Sponsored Video: Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Posted on 18 December 2013 by Tony Santos


Stunningly designed for the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 video game, Mercedes Benz recently unveiled its latest supercar concept dubbed the AMG Vision Gran Turismo. The car maker says this is a manifestation of the supercar of tomorrow, and with its futuristic curves and imposing appearance, is not far from being a reality.

Started primarily as an answer to Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi’s challenge of creating a design concept using the theme “Vision Gran Turismo”, Mercedes Benz took the opportunity to explore the future design philosophies of tomorrow’s supercars. The AMG Vision Gran Turismo, together with a handful of other concept supercars made under the same theme, will be virtually made available via online updates in Gran Turismo 6.

The AMG Vision Gran Turismo showcases extreme proportions, sensual contours, and some of the brand’s signature styling elements such as a long hood, compact greenhouse and broad shoulders. Inside the car, inspiration from Formula One race cars is very much evident. The cabin features a pair of bright red sport seats that are designed as part of the car’s structure. The dashboard has been designed in the form of two gullwing doors positioned on each side of the steering column. As a result the actual doors themselves, also gullwings, appear to be an extension of the instrument panel. Also noteworthy is the steering column of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, which is seen to penetrate the firewall to the engine compartment. This adds an effect of further connection between the driver and the car.

Under the hood, the supercar is powered by a V8, 577bhp engine that is capable of 590lb-ft of torque. This has the same rating as this year’s S63 AMG, though the concept features an exhaust system with eight individual tail-pipes.

Weighing just 3,053lbs, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo boasts of a lightweight aluminum spaceframe structure that has a lot of carbon fiber incorporated into it. Designed by the Mercedes Benz design team in Germany, Italy and the US, the world debut of the supercar concept took place in Sunnyvale, California during the launching of the company’s newest R&D center.

This post is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.

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