The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo made for the namesake Playstation video game has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Inspired by the French brand’s racing success in the 1920s and 1930s, this “virtual project” will be transformed into tangible show car for the Frankfurt event.
The car’s design is heavily based on the Veyron, but could actually preview some design language that may be used on the new Chiron, the brand’s upcoming $2.5-million supercar. Covered in the historic French racing blue color, the digital design renderings are based on precise aerodynamic research and real racing technology. The designers wanted to make the Vision GT a true Bugatti, right down to the little details.
The Vision GT’s design begins with Bugatti’s signature horseshoe grille and is flacked by eight-eyed headlights. The center fin is also a nod to design elements from the iconic Type 57 Atlantic. From the renderings, we can also see that a lot of carbon fiber will be used.
“In the Bugatti Veyron, we have developed a super sports car which unites two characteristics, the beauty and the beast,” said Achim Anscheidt, the head of Bugatti Design, in a press release. “The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo embodies the performance beast. It has a more radical and extreme style. This is a thorough-bred Bugatti for the virtual race track, not for the street.”
Anscheidt added, “When the target group suddenly grows from 450 Veyron owners to several million fans, gamers and high performance aficionados, it is a very exciting matter. We had a lot of fun with this project.”
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