This is For the Fans
Bugatti unveils its Vision Gran Turismo show car.
A unique show car makes its world debut: Bugatti has transformed its Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo from the virtual world of bytes and pixels into a real carbon-fibre racer specially for the 66th International Motor Show (IAA). In Frankfurt the French super sports car brand unveils the project that it has designed exclusively for the PlayStation video game franchise Gran Turismo to thank its millions of fans worldwide for their loyalty and enthusiasm.
Following the sale of all 450 vehicles in the Veyron series, Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo marks a new chapter in the luxury brand’s history that will culminate in the unveiling of the new Bugatti super sports car. The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo design pays homage to Bugatti’s great racing tradition of the 1920s and 1930s, in particular its victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and is based on cutting-edge motor sport technology. At the same time the virtual project also previews Bugatti’s future design language.
«Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the first stage on a new journey that Bugatti is embarking on following the successful completion of its Veyron chapter, and which will culminate in the unveiling of the next Bugatti super sports car in the not too distant future,» says Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. «This project showcases Bugatti’s new design language, which we have developed to celebrate this new chapter in our company history.»
«Our Veyron series was limited to 450 vehicles, all of which are now owned by proud automotive connoisseurs,» says the Bugatti President. «However, our fans, who love the brand and have remained loyal to us for years throughout the world, are unlimited in number. This project is our way of thanking them for their loyalty and enthusiasm.» The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo virtual concept previews the design language that the brand has developed for the next chapter of its history following the end of the Veyron era.
Nevertheless, the car’s technical features, like its design, are realistic, since the virtual project is based on the Bugatti development team’s latest simulation models of driving dynamics and aerodynamics. The engineers and the designers worked together meticulously on the project for six months. Also, racing experts from the Volkswagen Group were involved to ensure that every detail of the virtual race car is authentic.
The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo show car will be on display at the Bugatti stand in hall 3.0 of the IAA grounds from 17 to 27 September 2015.
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