On 30 May 1916, Dario Resta drove his PEUGEOT L45 to victory at the legendary Indianapolis 500 automobile race, putting in an average speed of 135 km/h. 100 years on, to celebrate the centenary of that Indy-500 win, PEUGEOT and PEUGEOT SPORT presented the PEUGEOT L500 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo in May 2016.
Now, to mark the release of the new PlayStationâ4 exclusive video game Gran Turismo Sport on 18 October, PEUGEOT and PEUGEOT SPORT are unveiling their new, sleeker, sportier version of the car; the PEUGEOT L 750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo.
Glued to the road and seemingly at one with it, both models bear the distinctive stylistic features of the PEUGEOT brand.
With their carbon-fibre monocoque structure, both the PEUGEOT L500 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo and the PEUGEOT L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo were designed with the rigours of competitive racing in mind. For the driver, this radical new version of the car promises hitherto unknown sensations.
Ever striving for greater efficiency, PEUGEOT equipped the L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo with an internal-combustion engine and an electric motor. The petrol engine produces 580 horsepower and a top engine speed of 10,000 rpm. That is backed up by a 170-horsepower electric motor, giving the PEUGEOT L750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo a total of 750 horsepower. The electric motor is powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. The sequential 7-speed gearbox is cutting-edge technology from the world of racing. The entire engine and transmission assembly is mounted on the rear axle.
With its dual-circuit hydraulic braking system and four ventilated carbon discs, independent front and rear suspensions varying the ride height according to the car’s speed, and forged-magnesium wheels, the PEUGEOT L 750 R HYbrid Vision Gran Turismo was designed to be as light and aerodynamic as possible to deliver outstanding performance.
Weighing just 825 kg—175 kg lighter than the PEUGEOT L 500 R HYbrid—it gets from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds.
Whichever one you choose, both of these racing machines are perfectly suited to the 17 locations and many tracks available in the Gran Turismo Sport video game.