Peugeot unveils virtual Vision Gran Turismo racer for GT6

Peugeot has unveiled its virtual Vision Gran Turismo racer for the GT6 video game.

With a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio of 875kg and 875bhp and the ability to go from 0 to 100kph in just 1.73 seconds, Peugeot’s new supercar promises a unique driving experience for Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) gamers, exclusively on PlayStation®3. Peugeot designers teamed up with Peugeot Sport engineers to craft an outstanding supercar that has all the hallmarks of a high-performance endurance racer, brought to life in glorious high definition.

With over 15 cars already featured in the Vision Gran Turismo line-up, the lion brand has risen to the latest challenge put out by Kazunori Yamauchi, the man behind the flagship driving game, who asked automakers to design a car specifically to commemorate the game’s 15th anniversary.

The central V6 turbo 3.2L engine, just behind the driver, feeds its 875bhp to the ground via six-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel-drive system comprising 22-inch alloys in the front and 23-inch counterparts in the back. This, coupled with the lightweight design, tipping the scales at just 875 kg, and super-responsive steering makes it the ideal steed to take up the Gran Turismo challenge.

Virtual drivers will have the chance to take the Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo for a spin in the very near future on no fewer than 40 outstanding tracks with 107 layouts.


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