Mercedes-Benz has developed a visionary concept of a super sports car in the form of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo to commemorate the release of Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3. Due to premiere November 19 at the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California, the super sports car will be taking to the virtual racetrack when the game goes on sale in December as the first of the “Vision Gran Turismo” series of vehicles.
To mark the 15th birthday of the Gran Turismo series this year, Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc., called upon the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and design studios to look forward into the future. Using the theme “Vision Gran Turismo,” these creative teams developed concept models which give a unique insight into the further development of the automobile. As virtual vehicles that function just like real cars, the concepts will be gradually unveiled in and integrated into the new game through online updates.
The AMG V8 biturbo engine delivers an exceptionally agile response to even the smallest movements of the accelerator through 585 horsepower and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. With an aluminum space-frame body and components in carbon fiber, the vehicle weighs in at 1,385 kilograms. The AMG sports exhaust system with eight tailpipes integrated into the rear end provides a powerful accompaniment whenever the car accelerates, ensuring an unrivaled motorsports sound experience. Gran Turismo 6 fans are in luck as the Mercedes-AMG sound specialists have created a powerful, sonorous exhaust note that authentically celebrates the V8’s love of high-engine speeds.