Skoda Coming to Gran Turismo 7 With New Vision GT Car

Skoda Coming to Gran Turismo 7 With New Vision GT Car

Skoda Coming to Gran Turismo 7 With New Vision GT Car

In a surprise announcement, Skoda has announced it’s finally joining Gran Turismo with a new Vision GT concept. Notably, this will be the first time Skoda has featured in a Gran Turismo game since the series began over 25 years ago.

Skoda Vision GT teased for Gran Turismo 7

While it isn’t known when Skoda’s Vision GT car will be driveable in Gran Turismo 7, the new concept will be revealed next week on April 24 at the PLAYzone Arena in Prague. The event will be streamed on the official Skoda Motorsport, Skoda Auto Ceska republika YouTube channels, and PLAYzoneCZ Twitch channel, possibly hinting that a full-scale model will be shown.

Accompanying the announcement is a teaser image givings us a first glimpse at Skoda’s Vision GT car. Taking the form of an electric single-seater with all-wheel drive, the concept shares design cues with the 1957 Skoda 1100 OHC Spider and Skoda’s ‘Modern Solid’ design language used for electric models like the Epiq city crossover.

Skoda Vision Gran Turismo teaser
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From the teaser image, the concept appears to be an open-top sports car, with a split full-length lightbar and a prominent

This is the first time that Skoda has appeared in a Gran Turismo game. While the Fabia R5 Rally2 evo appears in rally titles like EA Sports WRC and WRC Generations, the Czech manufacturer is rarely seen in mainstream racing games.

With Skoda making its Gran Turismo debut, that could change, as the manufacturer is “strengthening its presence in the digital racing world.”

Starting in 2013 with the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo for GT6, the Vision GT program invites manufacturers to design fictional concept cars exclusively for Gran Turismo. Genesis was the last manufacturer to sign up, with the gorgeous Genesis Vision GT added to Gran Turismo 7 in January this year.

While most concepts are never released outside of Gran Turismo, some spawn limited production models like the McLaren Solus, which was inspired by the McLaren Vision GT.

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