How fast can you go? How far can you bend the laws of Physics? The folks at Bugatti are making something that is threatening the Bullet trains. Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is intended for gamers to get behind the wheel in the PlayStation title of the same name, that didn’t stop Bugatti’s engineers from putting together a full-sized, real-life version to bring along to Frankfurt this week.
This might put off some people, but Chiron, the successor to the Veyron will borrow a lot of things from this ‘PlayStation’ only super-hyper car. It was inspired by the Type 57 Bugatti that took Le Mans victories in 1937 and 1939 – hence the blue paintjob – and is said to have been designed for outright performance. Bugatti engineers worked for six months modelling driving dynamics and aerodynamics, to make sure the Vision GT could work as a proper, balls-to-the-wall racecar.
This car does away with traditional mirrors, installing cameras which help reduce drag, displaying the feed onto the console in the dashboard. It’s also four-wheel-drive, and the drive and straight-line punch is so excessive, they’ve calculated that on four sections of a virtual Le Mans track, the Vision GT is capable of hitting over 400kmph.
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