Zagato has confirmed it is to build the recently unveiled IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo sports car. However, the Italian coachbuilder says production will be restricted to just “three to five units”.
The new Zagato creation was originally deigned as a virtual racing car for Gran Turismo Sport, the latest chapter of the famous Sony PlayStation video game.
The ‘real-world’ version, on the other hand, will be built around a bespoke chassis and a Corvette powertrain, which effectively means a twin-turbo 6.2 litre V8 generating nearly 1000 bhp and a top speed of 227 mph.
Zagato also says the rear-wheel drive car will achieve a weight of 1129 kg, which it further claims will enable the GT to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds.
The car’s styling, meanwhile, is said to pay tribute to the original Iso Rivolta cars from the post-World War II era, which combined Zagato-design bodies with American engines.
“Like a Mobius strip, the PlayStation game has allowed ourselves to be transported from reality and thrust into a world of pure fantasy, and then back again. The body style of the IsoRivolta Vision contradicts the sense of oneness that has evolved over the past hundred years of automotive design,” says Norihiko Harada, vice-president of design at Zagato. “Although the canopy and fenders seem to stand out on their own, in the end, the Zagato’s overall design comes together in regard to both its proportions and general ambience.”