After selling all 450 vehicles in the Veyron series, the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the beginning of a new chapter in the history of this luxury brand. The design of the Vision Gran Turismo pays tribute to Bugatti's long tradition in motorsports during the 20s and 30s, particularly its victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and is based on the very latest in sports engine technology. In turn, this virtual project inspired by the historic Bugatti Type 57 Tank also anticipates the future design language of the brand.
Florian Umbach, Bugatti's head of chassis development, had a great time with this project. “To create the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo we put all the parameters of the vehicle to the maximum unlike what we do with our production cars, where comfort and ease of handling are obviously also key factors. To create it, we shed the luxury and comfort elements of Bugatti's road supercars to make the vehicle lighter and create more space for new high-performance aerodynamics, as well as a new radiator layout that we specifically designed for. virtual races ”.
However, both the technical characteristics of the car and its design are realistic since the virtual project is based on the latest simulation models of driving dynamics and aerodynamics from the Bugatti development team. Engineers and designers came together to meticulously work on the project for six months. Furthermore, motorsport experts from the Volkswagen Group were also involved and ensured that every detail of the virtual car was authentic.
Engineers have calculated that the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo can exceed 400 km / h in four sections of the virtual version of the Le Mans circuit. “With this extreme speed on the long straights we have been able to compensate for the handicaps in the curves, which makes it as fast in this virtual world as the fastest LMP1-class race car in the real world which, unlike what happens in the video game, it does have to comply with all the FIA and ACO regulations, ”says Umbach.
To reach that performance goal, the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo also features a W16 engine that delivers incredible power to all the wheels of the car.