The Peugeot L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo is revealed

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After the likes of McLaren and Bugatti have given us digital supercars that only exist in the world of Gran Turismo, now another carmaker has decided to join the party; this is the Peugeot L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo.

Before you make a grab for your digital pitchfork, just remember that Peugeot has a rich history of making bonkers concepts and then not making them at all. In the world of Gran Turismo though, anything goes as the L750 R simply brims with insanity and is a real thing.

Given the freedom of crafting a car without limits, Peugeot designers have basically gone to town. For starters, it gets a 900bhp per tonne power-to-weight ratio thanks to that oh-so-pretty bodywork which gives it a kerbweight of 825kg. Power totals 750ps (740bhp) which comes from a petrol motor (572bhp) and an electric motor (168bhp) which gives the car its name and the hybrid part.

In the digital world of Gran Turismo, the L750 R is only beaten in the power-to-weight ratio by a very small list of carmakers including Koenigsegg, meaning the super-fast Pug is in very prestigious company indeed.

There are some things though that are absolutely pushing the limits of reality, take that 10000rpm rev-limit, all very science fiction if you ask us. It also has what Peugeot refer to as an “innovative dual-circuit hydraulic braking system” which sounds all very complex while giving no information at all.

On the outside, the L750 R gets an exterior that wouldn’t look out of place in a futuristic racing game of sorts. A huge front-dam that looks like it eats small animals at 200mph, at the sides you will find an array of aero work which all comes together with a narrow back with a massive rear wing.

Believe it or not, this digital concept is supposed to be a showcase for the French carmaker's new design language. I wouldn’t bet though that much of the design will show up on the next Peugeot 107 citycar.

Gran Turismo Sport will be released on 17 October in North America and 18 October in Europe. Team DriveTribe will be playing Gran Turismo Sport with a live Q&A close to release day, watch this space for further details.

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Comments (7)
  • 10,000 RPM science fiction??? Ahem, the 3 litre Ford Cosworth motor, produced since 1967 would rev out to 11,200 RPM & would do 10,000 RPM all day!

    1 year ago
  • has anyone played GT Sport? there was a beta over the weekend...was it any good?

    1 year ago
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    • It's amazing. It feels like a classic racing sim but with all the high tech bits to fit into 2017. A good portion if the game seems to be centered on player interaction with a sort of...

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      1 year ago
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    • Its live as of yesterday, I played it briefly last night as it was impressive......... go check it out

      1 year ago
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