As you already know if you have played Gran Turismo, the most intense parts of the game have to be earned. You have to build your skills and trade up from little nothing-powered Miata’s up the power and speed ladder.
Toward the top of the performance spectrum, you are racing in LMP1 cars and beyond. The vast majority of concepts seen so far in the Vision GT collection fall into two categories: a racing-upfit version of a normal production car (ie the VW GTI SS) and a pure fantasy take on future racing (ie Chevrolet 2X Chaparral VGT).
The latest concept is from Peugeot — the French brand on a serious coolness mission. Hoping to reclaim some of the brand’s 1980s racing credibility, Peugeot has been a prolific concept-car maker recently as it tries to establish its footing. This new Vision GT concept marries tech from the 908 HDi FAP LeMans car with much of the style of the ONYX concept car.
Peugeot ONYX Concept
It is overall a hugely successful style statement, landing somewhere between production racers and pure fantasy. The new Pug VGT has much of the beauty and elegant design details of a road-going hypercar, but performance to win races.
How does the Peugeot Vision GT avoid the huge wings and racing mods typically needed for high-level racing — both in real life and in the game?
Active aero is a huge part of the equation, but the core elements are obscene power on a super-light frame. Overall output from the mid-engine turbo V6 is quoted at 875 horsepower. That 3.2-liter’s output perfectly matches the 875-kg of weight. A low-slung center of gravity is in the mix as well, with the total vehicle height just 41.7-inches. Grip is vastly superior to any LeMans cars in real life thanks to the 22-inch front and 23-inch rear wheels with slimline racing slicks.
All together, the blueprints deliver a dominant track car to GT6 racers. 0-62-mph is quoted at 1.73-seconds and a Vmax estimate of 255-mph.
2015 Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
0 – 62MPH IN JUST 1.73 SECONDS … WITH THE PEUGEOT VISION GRAN TURISMO!
PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo unveiled for GT6TM video game
PEUGEOT designers teamed up with PEUGEOT Sport engineers to craft an outstanding high performance endurance racer
PEUGEOT’s new supercar promises a unique driving experience for GT6TM gamers exclusively to PlayStation®3
PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo has today been unveiled for the GT6™ video game, exclusive to PlayStation®3. Designed with a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio (875kg and 875bhp) and the ability to go from 0 to 62mph in just 1.73 seconds, PEUGEOT’s new supercar promises a unique driving experience for Gran Turismo 6 (GT6™) gamers.
With more than 15 cars already featured in the Vision Gran Turismo line-up, PEUGEOT has risen to the latest challenge of Kazunori Yamauchi, the man behind the flagship driving game, who tasked automotive manufacturers with designing a unique car commemorating the game’s 15th anniversary.
PEUGEOT designers teamed up with PEUGEOT Sport engineers to craft an outstanding supercar that has all the hallmarks of a high-performance endurance racer, brought to life in glorious high definition in GT6™. At first glance, the PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo reveals a striking monolithic silhouette, sculpted to sweep aside air resistance, standing just 104cm tall, with the notable absence of nearly any aerodynamic features. The body design alone is enough to effectively stick the car to the road.
The central V6 turbo 3.2-litre engine, just behind the driver, feeds its 875bhp to the ground via a six-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel-drive system, comprising front 22-inch alloys and rear 23-inch counterparts. This, coupled with the lightweight design (tipping the scales at just 875kg) and super-responsive steering, makes this the ideal response to the Gran Turismo challenge. In addition to this, the car benefits from phenomenal acceleration, taking it from 0 to 62mph (0-100kph) in 1.73 seconds, due to its power-to-weight ratio promising one horsepower for every kilo of kerb weight. Deceleration is equally impressive, achieved with four ventilated BREMBO carbon discs (380mm at the front and 337mm at the rear).
Virtual drivers will have the chance to take the PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismofor a spin in the very near future on no fewer than 40 outstanding tracks with 107 layouts. Available exclusively on the PS3 in six colour variants, the PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo will be released as a part of a free update for Gran Turismo 6.
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Watch the TRAILER on the Peugeot YouTube Channel: PEUGEOT Vision GT
The PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1810. It was in 1889 that it began producing automobiles. Since then, over 65 million vehicles have been produced. Demonstrated through its Brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised Dealers and is recognised for the quality and design excellence of its products.
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