The Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo, a closed-wheel single-seater, is the primary Ferrari idea automobile created particularly for the digital motor sport world. The automobile’s design has its roots firmly in Maranello’s unparalleled racing custom, with the quantity 75 on its flanks reflecting that noble heritage. The launch of the Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo in truth brings the 75th anniversary celebrations of when the marque’s first-ever racing automobile, the 125 S, exited the enduring manufacturing facility gates in 1947, to an official shut.
To mark that event, this mannequin not solely signifies an vital step for Ferrari within the digital surroundings, the place it’s going to encourage new generations of passionate drivers and fans but in addition redefines the corporate’s stylistic language. It represents a futuristic design manifesto for Ferrari’s street and racing vehicles, embodying the utmost expression of formal magnificence and innovation, and offering a stimulus for each the engineers and drivers (actual and digital) of tomorrow.
The Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo’s design was penned by the Ferrari Centro Stile below the course of Flavio Manzoni and takes its inspiration instantly from legendary Nineteen Sixties and 70s Ferrari Sports activities Prototypes, which loved enormous success in endurance races such because the 24 Hours of Le Mans (received by the Prancing Horse a complete of 9 occasions), and the 24 Hours of Daytona. That includes dramatic proportions and futuristic traces, the automobile succeeds in its stylistic mission by effortlessly embodying the DNA of masterpieces such because the 330 P3 and 512 S, concurrently paying homage to the Prancing Horse’s superb racing historical past and affording a tantalizing glimpse of the long run evolution of closed-wheel racing vehicles.
The design of the Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo was conceived across the concept of a velocity type with very geometric, sharp, angular traces that however underlie a really natural form. This distinction has a disruptive impact, because the plasticity of the exterior and inside surfaces binds with the geometric precision of the traces, making a automobile with an instantly recognizable character, the structure of which facilities round a sophisticated aerodynamic idea primarily based on two imposing aspect channels. This resolution has been patented by Ferrari and directs the airflow from the entrance underbody, across the cockpit, and over the placing aspect pods. This resolution generates extraordinarily environment friendly aerodynamic downforce because of the variation in momentum and the suction created by the central a part of the underbody. The rear aerodynamics have been developed utilizing ideas impressed by the Ferrari 499P, significantly when it comes to the diffuser and the rear biplane wing. Lastly, the entrance S-Duct and the built-in air vents on the wheel arches additional enhance aerodynamic effectivity and high-speed stability.
The Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo sports activities the identical 120-degree 3-liter turbo V6 structure adopted on the 296 GTB, 296 GTS, and 296 GT3 that additionally powers the brand new 499P. Nonetheless, on this set up, there have been no technical regulation constraints to adjust to, so it was additional honed to unleash genuinely excessive efficiency. On this explicit configuration, the engine is tuned to ship an enormous 1030 cv at 9000 rpm, with a further 240 kW (326 cv) out there from three electrical motors, one on the rear axle and one on every of the entrance wheels. Ferrari labored with Gran Turismo to make sure that the exhilarating engine sound of this revolutionary powertrain is faithfully reproduced to offer SIM racers an much more life like racing expertise.
The bodyshell of the Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo seems as if suspended over the flat, carbon-fiber underbody which contains all of the automobile’s technical parts, thus giving purity to the form. The chassis is designed to emphasise the automobile’s lateral dynamics in on-the-limit dealing with. The powertrain format ensures an optimum front-rear weight stability and a particularly low middle of gravity to the advantage of the AWD. The elasto-kinematic suspension setup was developed across the efficiency traits of the tires utilized in Gran Turismo™ along with the automobile’s aerodynamic stability, the goal being to ensure superlative efficiency on each torturously winding metropolis circuits and conventional endurance race tracks.
The suspension is designed to take care of the tire contact patch to make sure most traction, thereby permitting the Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo to ship 1100 Nm of rear torque from the mixed ICE and MGU-Okay to the street. The consequence? Peerless efficiency. Chopping-edge digital automobile controls endow the automobile with the unequalled cornering agility and dealing with stability that Ferrari’s street and racing vehicles have lengthy been famend for. The in-game expertise is thus designed to faithfully replicate Ferrari’s in-car driving thrills, conveying an correct feeling of the boundaries achievable and enhancing the automobile’s efficiency.
The automobile additionally boasts hybrid expertise that advantages from the distinctive experience in electrical enhance and vitality restoration methods Ferrari has developed in Formulation 1. Continuously balancing the state of cost of the battery permits the motive force to make full use of the mixed energy out there from the ICE and electrical motors, in order that most efficiency is obtainable each throughout qualifying laps in addition to over consecutive racing laps.
The inside design is an extension of the outside, with a purist, minimalist strategy delivering optimum performance and driver ergonomics. The dashboard traces are clear and spare and, similar to the see-through engine cowl framing the hybrid V6 powertrain, incorporate clear high-tech supplies to disclose the mechanical parts of the delicate fashionable steering wheel. The HMI is designed for immediacy and ease of use in order that the motive force can at all times focus totally on the street forward.
Unveiled throughout the Gran Turismo World Finals in Monte-Carlo, the Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo will turn into out there to all customers of GT7 from the 23rd of December 2022. Nonetheless, beginning proper after the disclosing on the 27th of November at 19:00 CET, GT7 customers will be capable of participate in a viewers’ marketing campaign quiz by the sport, with the successful participant receiving the Ferrari Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo as a present on the 15th of December. On the identical date, the full-scale design research will make its first public look on the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, the place it is going to be displayed alongside the present exhibition devoted to the marque’s unique one-off fashions till March 2023.
FERRARI VISION GRAN TURISMO – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
|Kind||V6 – 120°, twin-turbo, all-wheel drive|
|Whole displacement||3000 cc|
|Max. ICE energy output||1030 cv @ 9000 rpm|
|Max. ICE torque||900 Nm at 5500 rpm|
|Max. energy output hybrid system||240 kW (326 cv)|
|Dry weight||1250 kg|
|Weight distribution||43.5% entrance / 56.5% rear|
TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX
|F1 dual-clutch gearbox, eight-speed|
Fiorano lap time
|> 350 km/h
< 2.0 s
< 5.0 s
< 1 ’10”
VISION GRAN TURISMO™
Gran Turismo™ is a racing simulation online game that was first launched in 1997 and is developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Leisure Inc. The secret – Gran Turismo (in English, Grand Tourer) – describes a sporty efficiency coupé. The Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo undertaking began on the sport’s 15th anniversary with a single query from Gran Turismo founder, Kazunori Yamauchi: “Would you design your rendition of the perfect GT for us?” Ferrari has risen to that process with its first-ever conceptual digital mannequin, with the goal of extending entry to its distinctive sports activities vehicles and distinctive driving thrills to a wider viewers.