1,088hp Skoda Vision Gran Turismo supercar revealed for Playstation


Skoda has unveiled an outlandish electric single-seater concept for the Playstation racing game Gran Turismo. The Skoda Vision Gran Turismo is a totally unique four-wheel-drive racer, designed to “attract new fans” to the Skoda brand, according to CEO Klaus Zellmer.

The digital racer gets a 272hp electric motor on each wheel for a combined output of 1,088hp and 1,020Nm of torque, with Skoda claiming its 4WD system and active aerodynamics will enure “exceptional performance” under all track conditions.

  1. Skoda Vision Gran Turismo gets 87kWh battery powering four motors
  2. Draws design inspiration from the 1957 Skoda 1100 OHC Spider
  3. Gets futuristic, yoke-like steering 

Power is drawn from an 87kWh lithium-ion battery through a single-speed transmission. The 4WD layout optimises torque distribution between the two axles for better cornering performance, while a pushrod suspension system – similar to the one used in Formula E – is claimed to improve stability at high speeds, reduce body roll and lower the centre of gravity. It's claimed to weigh just 1,300kg, helping to improve driving dynamics and efficiency. It also produces its own unique sound, created by Skoda's development and design team.

The 1957 Skoda 1100 OHC Spider's design (above) inspired this concept's styling (below).

While its exterior silhouette is a radical departure from Skoda’s current model line-up, the new concept draws heavy inspiration from the Skoda 1100 OHC Spider racer of 1957 while incorporating characteristics from the marque’s new Modern Solid design language – first previewed by the Skoda Vision 7S – that will be used for upcoming EVs.

Measuring 4,407mm long, 1,947mm wide and just 949mm tall, the low-slung racer has an elongated body with sharp lines and defined edges. It has a long, aerodynamically honed bonnet (similar to that of the 1100 OHC Spider), a narrow blanked-off front grille, T-shaped headlights and active aero components. The split rear wing, for example, deploys to ensure the car handles well while also taking into account performance and efficiency.

Yoke-like steering developed with inputs from Gran Turismo gamers.

Its minimalist digital cockpit features a central driving position and a sports bucket seat designed to hug the driver’s body. The futuristic yoke-like steering wheel is finished in carbon fibre and was designed in collaboration with expert Gran Turismo gamers. The steering wheel and button controls are all based on a professional gaming wheel, while directly above the yoke is a crystal stone that displays the car’s power meter.

Skoda India: what’s next?

Skoda is now in the process of readying a sub-four-metre SUV for our market. This new SUV is being tested in India and abroad at the moment and will go on sale next year.

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Skoda Superb reintroduced as CBU, priced at Rs 54 lakh

Skoda Kodiaq L&K gets Rs 2 lakh price cut, variants rejigged

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