If you’ve heard the name Gran Turismo before, it’s either because you’re a car enthusiast, or a gamer, or maybe both! It definitely is one of the most popular games that Sony PlayStation users enjoy.
And if you’re familiar with the word “Bugatti”, it’s mostly because you have learned to read and write in your childhood. Because let’s admit it – Literally everyone knows Bugatti! This name is famous because of their hugely popular car, the Veyron, that beat more records than Sachin Tendulkar holds. But the Veyron is kind of done now. Its production has ended, after 450 cars, and while the French company will be coming up with something new (the Chiron) in the near future, this is what they had to offer at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Vision Gran Turismo, with its monstrous shape, is honestly something that would fit perfectly in a world ruled by the Decepticons. Unlike other Vision GT cars which we never see in real life, this one was actually built for display at the Motor Show that ended a few days back. The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is capable of reaching speeds over 400 kmph (250 mph) on four sections of the virtual Le Mans track. The car houses the same 8-litre W16 engine that was inside the Veyron, hence speed won’t really be a concern.
“Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the first stage of a new journey that Bugatti is embarking on, following the successful completion of its Veyron chapter, and which will culminate in the unveiling of the next Bugatti super sports car in the not too distant future,” said company president Wolfgang Dürheimer, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The design of the Vision Gran Tursismo is actually a homage to Bugatti’s racing history, specifically the victories at Le Mans in 1937 and 1939 in the Type 57 Tank. Bugatti has showcased their new design language, with the launch of this Vision GT. And we expect some of its design cues to be passed on to the Chiron.
Although the car is a virtual racer, the officials at Bugatti said that they have designed the car in such a way, that each and every part of the car has a functional purpose on road.
Bugatti has collaborated with Polyphony Digital, the creator of Gran Turismo, with one single aim in mind – to make the brand available to all their fans, PlayStation gamers and high-performance aficionados of all ages.
Since the Veyron was limited to just 450 vehicles and was sold at such an exorbitant amount, there were only a few lucky ones to actually drive and own the car! But, the brand does have millions of fans throughout the globe, and this project is just a way of thanking them for their loyalty and enthusiasm, and their love towards the brand.
This may be the first relatable design to the rumoured Chiron, that is supposed to succeed the Veyron, and while this may not be the real thing, knowing the extremist nature of Bugatti’s engineers, we aren’t too far.
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