SinceGran Turismo 6
, one of the famed racing games unique features has been theVision Gran Turismo
cars, which are vehicles designed by automakers specifically for the game.Peugeot was one of many companies to design a car for GT6
and it designed a second one forGran Turismo Sport
, the newest installment in the series. Thenew car
comes in road-going and racing versions with the lengthy names of L500 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo and L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo.
In case you couldn't tell from the name, these fictionalPeugeot
. They use a gasoline-fueled engine with an unnamed number of cylinders coupled to an electric motor and a 7-speed sequential transmission. The entire powertrain is also mounted at the back,Porsche
911-style. In the L500, the powertrain makes about 580 horsepower, while the L750 packs about 750 horsepower. The L750 also boasts a redline of 10,000 rpm. Weighing just over 1800 pounds should make the L750 a formidable car in the game. Although significantly heavier and with less power, the roughly 2,200-pound L500 should still be plenty quick.
The Peugeot HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo cars will appear along side their predecessors fromGran Turismo 6
. They will also be joined by a few other unique cars designed for the game, including theMcLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo
, and theFittipaldi EF7 by Pininfarina
.Gran Turismo Sport
goeson sale October 17