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Vision GT – This sports car is actually a Skoda!

Yes, that’s a Skoda! However, not a real one, but a “computer-animated design model” from the Czech brand. The “Vison GT” is the study of a purely electric racing car made in Mladá Boleslav and intended as a reinterpretation of the beautiful Škoda 1100 OHC from 1957.

The design concept can be seen together with its historical model in the exhibition “Design and Transformation”. It is currently taking place in Brussels and is part of the supporting program of the Czech Republic’s EU Presidency. Keeping an eye on the past, thinking about the future Like its role model, the Vision GT is an open, red racing car. However, the draft design is designed as a single-seater, with the driver sitting in the middle of the vehicle. Above the futuristic carbon steering wheel, which is flattened at the top and bottom, is a flat screen bar that also serves as a windscreen. Important information is projected directly onto the driver’s helmet visor, similar to a head-up display. An active driver’s cockpit with a flexibly suspended seat optimally balances g-forces. The exterior of the flat Vision GT is characterized by clear lines and sharp edges. The design is reminiscent of current Formula E racing cars, which is particularly illustrated by the spectacularly designed, two-piece rear wing. Active aerodynamics would always ensure optimal driving performance if it were a real vehicle. The new Škoda wordmark shines in bright red as a hologram between the two upper wing profiles. There is no information on the electric drive, battery storage and theoretical performance. There is no need to hope that this design exercise will result in a production model. The Škoda 1100 OHC is one of the milestones in the 120-year motorsport history of the Czechs. The four-cylinder in-line engine installed longitudinally at the front with dual ignition and two camshafts in the cylinder head drew from a displacement of 1089 ccm an output of 92 hp at 7,700 rpm, which was impressive for the time (the maximum speed was 8500 rpm). The engine originally burned high-octane aviation fuel, which flowed into two double carburettors from the Czechoslovakian brand Jikov and later from the Italian manufacturer Weber. Thanks to the use of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP), the racing car, which was 3880 mm long, 1430 mm wide and 964 mm high, weighed just 583 kilograms. It reached a top speed of 200 km/h.
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