The Bugatti Vision GT is a concept car from the car manufacturer that was shown off at the 2015 motor show in Frankfurt. Interestingly, it was designed for the purpose of appearing in a video game, though unlike some of its counterparts, it has actually been brought into existence by its creators. Moreover, the Bugatti Vision GT has actually been sold to interested individuals, which is notable because it is literally one of a kind. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about the Bugatti Vision GT:
1. It Is a Concept Car
For starters, the Bugatti Vision GT is a concept car. This means that it is a car designed for the purpose of showcasing something new, whether that happens to be some kind of style or some kind of tech. Often times, car manufacturers introduce concept cars for the purpose of testing consumer response.
2. Manufactured in Molsheim
The Bugatti Vision GT was manufactured in the commune of Molsheim, which can be found in the region of Alsace in France. Molsheim is not the most famous of the cities that can be found out there. In fact, there are a lot of people who should be most familiar with it because it is the home of Bugatti.
3. Built Under Vision Gran Turismo
It is interesting to note that the Bugatti Vision GI came into existence because of the Vision Gran Turismo project. In short, said project started out as a collection of fictional cars that were intended to be included in the Gran Turismo series of racing-themed video games.
4. Influenced the Bugatti Chiron
Looks-wise, the Bugatti Version went on to influence the Bugatti Chiron, which is named for the one centaur in Greek mythology who was wise and compassionate rather than wild and untamed. So far, it hasn’t been released that long, meaning that it is a real challenge to figure out how it might perform in the long run. However, the fact that the first 200 units were sold without so much a single one having been shipped out suggests that it has some serious potential.
5. Influenced By Bugatti Type 57
Of course, the Bugatti Vision GT has been influenced by various vehicles as well. One excellent example is the Bugatti Type 57, which saw something along the lines of 700 units produced from 1934 to 1940. In this case, the color scheme of the Bugatti Vision GT was influenced by the color scheme of the Bugatti Type 57.
6. Combines Road Car and LMP1 Prototype
Design-wise, the Bugatti Vision GT is a combination of a road car and a LMP1 prototype, which is perhaps unsurprising when that was the intent. As for LMP1, it refers to some of the prototype cars used in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which tend to be faster when moving in a straight line when compared to their counterparts.
7. Is Indeed in a Gran Turismo Game
Since it was built under the Vision Gran Turismo project, it should come as no surprise to learn that the Bugatti Vision GT has indeed managed to make it into a Gran Turismo game. To be exact, it is in Gran Turismo Sport, where it falls into the category called Group X. Said category consists of either Vision Gran Turismo cars or high-performance concept cars.
8. One Ever Made
Some concept cars are mass produced. In contrast, other concept cars are not. As a result, it isn’t particularly unusual that no more than a single Bugatti Vision GT was ever made, which is one of the factors that contribute to its high value on the market.
9. Value Up to $18 Million
Since there is no more than a single Bugatti Vision GT, there isn’t exactly a wealth of information that can be used to come up with a good fair market value for the vehicle. As a result, the estimates see a fair amount of range, with the highest being around $18 million.
10. Has Had Two Owners
Coming up with an estimate for the value of the Bugatti Vision GT isn’t helped by the fact that there has been no more than two owners so far. The first was a member of the Saudi royal family, who placed a secret bid for the vehicle when it was put up for sale. Later, the Bugatti Vision GT was sold to a man named Hezy Shaked, who is the Chairman as well as the Chief Strategy Officer for the retail clothing company called Tillys.