It was built under the Vision Gran Turismo project, and with its looks, influenced the Bugatti Chiron’s design language. The color scheme of the car is based on the 1937 Le Mans-winning Bugatti Type 57G ‘Tank’ racer.
Designed by Achim Anscheidt, Sasha Selipanov, Etienne Salome, and Frank Heyl, the Vision Gran Turismo is a two-door concept car combining the looks of a road car and a LMP1 prototype.
The Vision Gran Turismo contains an 8.0 L quad-turbocharged W16 engine, heavily modified. The top speed has never been calculated in a real circuit, but using a virtual Circuit de la Sarthe simulator, the approximate top speed is 278 mph (447 km/h). A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is used, which delivers the power to all four wheels, therefore making the Vision Gran Turismo an all-wheel drive car.
The car uses the pre-production Bugatti Chiron chassis #6 and also a carbon-fibre structure for the body, and independent suspension.
Many aerodynamic features, primarily carbon fiber, are present along the Vision Gran Turismo body, with a LMP1-style shark-fin and active rear wing, large front splitter, side air intakes, multiple NACA ducts, and DTM-style dive planes.
Only one Vision Gran Turismo exists – two people in the world have purchased and owned the Vision Gran Turismo since its unveiling. The car was originally bought by Prince Badr bin Saud of Saudi Arabia through a secret bid, along with a Bugatti Chiron that contained the same color scheme as the Vision Gran Turismo! The car was then subsequently sold and is currently owned by Hezy Shaked, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, Tilly’s Inc., Irvine, California USA.
The car’s price is estimated to be up to US$18,000,000.
Taking the Vision Gran Turismo for a service would cost the owner a minimum of US$20,000, and one set of Michelin tyres for the Vision Gran Turismo costs the owner US$93,000…
The Vision Gran Turismo was also delivered with a bespoke case for the owner’s manuals, keys, and parts. It contains a center lock wheel nut remover, jumper cables and FOUR remote keys (two keys for suspension adjustment and two for lights and spoiler adjustments).
This artwork depicts this unique “one-off” supercar.