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As the wait continues for a production Genesis sports car, the Korean automaker has revealed a fetching concept it calls the X Gran Berlinetta VGT. However, being a Gran Turismo concept, this won't be hitting the road for real, and that's a shame. Instead, the X Gran Berlinetta will find its forever home within Gran Turismo 7.





The Gran Berlinetta is perhaps the most exotic Genesis we've seen so far, toppling even the physical X series of concepts that came before it. The VGT's muscular build speaks for itself, though there are a couple of details worth pointing out. One would be the giant rear wing, which blends in with the distinctive oval shape of the rear end. The other is the flowing continuation of the car's "two lines" LED lights, which are draped over the intakes before weaving through the aero bits. It's essentially an exaggerated take on Genesis's eye-catching design language.



While its beauty is shared with most other Gran Turismo concepts, the X Gran Berlinetta stands out with its hybrid powertrain. The majority of concepts found within the Gran Turismo game are fully electric, but Genesis went through the effort of making a V6 engine it calls "Lambda 11." It makes a remarkable 870 hp and 790 lb-ft of torque by itself, and can rev to 10,000 rpm. But that's without the electric motor, which delivers an extra 201 horsepower and 196 lb-ft of torque. In total, the X Gran Berlinetta VGT produces a beastly 1,071 hp and 986 lb-ft of torque. Quite frankly, it's a shame that this engine is a digital-only affair.




The Genesis X Gran Berlinetta concept will become available to Gran Turismo 7 players through the game's January 24 update. Getting a hold of the sports car will be simple, as it's being offered as a gift for those who watch the livestram of the recent Gran Turismo World Series in Barcelona. This served as the venue for the Genesis concept's debut.


Even if the X Gran Berlinetta VGT doesn't ever reach the physical world, Genesis's forthcoming GT90 halo car still has plenty to be inspired by. It's more likely to draw influence from the brand's trio of X concepts, which include a traditional coupe and roadster, along with the four-door Speedium. We're not sure if it will be gas-powered, electric, or even both, but we expect it to arrive in 2025.


Image Credits: Genesis
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Dec 16, 2023
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Dear Genesis, Please Make This X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept A Reality

That's unlikely to happen, though, as this concept was created exclusively for Gran Turismo 7.

As the wait continues for a production Genesis sports car, the Korean automaker has revealed a fetching concept it calls the X Gran Berlinetta VGT. However, being a Gran Turismo concept, this won't be hitting the road for real, and that's a shame. Instead, the X Gran Berlinetta will find its forever home within Gran Turismo 7.





The Gran Berlinetta is perhaps the most exotic Genesis we've seen so far, toppling even the physical X series of concepts that came before it. The VGT's muscular build speaks for itself, though there are a couple of details worth pointing out. One would be the giant rear wing, which blends in with the distinctive oval shape of the rear end. The other is the flowing continuation of the car's "two lines" LED lights, which are draped over the intakes before weaving through the aero bits. It's essentially an exaggerated take on Genesis's eye-catching design language.



While its beauty is shared with most other Gran Turismo concepts, the X Gran Berlinetta stands out with its hybrid powertrain. The majority of concepts found within the Gran Turismo game are fully electric, but Genesis went through the effort of making a V6 engine it calls "Lambda 11." It makes a remarkable 870 hp and 790 lb-ft of torque by itself, and can rev to 10,000 rpm. But that's without the electric motor, which delivers an extra 201 horsepower and 196 lb-ft of torque. In total, the X Gran Berlinetta VGT produces a beastly 1,071 hp and 986 lb-ft of torque. Quite frankly, it's a shame that this engine is a digital-only affair.




The Genesis X Gran Berlinetta concept will become available to Gran Turismo 7 players through the game's January 24 update. Getting a hold of the sports car will be simple, as it's being offered as a gift for those who watch the livestram of the recent Gran Turismo World Series in Barcelona. This served as the venue for the Genesis concept's debut.


Even if the X Gran Berlinetta VGT doesn't ever reach the physical world, Genesis's forthcoming GT90 halo car still has plenty to be inspired by. It's more likely to draw influence from the brand's trio of X concepts, which include a traditional coupe and roadster, along with the four-door Speedium. We're not sure if it will be gas-powered, electric, or even both, but we expect it to arrive in 2025.


Image Credits: Genesis

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Dear Genesis, Please Make This X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept A Reality

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