One of the most extreme cars in Gran Turismo Sport!

In 2013, Mercedes-Benz launched the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a retro-inspired supercar developed for the launch of the Gran Turismo 6 video game. It was the first Vision GT car ever made and started a big thing that saw all major automakers bring their own concepts into the game. In all, no fewer than 21 Vision cars were unveiled for the Gran Turismo 6 until 2016. These came from 16 different carmakers, including BMW, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Mazda, Lexus, and SRT. Come 2017, and we’ve already seen five concepts unleashed for the new Gran Turismo Sport game, the latest of which is the Peugeot L750 R Hybrid.

The second Vision Gran Turismo concept coming from Peugeot, the L750 R HYbrid is actually an evolution of the L500 R HYbrid that saw the light of the Gran Turismo day in 2016. The new concept car has a more aggressive exterior with upgraded aerodynamics, as well as a more powerful hybrid drivetrain. The L750 R HYbrid is available for all 17 locations and many tracks in the Gran Turismo Sport video game and can be customized in any color. You can also enter the car in a 24-hour race on Twitter if you’re into getting retweets for each lap driven.

Continue reading to learn more about the Peugeot L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo.

Exterior

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Setting the new car apart from the old one is the redesigned splitter

Essentially a more aggressive version of the L500 R HYbrid, the L750 concept is identical to its virtual predecessor save for the redesigned aerodynamic package and the new livery. The front fascia is just as aggressive, featuring a V-shaped nose and boomerang-shaped headlamps that flank the lion badge. Setting the new car apart from the old one is the redesigned splitter, which is slightly larger, and the wings placed on each side of the bumper.

Onto the sides, there are two major upgrades to talk about. First, the new concept has a roof scoop, which in real life would enhance engine cooling. Second, the game car rides on forged magnesium wheel, which shave a few pounds of the previous concept.

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The L750 sports a huge wing for enhanced downforce, a feature you won't see on the L500

The similarities between the old and the new concept cars continue around back, where both vehicles employ the same V-shaped decklid and diffuser with the center mounted brake lights at the center. This design reminds me of boat-tail style cars from the 1930s, although I have a feeling this wasn’t Peugeot’s aim.

Anyway, the L750 gets a huge wing for enhanced downforce, a feature you won’t see on the L500. The livery is also new, combining various shades of gray and silver with red and blue stripes. Like most race cars recently introduced by Peugeot, the L750 features "Red Bull" and "Total" logos. On the front hood, a checkered pattern rounds off the spectacular livery.

Interior

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Note: Peugeot L500 R HYbrid Concept pictured here.

The layout is as extreme as they get and looks as if inspired by a spaceship

There are no photos or information about the interior, but this isn’t surprising given this concept car was created for a video game. However, Peugeot did launch interior renderings of the previous concept car and we can have a look at that to find out more about the L750.

The layout is as extreme as they get and looks as if inspired by a spaceship. There’s only one seat at the center and everything looks to be made of carbon-fiber, including the red painted seat. The steering wheel too is made from lightweight materials and looks more like a controller rather than a conventional wheel. But this is far from surprising given that this concept was designed with racing in mind.

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Note: Peugeot L500 R HYbrid Concept pictured here.

Arguably the most interesting features are the holographic projectors located at the front of the cockpit

Arguably the most interesting features are the holographic projectors located at the front of the cockpit. According to Peugeot, they display vital information about the car’s performance and the track ahead, as well as a detailed map. A HUD from the future if you will.

Given that the French carmaker had nothing to say about the L750’s cockpit, it’s safe to assume that no changes were made to the L500 design. Which is actually pretty cool since the previous concept was already as futuristic as they get.

Drivetrain

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Output has been increased from 500 to 750 horsepower in the new Vision Gran Turismo car

It’s a bit weird to talk about a drivetrain in a car that only exists in a video game, but Peugeot insists that the L750 features a high-performance hybrid under the shell. This was also the case with the L500, but output has been increased for the new Vision Gran Turismo car. Specifically, while the L500’s gasoline engine was rated at 270 (virtual) horsepower, the L750 hits Gran Turismo Sport tracks with 580 horses at its disposal. In addition, it has an electric motor that cranks out 170 horsepower with the help of a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. The L500 had a similar layout, but with two motors, each rated at 115 horses.

Total output in the L750 is estimated at 750 horsepower, a 250-horsepower increase over the L500. In addition to being more powerful, the L750 is also 385.8 pounds lighter, tipping the scales at 1,818.8 pounds. Now that’s quite a impressive power-to-weight ratio, too bad this car doesn’t exist in real life...

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The L750 will be able to hit 62 mph from a standing start in 2.4 seconds

Peugeot says that the L750 will be able to hit 62 mph from a standing start in 2.4 seconds. In the Gran Turismo Sport video game, obviously. That’s a tenth-second quicker than the L500, which is a bit disappointing given the significantly lighter car and the 50-percent power bump.

Other specs listed by the French maker include a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox, an engine and transmission assembly mounted on the rear axle, a dual-circuit hydraulic braking system with four ventilated carbon disc brakes, and independent suspension all around.

Conclusion

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While I’m not a big fan of Gran Turismo and virtual vehicles don’t really turn me on, it’s actually great that automakers go through all the trouble to create these Vision Gran Turismo concepts. Most of them may not exist in real life and their drivetrain specs are usually of the "here’s a nice dream we had last night" variety, but the video game industry is now big enough to make these efforts worthwhile. Hopefully some of the technology inside Vision cars will make it into production models at some point.

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References

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Read our full review on the 2016 Peugeot L500 R HYbrid.

Press release

On 30 May 1916, Dario Resta drove his PEUGEOT L45 to victory at the legendary Indianapolis 500 automobile race, putting in an average speed of 135 km/h. 100 years on, to celebrate the centenary of that Indy-500 win, PEUGEOT and PEUGEOT SPORT presented the PEUGEOT L500 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo in May 2016. Now, to mark the release of the new PlayStationâ4 exclusive video game Gran Turismo Sport on 18 October, PEUGEOT and PEUGEOT SPORT are unveiling their new, sleeker, sportier version of the car; the PEUGEOT L 750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo.

An all-new racing experience at the wheel of the PEUGEOT L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo, the extreme purebred version of the PEUGEOT L500 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo

Glued to the road and seemingly at one with it, both models bear the distinctive stylistic features of the PEUGEOT brand.

With their carbon-fibre monocoque structure, both the PEUGEOT L500 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo and the PEUGEOT L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo were designed with the rigours of competitive racing in mind. For the driver, this radical new version of the car promises hitherto unknown sensations.

Ever striving for greater efficiency, PEUGEOT equipped the L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo with an internal-combustion engine and an electric motor. The petrol engine produces 580 horsepower and a top engine speed of 10,000 rpm. That is backed up by a 170-horsepower electric motor, giving the PEUGEOT L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo a total of 750 horsepower. The electric motor is powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. The sequential 7-speed gearbox is cutting-edge technology from the world of racing. The entire engine and transmission assembly is mounted on the rear axle.

With its dual-circuit hydraulic braking system and four ventilated carbon discs, independent front and rear suspensions varying the ride height according to the car’s speed, and forged-magnesium wheels, the PEUGEOT L 750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo was designed to be as light and aerodynamic as possible to deliver outstanding performance.

Weighing just 825 kg—175 kg lighter than the PEUGEOT L 500 R HYbrid—it gets from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds.

Whichever one you choose, both of these racing machines are perfectly suited to the 17 locations and many tracks available in the Gran Turismo Sport video game.
Digital activation: hit the track for a 24-hour race on Twitter

Take the wheel of the PEUGEOT L500 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo or the PEUGEOT L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo —customized in your colours—for a 24-hour race on Twitter.

Your goal is simple: drive the greatest distance in the allotted time, where each completed lap earns you a re-tweet.

The winner will be the person with the most retweets at the end of the race.

Go to PEUGEOT’s Twitter account at 12pm on 9 October!

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