It will bring Bugatti within fingertip reach of mere mortals – quite literally, because the Vision Gran Turismo Concept is headed for the gaming world.
For any of the 450 total Bugatti Veyron buyers who could afford the million-dollar-plus hypercar, the Vision Gran Turismo more importantly showcases the future design language of the VW-owned brand. What you see here may even translate to the Bugatti Chiron that is rumoured to cost A$3.5m (so those Veyron buyers better dig deeper).
As the badge suggests, the Vision Gran Turismo will arrive on the Playstation game of the same name and will virtually debut at next month’s Frankfurt motor show.
There are many Veyron styling identifiers, such as the backward-C sweep around the cockpit and that frowning nose. In case you’re wondering how many virtual cylinders the Vision Gran Turismo has, it’s sixteen, plus four turbochargers as identified by the same 16.4 engine plaque attached on the decade-old production Bugatti hypercar.
Modern elements include four piercing LED headlight bulbs either side of the nose, encased in a small horizontal opening, and a single slimline tail-light blade stretching across the rear above the quad exhausts.
There’s no shortage of carbonfibre on the outside, or blue suede trim on the inside.
Bugatti insists that the styling elements seen here will be lifted from the world of Playstation enthusiasts to car buyers with pockets that run far deeper than an $89.95 game.
“The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo project will give an outlook of Bugatti’s new form and design language,” the company confirmed in a statement.
“Bugatti’s design DNA has reached a new stage of its evolution,” added Achim Anscheidt, head of Bugatti design.
“In view of the nature of the project, our concept car for Vision Gran Turismo will be exaggerated and extremely performance-oriented [but] the progressive design language will given an impressive demonstration of the path to be taken by Bugatti design over the next few years”.
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