The latest Bugatti comes out of the fantasy world and is meant as a tease for the upcoming, post-Veyron super sports car from the French automaker. This ‘holdover, if you will — the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo — is on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
The Bugatti adapted from the popular PlayStation video game title incorporates distinct elements that pay homage to its racing tradition dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, including the feats at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. While steeped in the tradition, this fantasy-to-reality car also “previews Bugatti’s future design language,” the company said in a news release.
With the latest supercar, Bugatti is determined to thank the “unlimited in number” fans beyond the 450 “proud automotive connoisseurs” who own the Veyron series supercars, Bugatti’s President Wolfgang Dürheimer said in a statement. “This project is our way of thanking them for their loyalty and enthusiasm.”
The Vision Gran Turismo culls from the Bugatti Type 57 Tank, which won in the 1937 and 1939 Le Mans. The Turismo car is in the classic blue two-tone color of the Type 57 G Tank, and the hue has been the Bugatti brand color since the 1930s.
Although the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is a video game car, it’s real-life counterpart is estimated to be able to hit 250 mph on four parts of the virtual Le Mans track. The supercar features a W16 engine.
The interior of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is as sporty as it is luxurious, with lightweight suede that has been used only for racing shoes in Formula One.
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