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Genesis unveils real-life 10,000rpm X Gran Berlinetta VGT concept

Genesis has created a real-life version of its 2024 X Gran Berlinetta Vision GT Concept, and it features a mind-blowing 799kW V6 engine that revs to 10,000rpm. If only a production version was on the horizon, hey?

The full-size concept was unveiled at the Gran Turismo World Series Finals in Barcelona, Spain. Keeping in mind the original idea behind the concept is for it to be available to use within the legendary gaming franchise by Polyphony Digital.

It’s a dramatic, long and low-slung machine blending in some of Genesis’s current design themes; the twin-line headlights and taillights, for example, and the Crest Grille at the front. Speaking about the design, John Krsteski, Genesis senior chief designer, said:

“Our goal was to create a timeless design rooted in the essence of motorsport. We have an incredibly diverse global design team that are car and racing enthusiasts. The designers relished the opportunity to create a race car that featured Genesis design elements as well as technical performance attributes. It has become a catalyst of inspiration for our other programs.”

Although the aerodynamic flow of the bodywork, offering a drag coefficient value of just 0.34, is very impressive, it’s the powertrain that has us leaning forward with keen interest. It is just a concept but we hope it inspires a future production car in some way or form.

Under that long bonnet is a completely overhauled version of Hyundai’s Lambda V6 engine. It’s supported by Genesis E-SC technology (electronic supercharger), and is paired with an electric motor hybrid system featuring a Yasa E motor that produces 150kW and 266Nm alone.

The V6 is capable of revving to 10,000rpm and produces 649kW and 1071Nm on its way there. With the electric motor assisting, the combined system output is a mega 799kW and 1337Nm. We’d love to hear what that sounds like under full throttle.

Well, fortunately, we will all be able to experience what it goes like from January, 2024. Although virtually, the car will be available as a play car in Gran Turismo 7. It will come in as part of a game update.

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.
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