Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

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Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
Bugatti Vision at IAA 2015 in Frankfurt.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerBugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Model years2015
AssemblyMolsheim, Alsace, France
DesignerAchim Anscheidt
Sasha Selipanov
Etienne Salome
Frank Heyl
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
LayoutLongitudinal mid-engine, all-wheel-drive
RelatedBugatti Chiron
Powertrain
Engine8.0 L (488 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16
Power output
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Dimensions
Curb weight
  • 1,724 kg (3,800 lb)

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.

Only one Vision Gran Turismo exists, currently owned by Hezy Shaked, Chairman and CSO of Tillys.[2][3] The car's price is estimated to be from US$5,160,000 up to US$18,000,000.[4][5]

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.[6]

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 278 mph (447 km/h).[7][8] 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 sharkfin and active rear wing, large front splitter, side air intakes, multiple NACA ducts, and DTM-style dive planes.[9][10]

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.[4]

The Vision Gran Turismo also contains a crate for the owner's manuals, keys, and parts. In it 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.[11]

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.[5] 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 extreme-performing concept cars) and as a Group 1 car (category made for prototype race cars).[7]

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

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