If you’ve ever seen a Bugatti Veyron in real life and were lucky enough to actually see and hear it driving, you may have been impressed, but you were almost certainly let down a bit by the exhaust note. As delivered, the Veyron sounds a bit … well, underwhelming. That won’t be the case for the car’s successor, at least if the sound of Bugatti’s Vision Gran Turismo concept is any indication of what’s to come.
This video from Autoforum (via World Car Fans) was taken at the recent Frankfurt Auto Show where the Vision GT concept was shown for the first time. And even though the concept is only a life-size model of a virtual car for Gran Turismo 6, it has a version of Bugatti’s famous quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 under its pretty carbon fiber skin—a version that sounds absolutely menacing even when only starting up and sitting at idle.
Bugatti didn’t reveal any specs for the Vision GT, though the automaker did say that the car—in the virtual world—should be able to hit 250 mph at no less than four sections of the famous Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The automaker also said that the Vision GT features the new design language that Bugatti has developed for the Veyron successor thought to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next March. In fact, we can already see some lines that are common to both the Vision GT and prototypes for the Veyron successor.