Most Lamborghini are dream cars, that's for sure, but there are a few Lamborghini that go one step further, cars like the Egoista, the 2013 single-seater, fully functional V1O-powered, jet fighter inspired oddity, or the Terzo Millennio, the all-electric concept car from 2017, which was sadly just a static concept, and the 2019 Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo, unveiled on November 24 2019, the day of the 2019 FIA GTC World Finals.
The Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo is a virtual concept car, with a mock-up V12 6.5-liter hybrid engine taken from the Lamborghini Sián, created as a display piece for the car you can drive in a game, Vision cars are available in the Gran Turismo game, but some of those have made it into actual real-life cars, this Lamborghini is one of them.
You could say the Lamborghini V12 Vision GT is an evolution of the Egoista, both being single-seater supercars, but that would take away from the importance of the latter, the V12 Vision GT was created with a completely different mindset, but it is inspired by jet fighters anyway.
There is a canopy that is hinged at the back to allow the 'pilot' to enter the Vision GT, after which the 'half-open' steering wheel is put back in place and important data is displayed in front of the driver, much like a very elaborate heads up display.
Even though the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo shows the gold-finished manifolds of the famous 6.5-liter engine, this car doesn't drive on its own power, it has to be pushed around, but that doesn't take away from the fact this is one extremely impressive car, ultra-low to the ground mind you.
Styling is like nothing we've seen before from Sant'Agata, I'm sure the design studio was given a free hand when they penned down these lines, very extreme aero, but still with some really recognizable Lamborghini items, like the Y-shaped running lights at the front, taken to the extreme, being almost vertical on the sides, but still present.
I do have to admit when looking at the rear of the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo I see some resemblance with the Bugatti Bolide, but on the other hand, I love the fact the taillights are a massive Y too, Lamborghini style.
The scale model
If you really don't want to be spending €400 or more on this sealed MR-made model for such a special car, don't worry, the Maisto version is a very nice alternative, sure, it's not in the same ballpark as this MR model, but it's also about 10% of the price, so if you are looking to add a 1/18 scale Lamborghini V12 Vision GT to your collection on a budget, get the Maisto one, but do get the satin green one and not one of the fantasy shades.
I happen to own the Maisto one, but also got this amazing-looking MR version, and it is truly amazing, there is so much detail to be found on this 1/18 scale Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo, not all of it can be captured in these photos, but trust me, this is an amazing model, and for me personally one of MR's best out there.
And let's face it, together with the Lamborghini Egoista this V12 Vision GT makes a perfect pair, add the Terzo Millennio and the trifecta of recent Lamborghini Concept Cars is complete, unfortunately, all three have become quite rare from MR these days, and have gone up in price considerably.
So if you can find one of these MR-made Lamborghini for your collection, and they aren't insanely priced, I would recommend adding it, you won't be disappointed I think.
Originally released in August 2021.
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