Polyphony’s groundbreaking Vision GT programme has seen many manufacturers create bespoke concept cars exclusively for the Gran Turismo games, from Bugatti to Ferrari.
Now, Genesis, the luxury vehicle division of Hyundai, is the latest manufacturer to join Vision GT. First announced at the 2021 Monterey Car Week, the Genesis Vision GT will be revealed next month during the GT World Series Finals.
Genesis Vision GT teaser
A brief teaser video shows the Genesis Vision GT racing around a track at night. What little is shown suggests the design will closely resemble the concept teased at the Gran Turismo World Series Showdown last September.
During the event reported by GTPlanet, Genesis designers John Krsteski and Samir Sadikhov explained how GT7’s current Genesis Gr.3 and Gr.4 cars in Gran Turismo 7 are “just the beginning of the relationship [with Gran Turismo]” as the manufacturer wants to “move forward and introduce some new ideas.”
From the images shown last year, the Genesis Vision GT sports a futuristic design incorporating a V-shaped grille, muscular wheel arches, and a double light bar at the back. As GTPlanet points out, the dual dry break filler on the back of the car indicates it will be combustion-powered rather than all-electric.
While most Vision GT cars are too radical to enter production, some preview design cues for production models. Others like the McLaren Solus GT even spawn real-life production cars.
Genesis Vision GT reveal date
The Genesis Vision GT will be revealed on 2 December during the World Series Manufacturers Cup Grand Final. Presumably, the concept will come to GT7 soon after.
Last year, the Ferrari Vision GT single-seater debuted during the Gran Turismo World Series 2022 Nations Cup Grand Final before coming to GT7 around a month later. However, players were given early access by correctly answering a question in a World Finals "Viewers Gift" campaign.
Polyphony may do something similar for the Genesis Vision GT. It could be one of the cars planned for the final monthly update of the year in December or offered as a prize car in the Weekly Challenges. We’ll find out more when the covers come off the Genesis Vision GT on 2 December.
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