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Peugeot introduces Vision Gran Turismo concept

by Ronan Glon

Peugeot\'s digital supercar can reach 62 mph from a stop in 1.7 seconds.

France's Peugeot has introduced a new digital concept car called Vision Gran Turismo. As its name clearly implies, the concept was designed to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo 6 video game.

Power for the Vision Gran Turismo comes from a turbocharged 3.2-liter V6 engine that makes 875 horsepower. Mounted directly behind the passenger compartment, the six-cylinder sends power to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. The concept weighs 1,929 digital pounds thanks to the extensive use of lightweight materials, and it can reach 62 mph from a stop in as little as 1.73 seconds.

Peugeot promises the concept's deceleration is just as impressive thanks to a set of huge Brembo-built carbon ceramic brakes.

The Vision Gran Turismo is merely 40 inches tall. It looks more aggressive than any car Peugeot has ever built thanks to a sleek, highly-aerodynamic body, sculpted flanks and a pair of large air vents integrated into the rear bumper. The coupe rides on 22-inch alloy wheels up front and 23-inch alloys out back.

The Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo will be part of a free downloadable update that will be released in the near future. However, Peugeot stresses the supercar is simply a virtual design study created exclusively for Gran Turismo 6 and there's not a single chance it will ever spawn a regular-production model.

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