Peugeot unveils L750 R concept for Gran Turismo Sport video game

Ahead of Gran Turismo Sport's UK launch on the 18th October, the Peugeot L750 R virtual concept has been revealed

Peugeot has announced the L750 R Hybrid Vision Gran Turismo virtual concept ahead of the release of the Gran Turismo Sport game next Wednesday.

The L750 R Hybrid is an evolution of the L500 R Hybrid designed by Peugeot and its motorsport division Peugeot Sport, which featured in Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3. GT Sport gamers on the current-generation PlayStation 4 console can expect to utilise 740bhp from a hybrid powertrain. The petrol combustion engine produces 572bhp with a 10,000rpm redline, while the electric motor provides the remaining 168bhp. It certainly sounds fast. 

A notable feature on the virtual concept is the new dual-circuit hydraulic braking system, which couples with four ventilated carbon brake discs. Independent front and rear suspension adjusts the ride height accordingly to give PS4 drivers the best handling to go with the hefty horsepower.

Gran Turismo 6 review

The L750 R weighs 825kg, 175kg lighter than the L500 R thanks to a new carbonfibre structure, meaning acceleration should be rapid depending on the bravery behind the driver’s right thumb.

Peugeot’s effort is the latest in a long batch of Vision Gran Turismo concepts. Launched in 2013 prior to the release of GT6, developers Polyphony Digital gave car manufacturers a chance to develop radical virtual concepts to showcase their vision of performance and race cars in the future.

Best driving games on sale now

Gran Turismo Sport launches in the UK on the 18th October. A time-limited demo is available to download now on the PlayStation Store, with the demo coming to an end this Thursday 12th October at 4pm BST. GT Sport will be the first Gran Turismo title to be released on the current generation PS4 games console.

Would you like see elements of the L750 R on Peugeot production cars? Let us know in the comments...

Recommended

Peugeot 208 and 2008 gain minimalist gear selector
New Peugeot gear selector
Peugeot

Peugeot 208 and 2008 gain minimalist gear selector

The cars’ strangely shaped automatic gear selector has been replaced with a space-freeing design already seen in the 308
29 Mar 2022
Sleek new Peugeot 4008 coupe-SUV spotted
Peugeot 4008 spy shot 1
Peugeot

Sleek new Peugeot 4008 coupe-SUV spotted

Peugeot aims to shake up the coupe-SUV sector with the 4008
17 Mar 2022
Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar revealed with groundbreaking design
Peugeot 9X8
News

Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar revealed with groundbreaking design

Peugeot has released new images of its World Endurance Championship racing car, but hasn't yet confirmed when it'll make its competitive debut
18 Jan 2022
Peugeot to go electric-only in Europe by 2030
Peugeot e-Legend
Peugeot

Peugeot to go electric-only in Europe by 2030

Peugeot is getting swept along in the Stellantis electrification shift, as confirmed by the brand’s CEO, Linda Jackson
7 Dec 2021

Most Popular

“Mid-sized electric cars are way beyond the financial reach of most mums and dads”
Opinion - electric car prices
Opinion

“Mid-sized electric cars are way beyond the financial reach of most mums and dads”

Mike Rutherford thinks the industry needs to face the fact that a lot of people can’t afford a brand new factory-fresh car
16 May 2022
Best electric cars to buy 2022
Best electric cars
Electric cars

Best electric cars to buy 2022

There are more electric cars than ever to choose from, so we've picked some of the best you can buy in the UK now
28 Apr 2022
Tipo 184: on the road in the Mazda MX-5 based kit car
Tipo 184 kit car front
Features

Tipo 184: on the road in the Mazda MX-5 based kit car

Inspired by classic Grand Prix racing cars, Darren Collins has created a model that faithfully recreates the originals, but with a twist - it’s actual…
11 May 2022