Gamers have long demanded the inclusion of a Suzuki Jimny on the racetrack.
Following numerous requests from fans, Gran Turismo 7 has at long last included the Suzuki Jimny in its selection of drivable vehicles through a recent update that was released this week. Along with the highly sought-after “baby G-Class,” the game has also incorporated two Vision concept cars, two fresh Extra Cafe menus, and several additional race events, in addition to the customary bug repairs and enhancements.
The Suzuki Jimny has gained a devoted following around the globe, although its appeal lies more in its exceptional capabilities off the beaten path and its compact size rather than its performance on a racecourse. Nevertheless, thanks to numerous customization possibilities, even a Jimny can shine alongside top competitors.
The initial concept in the Vision series is the Bulgari Aluminium Vision Gran Turismo, which was revealed in late 2019. This unique concept car draws inspiration from the BVLGARI Aluminium watch from 1998, while also acknowledging design cues from the 1960s and 1970s. Collaborating with a former Pininfarina design director, the extraordinary speedster boasts perfect proportions. But how does this contribute to the jeweler’s success? To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Vision GT, two limited edition watches were launched, each featuring the commemorative logo on the back. Customers who purchased these watches for $4,800 received a special code granting them free access to the car.
The alternate concept is steeped in tradition yet remains just as eye-catching. Unveiled alongside Bulgari’s masterpiece, the Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Vision Gran Turismo Concept holds a greater sense of intrigue as it holds a glimmer of possibility for production, although with significant modifications. While the supercar’s design and technological advancements may seem slightly far-fetched, its foundation is rooted in practicality, as evidenced by various Genesis trademarks and reports. These indications suggest that the South Korean car manufacturer is eager to introduce a sports car to the market. If the stylish Genesis Speedium manages to impress enough players in the video game, perhaps the company will consider making it drivable in the physical realm. Fingers crossed for this exciting prospect.