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This is the real, live version of Bugatti's Vision Gran Turismo video game car

Bugatti has the unusual distinction of being an automaker without any automobiles for sale, since its Veyron hypercar recently went out of production and it'll be another year or so before the even more ridiculous Chiron is ready for action. Meanwhile, it has some time to kill — and it's doing that in the best way possible with a maximum-insanity race car for Gran Turismo's ongoing Vision Gran Turismo series of virtual cars.

The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo had already been unveiled in sketches, but now we're seeing the real car for the first time: yes, "real," as in "made of things like carbon fiber and suede." Unlike some automakers, Bugatti decided to make a one-off show car of its Vision Gran Turismo design that's debuting at the Frankfurt auto show this week.

There are unquestionably echoes of the Veyron here, but the company notes that "the virtual project also previews Bugatti's future design language." (Hint, hint: you're looking at some design features that'll make it into the Chiron.) Inside, curved displays on the steering wheel on column are two of the most futuristic aspects of the car — and even those might not be that far off from reality.

We don't have exact facts and figures, but it's safe to assume that it'll be unspeakably fast and absurdly powerful when you download it onto your PS3. For now, enjoy these shots — and if you're lucky enough to be in or around Frankfurt, you can see it at Bugatti's stand from the 17th through the 27th.


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