Sports cars running on renewable natural gas aren’t exactly a common sight, but if French startup Vision has its way, we might see one racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a few years’ time. Vision has spent the past four years developing its 1789 project, and now more images of the concept have been released.
Borrowing its name from the year of the French Revolution, the company has the ambitious goal of entering the Vision 1789 in the 2023 Le Mans using a biomethane-powered platform, as well as potentially developing a road-going version of the car. The 1789 concept was penned by Martin Chatelier, while the platform design comes from WRTI (Welter Recherche Technologie Industrie) founded by the late Gérard Welter, the iconic creator of many Peugeot and Le Mans prototypes. Le Mans race drivers Paul-Loup Chatin and Matthieu Vaxiviere are also part of the team, ensuring the development of the hypercar stays on track for chasing its Le Mans dream.
Vision hasn’t released many details on the hypercar yet, so, for now, we’ll just have to enjoy the Vision 1789’s sleek silhouette in these renders before the project becomes a reality.