Zagato to build IsoRivolta Vision cars from Gran Turismo sport game
Zagato has revealed that it will build a few versions of the IsoRivolta Vision supercar from the Gran Turismo Sport video game.
The styling house known for creating some of the most well-known car designs in history, such as the Aston Martin V8 Zagato of 1986 and the Lancia Fulvia Sport of 1966, has revealed it will build three to five road-going versions of the supercar first seen in the virtual world.
Vice president of design at Zagato, Norihiko Harada, told car blog Jalopnik: "The IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo was created to drive in the virtual-reality world, a world created by Gran Turismo. There is no mass in the virtual-reality world, as it remains a place that exists only in our imagination.
"Like a Mobius strip, the PlayStation game has allowed us to be transported from reality and thrust into a world of pure fantasy, and then back again."
Iso was an Italian carmaker with a long history of creating luxury supercars. It was especially popular among celebrities with John Lennon being one of its customers. The company fell into troubled times and eventually went bankrupt in 1974.
Now, 43 years later, the brand is being rejuvenated not only in Gran Turismo Sport, but now in the form of real-life cars.
The Vision has a 6.2-litre V8 lifted straight from a Corvette Callaway, as is the chassis. It will also churn out a claimed 983bhp. With such astonishing power it can be propelled from 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds and go onto a top speed of 227mph.
Prices have not been announced yet but expect it to go well into the millions of pounds.