Genesis Shows Off Another Gran Turismo-Inspired Racing Concept in Busan

a couple of sports cars parked on a road
Genesis Shows Off New Gran Turismo Racer ConceptGenesis

Known for superb luxury offerings and boundary-pushing designs, Genesis isn't the first company you think of when track-prepped single-seaters, but the Korean manufacturer is making its mark in multiple arenas now. After launching its Gran Berlinetta concept late in 2023, Genesis showed off another track-focused, digitally born racer by the name of the X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept at the Busan International Mobility Show on Wednesday.

Now, before you check your credit limit and FIA racing license requirements, it's important to note that both of these racing-ready concepts are more for show than anything else. As Genesis continues to focus on developing its technology prowess, the creation of these real-world concepts just coincides with their appearances in the notorious Gran Turismo video game.

an orange sports car

In the same vein, Genesis' latest iteration, the X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept builds on its its predecessor, the Gran Berlinetta Concept. Crafted on the same long wheelbase, and mid-engined chassis, the X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept retains the same race-spec Lambda II V-6 engine and turns it up. Engineered with a hybrid powertrain augmenting the V-6 engine, Genesis says the X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept would put down 1540 horsepower and 1051 lb-ft of torque, revving all the way up to 10,000 rpm.


Notably, the internal combustion produces about 60 percent of the horsepower available, while the front electric motor provides 670 hp of the 1540 hp on tap. Additionally, the X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept goes above and beyond its older sibling, adding 479 hp onto the Gran Berlinetta's 1071 hp.

a car driving on a road

Funneling over 1500 hp through all four wheels presents the challenge of maintaining traction, and Genesis is relying on aerodynamics to keep its rocketing hypercar in line. Active aerodynamic flaps rise and fall as needed to ensure an optimal level of airflow over critical surfaces while a flat underbody and carbon fiber wing allows for a minimally turbulent flow of air underneath and over the car. Plus, Genesis says it has included a larger front splitter, a rear diffuser, and a number of canards on the front fascia to further channel air around the concept unit.

Inside the X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept, Genesis says it was inspired by "The Beauty of White Space," otherwise known as minimalism. Given its track-focused build, the majority of the interior is made with structural integrity and function in mind. From the control switches being integrated into a structural divider to the full roll cage and steering yoke, the X Gran Racer Vision Gran Turismo Concept is technically outfitted for its designed duties, even if it isn't likely to hit a real track anytime soon.

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