After an August tease, Bugatti has unveiled its Vision Gran Turismo, a hypercar designed for Polyphony Digital's ever-expanding slate of fanciful, incredible cars designed for Gran Turismo's virtual world. It's pretty amazing to see a staid, century-old maker of multimillion dollar works of art even participate in the project, but what's even more amazing is that this looks like it could be a real car — and it will be, on the floor of the Frankfurt auto show later this month.
The company says that the Vision Gran Turismo car celebrates Bugatti's history, but you can clearly see strong elements of Veyron in here, and they've previously hinted that design elements on this car would foreshadow Bugatti's future. In other words, we're probably seeing at least a few elements here from the Chiron, the company's next hypercar expected to launch next year for in excess of $2 million with well over 1,400 horsepower and a top speed approaching 300 miles per hour. (Actually, the Chiron sounds as fanciful as many Vision Gran Turismo cars do, come to think of it.)
Here are some words from Bugatti on the car's design:
Look for it at the Frankfurt show starting the week of September 14th, but there's no word on when it'll be available to download into Gran Turismo 6.