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PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo Announcement Event

On June 5th, 2015 (local time), PEUGEOT hosted the "PEUGEOT Vision GT Experience" announcement event at their "Automobile Design Network" design center located just outside Paris in Velizy, France, to showcase their "PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo".

Head of PEUGEOT Design Gilles Vidal gave greetings, and invited Gran Turismo series producer Kazunori Yamauchi to speak on stage. Followed by words from the PEUGEOT Brand CEO Maxime Picat, Kazunori also made a demonstration run with the PEUGEOT Gran Turismo on Gran Turismo 6.

At the event hosted inside PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN Design, a variety of PEUGEOT concept cars and historic Le Mans and Rally cars were on display. Legendary cars such as the PEUGEOT 205 Turbo 16 Rallye, PEUGEOT 206 WRC, and the PEUGEOT 905 were brought out for the guests. On the roof of this building was also a display of their famous PEUGEOT 908 HDi FAP Le Mans and a PEUGEOT 206 WRC car that recorded victories in a variety of races. The concepts cars PEUGEOT EXALT, PEUGEOT ONYX, and the PEUGEOT 308 R HYbrid were also on display.

Inside the venue, the designer's office environment was also recreated, with sketches being created in a demonstration for the viewers. Visitors were allowed to get a first hand look at the craftsmanship that goes into PEUGEOT cars in this way. This was an event that really showcased through Vision Gran Turismo, how PEUGEOT, the oldest car manufacturer in the world with a 120 year history, really places importance on design.

A trial contest was organized between the gamers. The winner, Kwamé from PlanéteGT, who won the time, has also been the lucky winner of a special day with the Peugeot Sport teams in Castellet on the GT Tour, in late October.

The PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo is available through a free update on Gran Turismo 6. You can acquire the car by participating in the limited time Seasonal Event, so don’t miss out!