The Skoda VISION GT concept marks the Czech Republic’s EU presidency. The Skoda Design team found inspiration in the Skoda 1100 OHC from 1957.
Just like the 1100 OHC, the VISION GT is a red, open-top racing car. However, it is designed as a single-seater, with the driver sitting in the center of the vehicle. Above the carbon steering wheel, which is flattened at the top and bottom, there is a flat on-screen bar that doubles as a windshield.
Important information is projected directly onto the driver’s helmet visor, similar to a head-up display. An active cockpit with a flexibly suspended seat is designed to optimally compensate for 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 spectacular two-piece rear wing. Active aerodynamics also ensure optimum driving performance at all times.
Shining in bright red between the two upper wing profiles is the new Skoda wordmark in the form of a hologram. It also appears on the very flat front of the VISION GT and references the curved Skoda line.
The ‘Design and Transformation’ exhibition at the Design Museum in Brussels is open until 8 January 2023, with some exhibits also on display at Prague House in Brussels until 2 October 2022.