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Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo: One-off show car unveiled in Frankfurt

New images of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car have been revealed ahead of the official Frankfurt motor show reveal


Following its digital reveal earlier in the month, Bugatti has shown images of it’s full-sized Vision Gran Turismo show car – a pure racing concept designed exclusively for inclusion in the GT6 video game. The model, which draws on the history or racing Bugattis with an eye on the future, has been unveiled ahead of the Frankfurt motor show.

Bugatti joins a long and distinguished list of manufacturers taking part in the Vision GT program, which encourages ingenuity and freedom of design that would not be viable in the real world. All the cars will be made available in the Gran Turismo 6 video game.

Take one look at it, and you know that it’s a Bugatti. The basic shape is obviously Veyron derived, but every aspect is much more extreme, with vents spoilers and slashes all over. It’s not retro styled, but there are various nods to the company’s Le Mans victories in 1937 and 1939, such as the two-tone Type 57 G Tank-inspired colour scheme.

Head inside and it’s very obviously a stripped out racer. Gone are the leather and brushed titanium luxuries you’d expect to find in a Bugatti, replaced with a single racing seat, bare carbon fibre and lashings of Alcantara.

Is it a hint at what the Veyron replacement might look like? Bugatti says that the Vision Gran Turismo ‘previews the design language that the brand has developed for the next chapter’. While we don’t expect the Veyron’s road-going successor to be anywhere near this extreme, it could certainly hold a few clues to the new car’s look.

Not much is known about the Veyron-replacing hypercar other than its name: Chiron. Expected to have around 1500bhp, the road car could potentially use aspects of the Vision GT’s styling when it goes on sale sometime next year, but nothing has so far been confirmed.

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