the tyre tracks of Vision Gran Turismo concepts from the likes of Bugatti, Jaguar and Aston Martin, the Lamborghini boasts an audaciously futuristic body and is said to utilise the same hybrid powertrain as the limited-edition Sián hypercar. That means 785HP from a 6.5-litre V12 and an additional 35HP from a supercapacitor-powered electric motor. As a styling exercise, it makes perfect sense – Gran Turismo’s cult platform is enjoyed by millions of people around the world and as a way of signalling its maker’s future intentions, a virtual Raging Bull is arguably a heavier hitter today than a Geneva show car, for example. If a production version ever sees the light of day, here’s hoping there’s a two-seater version!