Following the release of the Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer back in 2015 for the previous installment in the hotly beloved franchise, Gran Turismo 6, the French manufacturer is back with another virtual concept car for the Gran Turismo Sport.
The upcoming game will become available starting October 17 exclusively on the PlayStation 4 console so you don’t have to wait long if you’re a fan of Peugeot cars that will never see the real pavement. The manufacturer has actually applied a real-life technique to this model – instead of starting from scratch the L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo is an evolution of an unrelated concept car. In 2016 they presented the sleek L500 R Hybrid, appearing as homage to the Peugeot L45 driven by Dario Resta who snatched the win during the Indy 500 event. The trick is the feat was achieved on May 30, 1916 when average speeds of 83 mph (135 kph) were quite an impressive achievement for the winner.
Now the L750 R Hybrid is an evolution of the predecessor and comes with a sleek design with low-slung chassis, huge wheels – a single seater with a carbon fiber monocoque structure to keep weight in check. Speaking of – since it’s a virtual racer, engineers were allowed to play with the scales, the concept tipping them at a mere 1,818 pounds (825 kilograms), which is also 386 lbs (175 kg) less than the outgoing concept. The hybrid powertrain of the L500 R Hybrid – naturally having 500 ponies – has been enhanced to 580 hp for the ICE and 170 hp for the electric motor, reaching a grand total of 750 hp. The seven-speed sequential gearbox and liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack take care of performance, with the L750 jumping to 62 mph (100 kph) in 2.4 seconds.