Having recently unveiled its one-off in-game exclusive concept car for Gran Turismo 6, Mercedes-Benz continued the chatter by officially unleashing this design marvel for the public. The AMG Vision Gran Turismo was a response from the company’s advanced concepts team as Gran Turismo creator and producer, Kazunori Yamauchi, asked for automobile developers to envision the future for automotive design.
Encountering the stationary bullet-on-wheels, the German automaker definitely answered with a force embodying minimal but sleek, contoured lines focusing on a timeless mystique. The minimal gloss paint emphasizes the stark contrast of each fender housing hulking wheels suited for a power train found in an F1 racecar. The Advanced Concepts design team mimicked the language of the house that Jobs built by combining the “less is more” ideal with the Stuttgart mentality for efficiency and power.
The rear end, meanwhile, recalls its classic predecessor, the Mercedes 300SL, with an encased rear-light system that would enamor Tron fans thanks to its vivid red indicators and headlights which feature piercing LED projectors. The front end keeps things grounded with a monstrous 585-horsepower Biturbo engine churning out a concrete-stretching 800-pounds of torque.
Unfortunately for Benz and automotive purists alike, the concept and its features will only be available exclusively in Gran Turismo 6 on the Playstation 3 coming December 6.
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