Add another concept to the list of beautiful cars Genesis will likely never produce. It's called the (takes deep breath) Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept, or, put more simply, a gorgeous front mid-engine coupe. This mockup, shown in Barcelona during the Gran Turismo World Series World Finals previews a downloadable Vision GT concept, so while it won't go into production you can at least drive it Gran Turismo 7.
The concept has a curvaceous body with a dramatic, low roofline, a slippery drag coefficient of 0.34 and rides on center-lock wheels that look like a pain to clean. There's also gullwing doors and dual exhaust tips above the engine cover.
This concept doesn't have a powertrain, but the virtual version will have a V6 gasoline engine that revs all the way to 10,000 rpm. The six-cylinder gets a boost from tech dubbed e-SC, which is Genesis marketing jargon for an electric supercharger. While this setup is good for a little over 400 horsepower in the latest G90 sedan, it makes 870 hp and 790 pound-feet of torque in Playstation land. Add into the mix an electric motor and the hybrid powertrain delivers a combined 1,071 hp and 986 lb-ft.
Genesis says it has adopted an "anti-wedge attitude" with the concept's styling while incorporating the signature quad light motif. There's also a giant diffuser at the back with a vertical third brake light that takes after Formula 1 fog lights.
The two-seat cabin is minimalist, with an uncluttered posh interior with a couple of knobs and built-in screens on the center console and another pair on the steering wheel. The door cards incorporate rotary displays, and there's a massive display as wide as the dashboard. It serves as the infotainment system since the driver's instrument cluster has been built into the yoke-like steering wheel.
The Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept will be available in Gran Turismo 7 next month.