Bugatti, a French luxury automotive company known for their hypercar the Veyron (as well as many other beautiful classic exotic automobiles), has shown off the Vision Gran Turismo.
The hypercar designed by Bugatti is made for Polyphony Digital’s expanding slate of incredible cares designed for Gran Turismo’s virtual world.
While it clearly has some resemblance to the outgoing Veyron model, it probably also gives us a tease as to the next new model, currently titled the Chiron.
The Chiron is the hypercar that is replacing the Veyron and is expected to launch next year for over $2 million dollars and have over 1,400 horsepower.
Bugatti has spoken of the Vision Gran Turismo as follows:
“The designers have unmistakably transferred the most important characteristics of Bugatti’s design DNA into the styling of the virtual race car. Consequently, the side view of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is characterised by the famous Bugatti line. And the virtual race car has also been furnished with the most recognisable symbol of a Bugatti, the horse shoe on the front grille. It is placed in the centre of the central front air intake as three-dimensional sculpture and supports the structure between the wings and the aerodynamic front splitter. The horse shoe is flanked by the eight-eyed headlights, which were developed especially for the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo.
Another typical Bugatti design element is the centre fin, which originated on the legendary Type 57 Atlantic from 1936. The designers employ two versions of the fin on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo: one on the front and rear wings, where they contribute to the appearance of the vehicle and the other running the length of the roof, where it makes an important contribution to the car’s dynamic stability.
An interesting detail on the roof is the NACA air intake, which, with its contrasting light blue finish, not only has a strikingly beautiful shape but also makes a crucial contribution to the control of the aerodynamic conditions on top of and at the rear of the car without compromising the effectiveness of the impressive rear wing.
The car has a strong trailing edge which provides great longitudinal-dynamic stability, exhausts the hot air from the engine compartment and, no less important, communicates to the pursuer in the video game that a Bugatti is getting away from him.”