Video: Bugatti reveals real life ‘Gran Turismo’ supercar

 

Bugatti reveals real life 'Gran Turismo' supercar

Petrolheads will be weeping salty tears of joy at the sight of Bugatti’s newest motor.

And gaming fans will have something to cheer about as well, as it turns out the new concept car from the manufacturer was inspired by Gran Turismo.

It’s called the Bugatti Vision Grand Turismo and was first created inside the blockbuster racing franchise that runs on Sony’s PlayStation consoles.

The in-game car was the first glimpse, but now Bugatti has revealed a real life version made out of carbon fibre and metal.

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Whilst it’ll never reach it to production, the Vision Gran Turismo concept hints at what we might see from the next supercar it produces.

“Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the first stage on a new journey that Bugatti is embarking on following the successful completion of its Veyron chapter, and which will culminate in the unveiling of the next Bugatti super sports car in the not too distant future,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, president of Bugatti.

Source: Mirror

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Gran Turismo 6 vs Real Life

Gran Turismo 6 vs Real Life

Do you remember when Nissan launched its GT Academy back in 2008? If not, the idea was to find professional racers from a computer game. Gaming enthusiasts all over the world submitted their times on a unique race track on Gran Turismo 5, then the fastest 22 were invited to Silverstone to compete for a chance to race professional for Nissan.

Great, now that you’re ‘up to speed’ (sorry) here’s what’s happened since then…

Nissan’s GT Academy has become a genuine recruiting tool for the world of motorsport. This back door into racing is ever popular with gaming hopefuls. However there is still a huge gap between playing the game and racing a real car.

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Above all else, the largest difference is fear. As you can imagine squeezing the ‘X’ button and holding full throttle in Gran Turismo is a lot easier than keeping your foot flat to the floor in a real car travelling at 100mph plus. Keeping committed to a corner in a game is easy, but in real life, you know a mistake will hurt.

Also in Gran Turismo a gear change is as quick as tapping a button – but in real life, every gear shift will lose you time. You are also usually slower to react on the brakes and accelerator, as well as being incredibly heavy-handed with the steering, as demonstrated in this video:

The Real Life L.A. Locations GTA V is Based On

Los Santos city from GTA V features many famous locations in Los Angeles including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, L.A.’s Koreatown, South Central and Downtown L.A. These are all badly disguised with slightly different names so it’s not hard to work out what they are based on, but we thought we would show you some of the real life locations anyway…

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier is the real life name for Del Perro Pier in GTA V. In reality it’s a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. According to GTA Wiki, the name “Del Perro” translates to “of the dog” in Spanish, is likely a reference to Santa Monica’s nickname of “Dogtown.”

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl

The Vinewood Bowl (Hollywood Bowl in real life) is an outdoor entertainment venue located beneath the Vinewood Sign. The reality talent show Fame or Shame is filmed at Vinewood Bowl. In reality The Hollywood Bowl is an iconic 1920’s amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles that is used primarily for music performances.

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

The Los Santos Observatory is a landmark overlooking the city in GTA V. In reality, Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.

Whiskey a Go Go

Whiskey a Go Go

GTA’s Tequil La-La is based on the famous rock n’ roll nightclub ‘Whisky a Go Go’, located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. It is featured in the Stranger side mission Vinewood Souvenirs – Willy, where Trevor Philips must collect a gold tooth from Willy.

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Sign

It really doesn’t take a genius to work out that the Vinewood sign is based on the Hollywood sign!

For more information about the fictional world of GTA V, you could always visit http://gta.wikia.com/…seriously.

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