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Peugeot reveals its "vision" of a sharp, ultra-quick track car

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Peugeot's Vision GT is the latest car to hit Gran Turismo 6
Peugeot's Vision GT is the latest car to hit Gran Turismo 6
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0 to 62 mph in 1.73 seconds
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0 to 62 mph in 1.73 seconds
Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
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Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
This Vision GT is powered by a mid-mounted 3.2-liter V6 engine
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This Vision GT is powered by a mid-mounted 3.2-liter V6 engine
875 hp, 875 kg
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875 hp, 875 kg
Peugeot's Vision Gran Turismo will be available in six colors in Gran Turismo 6
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Peugeot's Vision Gran Turismo will be available in six colors in Gran Turismo 6
The red highlights are reminiscent of Peugeot's recent gray-and-red concept cars
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The red highlights are reminiscent of Peugeot's recent gray-and-red concept cars
Peugeot's Vision GT is the latest car to hit Gran Turismo 6
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Peugeot's Vision GT is the latest car to hit Gran Turismo 6
The Peugeot Vision GT has 22-in front alloy wheels and 23-in rears
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The Peugeot Vision GT has 22-in front alloy wheels and 23-in rears
Peugeot says the Vision GT's in-game steering is highly responsive
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Peugeot says the Vision GT's in-game steering is highly responsive
Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
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Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
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Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
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Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
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Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
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Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo
The 2012 Onyx concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
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The 2012 Onyx concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The Vision Gran Turismo is reminiscent of the Onyx concept, shown here at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
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The Vision Gran Turismo is reminiscent of the Onyx concept, shown here at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than two seconds? It can't be done. Well, not in a standard production car, but when you're designing a car destined only for the virtual pavement of a video game, you can go a little wild with your performance estimates. The latest in a seemingly endless stream of Vision Gran Turismo concepts, the Peugeot Vision GT flashes radical styling and even more radical in-game performance.

A collaboration between Peugeot's design team and Peugeot Sport, the new Vision Gran Turismo is clearly inspired by the Onyx, a fetching 2012 concept car that the French automaker still brings to auto shows regularly. The video game car is 3.5 in (9 cm) lower, standing at 41 in (104 cm), and includes more fully shaped fender muscles, among other design variations.

The most interesting aspect of Peugeot's Vision GT styling is the replacement of side windows with extended body work, creating a unique cabin shell with floating glass roof. The smooth form helps the low, powerful supercar sweep air aside on its way to the finish line. The Vision GT wears contrast red grill slats and lower body work, a more subtle interpretation of the two-tone body work that Peugeot has used on recent show cars, including the Onyx, and Exalt.

The Peugeot Vision GT has 22-in front alloy wheels and 23-in rears
The Peugeot Vision GT has 22-in front alloy wheels and 23-in rears

Below its smooth, aggressive body, the Vision GT features an 875-bhp turbocharged 3.2-liter V6 mounted just behind the driver. Output works its way to all four wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox and AWD system. The powertrain's effectiveness is furthered by the car's 1:1 power to weight ratio (it weighs 875 kg/1,929 lb), meaning that the needle will hit 62 mph in a mere 1.73 seconds. Clearly Peugeot has to keep up with the virtual competition, including the Chevy Chaparral 2X and its laser-fired 1.5-second 0-60 mph time. No word on what the car's virtual top speed is, but Peugeot promises quick, sure stopping with the Brembo carbon disc brake package.

Those may sound like fantasy video game numbers, but they're much the same as the Pikes Peak record-setting 208 T16. That car also has a (twin) turbocharged 875-bhp 3.2-liter V6 and 875-kg weight and is just a few tenths slower, firing to 62 mph in 1.8 seconds.

The Peugeot Vision GT will be released in six colors on PlayStation 3 as part of an upcoming Gran Turismo 6 update. You can see what it'll look like in the trailer below.

Source: Peugeot

Trailer - Peugeot Vision GT

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