Peugeot reveals L750 R Hybrid ‘virtual concept’
The latest instalment in the Gran Turismo series of racing games, Gran Turismo Sport, will be revealed next Wednesday, and included in the roster of real road and racing cars will be a series of Vision 'virtual concepts', created by car manufacturers specifically for the gaming world.
The most recent of these is by Peugeot, and it's called the L750 R Hybrid. It's an evolution of the L500 R Hybrid, which featured in the previous Gran Turismo game on the Playstation 3. And in the virtual world, with no physical constraints like money or packaging to hold it back, Peugeot's been able to run riot with the car's performance.
To that end, it utilises a hybrid powertrain to produce 740bhp – 572bhp from a petrol engine, and 168bhp from the electric motor. The petrol engine will rev to an impressive 10,000 rpm.
Combine that with the hybrid's supposed 825kg kerb weight courtesy of an advanced carbon structure, and the end result should be very fast indeed.
The L750 R Hybrid also features a dual-circuit hydraulic braking system, with four ventilated carbon brake discs – so it should stop as well as it accelerates. There's also adjustable ride height front and rear to give the best handling for virtual cornering.
Gran Turismo Sport launches in the UK on October 18, when the Peugeot will be available to play along with other Vision GT cars.