Genesis has chosen Monterey Car Week to premiere racing concepts for the Gran Turismo series. The main exhibit of the experimental installation The Performance of Design was the G70 GR4 Gran Turismo sedan, developed with the participation of gamers; he was accompanied by the GR3 and the flagship supercar Vision Gran Turismo Concept in three faces.
According to Sang Yup Lee, senior vice president of Genesis and head of the Global Genesis Design Center, the exhibit “explores the possibilities for the brand to enter the world of motorsport.” The G70 GR4 Gran Turismo racing sedan was designed with the support of the creators of the video game series of the same name and is based on an updated car. And the GR3 prototype is a radical reimagining of the Genesis X Concept coupe.
As seen in the renders, the G70 received tinted headlights with yellow running lights, an additional formula brake light, a slightly modified body kit and rear wing. Well, the GR3 prototype went even further and got front fenders with slots to improve the flow of air through the interior of the car, an aggressive aerodynamic body kit with a splitter, canards, a diffuser and a huge wing, as well as a salon redesigned in the spirit of GT cars.
There, among other things, they installed a bucket seat with six-point belts, a steering wheel, to which the “washers” of the anti-slip system and ABS settings and a racing tidy were taken out. The rear view camera screen has taken the place of the usual dashboard.
In addition to the G70 GR4 GT and GR3, three Genesis Vision Gran Turismo designs were shown at Monterey. GR1 Alpha_DB is the quest for the limits of aerodynamics and speed, GR1 Bravo_GB is a symbiosis of elegance and functionality, GR1 Charlie_ET is the embodiment of the technical precision of the brand’s corporate identity called Athletic Elegance.