Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is a single-seater concept car developed by Bugatti and was manufactured in Molsheim, Alsace, France. The car was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, a month after its teaser trailer was released, which was titled #imaginEBugatti.[1] It was built under the Vision Gran Turismo project, and with its looks, influenced the Bugatti Chiron's design language. The color scheme of the car is based on the 1937 Le Mans-winning Bugatti Type 57G Tank racer.

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
Overview
ManufacturerBugatti Automobiles
Production2015 (concept car)
AssemblyMolsheim, Alsace, France
Designer
  • Achim Anscheidt
  • Sasha Selipanov
  • Etienne Salome
  • Frank Heyl
Body and chassis
LayoutMid-engine, four-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine8.0 L (488 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16
Power output
  • 1,500 PS (1,479 hp; 1,103 kW) (showcar)
  • 1,650 PS (1,627 hp; 1,214 kW) (Gran Turismo Sport)
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Dimensions
Curb weight1,724 kg (3,800 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorBugatti Chiron

Only one Vision Gran Turismo exists.[2] The car's price is estimated to be from US$5,160,000 up to US$18,000,000.[3]

Specifications edit

 
Rear view of the Vision Gran Turismo
 
Side view of the Vision Gran Turismo

Designed by Achim Anscheidt, Sasha Selipanov, Etienne Salome, and Frank Heyl, the Vision Gran Turismo is a two-door concept car combining the looks of a road car and a LMP1 prototype. The Vision Gran Turismo belongs under the project of the same name.[4]

The Vision Gran Turismo contains an 8.0 L quad-turbocharged W16 engine, heavily modified. The top speed has never been calculated in a real circuit, but using a virtual Circuit de la Sarthe simulator, the approximate top speed is 447 km/h (278 mph).[5][6] A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is used, which delivers the power to all four wheels, therefore making the Vision Gran Turismo an all-wheel drive car.

The car uses the pre-production Bugatti Chiron chassis #6.

The car also uses a carbon fiber structure for the body, and independent suspension.

Many aerodynamic features, primarily carbon fiber, are present along the Vision Gran Turismo body, with a LMP1-style shark fin and active rear wing, large front splitter, side air intakes, multiple NACA ducts, and DTM-style dive planes.[7][8]

Ownership edit

Taking the Vision Gran Turismo to service would cost the owner US$20,000, and one set of Michelin spare tires for the Vision Gran Turismo costs the owner US$93,000.[3]

The Vision Gran Turismo also contains a crate for the owner's manuals, keys, and parts. It also contains a center lock wheel nut remover, jumper cables, four remote keys (two keys for suspension adjustment, two keys for lights and spoiler adjustments), antenna piece, and an owner's manual.[9]

Only two people in the world have purchased and owned the Vision Gran Turismo since its unveiling. The car was originally bought by Prince Badr bin Saud of Saudi Arabia through a secret bid, along with a Bugatti Chiron that contained the same color scheme as the Vision Gran Turismo.[10] The car was then subsequently sold to Hezy Shaked, Chairman and CSO of Tillys.[2]

Media edit

The Vision Gran Turismo is featured in the Polyphony Digital game Gran Turismo Sport as a Group X car (category made for Vision Gran Turismo cars and cars that do not fit into any other of the game's categories) and as a Group 1 car (category made for prototype race cars).[5] It has appeared again in Gran Turismo 7 along with its Group 1 version.

In Grand Theft Auto Online, the fictitious Truffade Nero Custom's design cues are based on the Vision GT.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Bugatti (2015-08-13), #imaginEBugatti, retrieved 2017-11-22
  2. ^ a b Counts, Reese (2016-08-04). "Saudi Prince buys Bugatti Chiron and Vision Gran Turismo". Autoblog. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
  3. ^ a b "Set Of Spare Tires For The Bugatti Vision GT Cost $93,000". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  4. ^ Bugatti (2015-10-05), Making of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, retrieved 2017-11-21
  5. ^ a b "Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo - gran-turismo.com". gran-turismo.com. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  6. ^ "This is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo with 250mph top speed". BMW BLOG. 2015-09-18. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  7. ^ "Bugatti Pictures | Photo Gallery | Car and Driver". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  8. ^ "This is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, and it'll do 250mph+". www.topgear.com. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  9. ^ TheStradman (2017-11-01), Meet the new owner of the BUGATTI VISION GRANTURISMO!!!, retrieved 2017-11-22
  10. ^ "Bugatti Chiron and Vision GT Sold to this Guy for How Much?". Autofluence. 2016-09-01. Retrieved 2017-11-22.

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