The concept is a real-life interpretation of a virtual sports car
The car will appear in virtual form in the new Gran Turismo 6 game
This model is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine
Mercedes says it plans to produce a series of Gran Turismo-inspired concepts
Mercedes have built the car in 1:1 scale
Elegant fuel filler caps are located in the roof
The car features heavily sculpted wheel designs
The intricate mirrors are another design highlight
The wheels carry AMG logos
The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a spectacular new gullwinged sports car concept created by its in-house design team for inclusion in Sony’s new PlayStation 3 game Gran Turismo 6, has been revealed.
The brawny-looking gullwing coupé was unveiled as a model at the opening of Mercedes-Benz’s new R&D centre in Sunnyvale, California ahead of the Los Angeles motor show.
Despite the reveal of the model in 1:1 scale, the two-seater is destined to remain a feature of the virtual world as the first in a series of Vision Gran Turismo virtual concepts.
Drawing inspiration from the iconic 300 SL, Mercedes’ designers have given their latest concept exaggerated proportions, including a long probing nose and a cabin sited well back within the wheelbase to give an instantly aggressive appearance.
The AMG Vision Gran Turismo runs a front-mounted, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine of unspecified size developing 577bhp together with 590lb ft of torque. With a virtual aluminium spaceframe body and weighing 1385kg, it has a power-to-weight ratio of 417bhp per tonne.
Mercedes-Benz describes this figure as being “unrivalled in the super sports car segment and one that guarantees exceptionally dynamic performance”.
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