Bulgari's Dazzling Entry in GT7: The Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

by AutoExpert   |  13 December, 2023

Share :

Car enthusiasts and gamers, get ready for a thrilling blend of luxury and speed! Bulgari, the famed Italian watchmaker, is breaking new ground by introducing the Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept to Sony's Gran Turismo 7 next year.

This marks a unique moment as Bulgari becomes the first non-car maker to join the Gran Turismo lineup, a feat even Nike and Jordan haven't achieved.

The reveal took place at the Gran Turismo World Finals 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, alongside Genesis's X Gran Berlinetta VGT.

Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

But Bulgari's concept car isn't just any roadster; it's a tribute to their iconic Aluminum watch. This sleek timepiece, known for its unconventional aluminum and rubber design, first made waves back in 1998 and was revived in 2020 with a fresh line.

Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

This car's creation story is as captivating as the vehicle itself. It began with a chance encounter between Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, the senior director at Bulgari's Watch Design Center, and Fabio Filippini, an ex-Pininfarina designer.

Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Inspired by a book on car design, Stigliani reached out to Filippini, and together they crafted this masterpiece.

Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

The concept car is a stunning mix of brushed aluminum and carbon fiber, peppered with rubber for protection. Its design echoes the wedge shape popular in 1970s Italian concept cars, linking it to historical gems like the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.

Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Every detail of the Aluminum VGT pays homage to its Italian roots, from the rubber-tipped front fascia to the central row of headlights and the twin horizontal taillamps. However, unlike the P33 Roadster, its predecessor, the Aluminum VGT keeps its engine a mystery, revealed only through its exhaust sound in the promo video.

Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

But Bulgari didn't stop at the car. They've also launched a limited edition Aluminum chronograph watch, available in two versions: one with a yellow face, the other with anthracite. These exquisite watches feature aluminum rods, rubber links, and titanium accents, along with a special 10th Anniversary Vision GT logo.

Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Lucky buyers of this watch get early access to the Aluminum VGT concept in GT7, while the rest of us will have to wait until next year. So, gamers and car lovers, buckle up for a luxurious ride into the virtual world of Gran Turismo with Bulgari's latest masterpiece.

Aluminum Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Recomended:

From Screen to Speedway: Celebrities Who Embraced the Racing World - Photo
Others
From Screen to Speedway: Celebrities Who Embraced the Racing World

You think acting is high pressure, but some of these stars traded the camera for the checkered flag! Here's the craziest ones:Mr. Bean: Racing Nut Yeah, Rowan Atkinson is a COMEDIAN,

AutoExpert
Racing Superstitions: Wacky, Weird, and Sometimes They Work? - Photo
Others
Racing Superstitions: Wacky, Weird, and Sometimes They Work?

Okay, get this: these race car drivers, risking their necks at crazy speeds, are some of the most superstitious people out there! Here's the lowdown on the weird stuff they do for luck:The

AutoExpert
Crash Costs: Uncovering Who Pays for High-Speed Motorsports Mishaps - Photo
Others
Crash Costs: Uncovering Who Pays for High-Speed Motorsports Mishaps

You see those cars go WHAM into the wall at 200mph and think, "That's gotta cost a fortune!" So, who's footing the bill? Turns out, it's WAY more complicated than your regular ca

AutoExpert
The MG EXE181 Hypercar Concept's 1.9-second Acceleration Time Is Sure To Wow - Photo
Concept
The MG EXE181 Hypercar Concept's 1.9-second Acceleration Time Is Sure To Wow

SAIC-owned MG recently unveiled the EXE181 hypercar concept at the Beijing Auto Show. The four electric motors that power this electric vehicle allow it to reach 0–62 mph in just 1.9 seconds. Th

AutoExpert
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Is Pushing Limits With Unmatched Acceleration - Photo
Car News
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Is Pushing Limits With Unmatched Acceleration

In Shanghai, Mercedes-AMG unveiled the GT 63 S E Performance, a highly anticipated vehicle. With 805 hp from a biturbo V8 engine and a rear-mounted electric motor, this flagship plug-in hybrid electri

AutoExpert
Meet Porsche's Next-Level Cayenne GTS: Where Luxury Meets Speed - Photo
Car News
Meet Porsche's Next-Level Cayenne GTS: Where Luxury Meets Speed

The 2025 Cayenne GTS debuts in both the regular and coupe bodystyles, along with a plethora of new standard amenities, a responsive suspension setup, sharper styling cues, and an improved twin-turbo V

AutoExpert
Aston Martin's DBX707: Luxury SUV Reimagined - Photo
Car News
Aston Martin's DBX707: Luxury SUV Reimagined

Aston Martin streamlined their portfolio to only the DBX707 performance flagship SUV and gave it an interior makeover. In addition, the chassis software calibration has fine-tuned the Aston Martin DBX

AutoExpert
Hold My Beer, Bugatti. These Autobahn Runs are INSANE - Photo
Others
Hold My Beer, Bugatti. These Autobahn Runs are INSANE

So, we all know the autobahn's this legendary speed freak's paradise, right? Turns out the craziest stories are true. But here's the thing: it's not about fancy new supercars.Let&#

AutoExpert
Can We Achieve a Death-Proof Car? Exploring the Future of Vehicle Safety - Photo
Others
Can We Achieve a Death-Proof Car? Exploring the Future of Vehicle Safety

Remember that crazy flick "Death Proof" with the psycho who crash-proofed his car? Got me thinking... could we ever REALLY have a car that makes you invincible on the road?The Old-School

AutoExpert
Unlocking Your Car's Speed: The Truth About Speed Limiters - Photo
Others
Unlocking Your Car's Speed: The Truth About Speed Limiters

So, you think your daily driver can hit 200mph? Dream on! Turns out, there's a sneaky little thing called a speed limiter that keeps us reasonable (and out of jail...). Here's how it ruins our

AutoExpert