Peugeot Mysterious Concept is a Vision Gran Turismo [VIDEO]
At last! Peugeot has finally unveiled its mysterious car and as we guessed it is a Gran Turismo concept. But if you are following us at Twitter, then you will already know what I am talking about. Yesterday, we have published the first three official photos of the vehicle. Now it is time for the rest of them and for a trailer video of the car.
When I saw the car for the first time, I was speechless and stood in awe. If this car goes into production it will be definitely rivaling the Lambo or the Ferrari. Of course, the Vision Gran Turismo is specifically created for the GT6™ video game, which can be played only by PlayStation3 owners.
At first, the French manufacturer introduced the mysterious concept with a video, in which it suggested that the vehicle will blend the codes of the GT supercar and the prototype sports car. The video clearly showed that it promotes a future model in the Gran Turismo 6 video game.
The next teasers released were the sketches and three images, which gave us even more the impression of a virtual-only project. The sketches revealed that the vehicle will have a very low ride, concept-like exterior, wide and muscular stance and will definitely offer supreme performance.
In addition, the teaser images showed us select parts of the car like the front fascia and wheels. This is where we got the impression of the dark silver exterior paint scheme, accentuated by red highlights.
What's new? Well, Peugeot said that the car has a design with a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, meaning weight of 875kg and 875bhp. Of course, this raises a lot of questions but the first thing that one thinks is about acceleration time. This car is capable of covering the 0 to 62mph acceleration sprint in mere 1.73 seconds.
Lucky PS3 users, they'll have unforgettable and unique driving experience in the GT6!
To go into details, for this project Peugeot designers have teamed up with the sport engineers to create the perfect supercar. The vehicle had to feature the performance of an endurance racer. The Vision Gran Turismo concept has this monolithic silhouette, which has sculpted sides to sweep aside air resistance.
In addition to this, it is very low in height: it is only 104cm, but does not feature any aero-components. Its body design serves as an effective way to stick the car to the road.
Where does this power come from? It comes from the central V6 turbo 3.2-litre engine, positioned behind the driver, which is connected to a six-speed manual transmission driving all four wheels. The alloys actually measure 22-inch at the front and 23-inch counterparts.
The lightweight design and the responsive steering all add to the benefits that will take one to the top position at the Gran Turismo challenge. What is more, the deceleration of the car is as impressive as the acceleration. It is achieved via four ventilated Brembo carbon discs that are 380mm at the front and 337mm at the rear.
Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo will be soon available in the game in six color variants. It will be released as a free update for the Gran Turismo 6 game. Before you can enjoy it, check out the latest video trailer of the concept car, which teases nothing else but exceptional experience.