Peugeot's Crazy Vision Gran Turismo Concept Revs Up To 10,000 RPM


You'll be able to take it for a virtual spin in Gran Turismo Sport next week.

After an agonizing four-year wait, car-obsessed PS4 players will finally get to live out their gearhead fantasies with the belated release of Gran Turismo Sport next week. Featuring around 160 cars from a variety of manufacturers, the vehicle selection admittedly pales in comparison to Forza Motorsport 7’s vast collection of over 700 cars. In Gran Turismo Sport, however, you’ll get to drive cars that won’t feature in any other racing game - or that exist in real life, for that matter.

Many automakers contributed to the innovative Vision Gran Turismo program designing concept cars exclusively for the iconic video game series. This latest entry comes from Peugeot following the reveal of the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo. If the peculiar design looks familiar, that’s because it’s essentially an updated version of last year’s Peugeot L500 R Hybrid designed to celebrate Dario Resta’s Indy 500 Win in a Peugeot L45 back in 1916. Dubbed the L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo, Peugeot’s latest virtual concept follows the original Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo designed for Gran Turismo 6 in 2015 and is lighter and more powerful than its predecessor.

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Taking the form of a single seater, the L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo utilizes a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque to keep the weight down to just 825 kg, making it 175 kg lighter than the previous concept. It’s also considerably more powerful, combining a 580-hp gasoline engine that revs up to 10,000 rpm with a 170-hp electric motor to produce a total output of 750 hp. This setup is mated to a seven-speed sequential gearbox, and 0-62 mph takes 2.4 seconds. The virtual racer also features forged-magnesium alloys a dual-circuit hydraulic braking system, carbon disc brakes and front and rear suspension that actively changes the height of the car depending on the speed.

You’ll be able to drive the Peugeot L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo when Gran Turismo Sport launches on October 17 exclusively for PS4. Peugeot is also hosting an online 24-Hour race on its official Twitter account.

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