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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