Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Tribute Concept with 1056BHP V6 Hybrid Powertrain Celebrates Racing Icon Jacky Ickx

Genesis Motor Switzerland has recently unveiled the X Gran Berlinetta Tribute Concept to pay homage to the racing legend Jacky Ickx. Some of the notable design elements of the concept include a crest grille and Midnight Blue livery.

By Sanorita | on April 16, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Genesis has unveiled an exclusive X Gran Berlinetta Tribute concept in Switzerland to honour Bathurst winner and veteran Formula 1 driver Jacky Ickx. The remarkable creation is modelled on the X Gran Berlinetta Concept, which made its debut in Barcelona in December 2023. In contrast to the Magma orange colour of the original concept, the celebratory masterpiece sports a Midnight Blue paint job and a white stripe on the bonnet, which is reminiscent of Jacky Ickx's racing helmet. It has a crest grille, racing flag decals on the fenders, and large alloy wheels with a gold finish.

Let's take a closer look at other details of this one-of-a-kind concept that celebrates the impressive career of the racing legend and Genesis's brand partner, Jacky Ickx. 

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Tribute Concept Rear

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta Tribute Concept: What's Under the Bonnet?

The concept features a hybrid drivetrain with a single electric motor (198bhp) and a front mid-mounted V6 (856bhp), which together produce an incredible 1056bhp. The combined torque value stands at 1,337Nm. 

Jacky Ickx: Career Highlights

Jacky Ickx has won six 24 Hours of Le Mans races, which makes him the second most successful driver in the series after Tom Kristensen who won the title nine times. The Belgian-born Ickx has a remarkable record in several motorsports competitions, including eight wins in Formula 1, a victory at the Paris-Dakar Rally, a championship title in the Can-Am series, and an incredible 37 triumphs in World Sports Car racing.

Genesis Neolun SUV Concept: A Quick Recap

Genesis unveiled the Neolun SUV concept last month for the global market. The concept has a dual color combination of Majestic Blue and Midnight Black, and several design elements such as a retractable roof rack, twin-line headlamps and taillights, and coach doors. Inside, the concept features two rows of seating, with captain seats in the second row. The front seats are rotatable, and the rear seat includes a large retractable display for passengers. The concept is inspired by the traditional Korean heating system 'ondol'. It comes with heating films installed strategically on the floor, dashboard, console sides, door trims, and seatbacks.

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