Mladá Boleslav, September 20, 2022 – ŠKODA Design has reinterpreted the concept of the 1957 ŠKODA 1100 OHC and presents the computer-animated design model VISION GT, a study of a fully electric racing car manufactured in Mladá Boleslav. Alongside its ancestor, the design concept is currently featured in the “Design and Transformation” exhibition. Hosted in Brussels, the exhibition is part of the support program of the Czech EU Presidency.
The computer-animated design model ŠKODA VISION GT is among the highlights of the “Design and Transformation” exhibition in Brussels. On the occasion of the Czech EU Presidency, a number of Czech companies are presenting products and designs from 1990 to 2020 at this event. In creating the VISION GT model, the ŠKODA design team was inspired by the 1957 ŠKODA 1100 OHC. The car manufacturer uses this concept to send a clear signal for lasting sportiness and emotion in the digital era. The digital VISION GT continues in the tradition of the “Icons Get a Makeover” series, which includes iconic models from the company’s history, such as the 130 RS, FELICIA and RAPID MONTE CARLO.
Just like the 1100 OHC, the VISION GT is an open-top red racing car. However, it is designed as a single-seater, with the driver seated in the center of the vehicle. Above the futuristic carbon steering wheel, flattened at the top and bottom, is a flat screen bar that doubles as a windshield. Important information is projected directly onto the visor of the driver’s helmet, like a head-up display. An active cockpit with a flexible suspension seat is designed to optimally compensate g-forces.
The exterior of the flat VISION GT is characterized by clear lines and sharp edges. The design echoes current Formula E racing cars, which is particularly evident in the dramatic two-piece rear wing. Active aerodynamics also ensure optimum driving performance at all times. The new ŠKODA wordmark in the form of a hologram shines bright red between the two upper fender profiles. It also appears on the very flat front of the VISION GT and refers to the curved line of ŠKODA.
The “Design and Transformation” exhibition at the Design Museum in Brussels is open until January 8, 2023, with some exhibitions also on display at the Prague House in Brussels until October 2, 2022.