Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, which is a crazy cool car that will be featured in the new Gran Turismo 6 game.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, which is a crazy cool car that will be featured in the new Gran Turismo 6 game. The super sports car with its hallmark Mercedes gullwing doors will be taking to the virtual racetrack when the new racing game goes on sale in December 2013 – as the first of the “Vision Gran Turismo” series of vehicles.
Unfortunately the AMG Gran Turismo will never see the light of day, since its a virtual supercar for the latest installment of Sony’s popular racing game. Although it won’t ever drive on an actual road, Mercedes has created a 1:1 scale model to celebrate the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California.
On the outside the AMG Gran Turismo’s proportions are similar to the SLS AMG with its long hood and compact greenhouse. “By virtue of its proportions and expressive appearance, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo embodies the brand’s defining design philosophy of sensuous purity in a unique way. The design of this concept car reflects to extreme effect the perfect symbiosis between emotional, sensuous contours and intelligently presented high tech,” says Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG.
Under the hood the AMG Vision Gran Turismo is powered by a biturbo V8 with 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque. With an aluminium spaceframe body and components in carbon fiber, the material of choice in motor racing, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo tips the scales at only 3053 pounds.
Gran Turismo 6 goes on sale in December.