Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo

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  1. #1 F50Fanatic, Nov 17, 2013
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    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/11/17/mercedes-amg-vision-gran-turismo/

    Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its latest supercar (which was teased yesterday), the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, but we'll never have the chance to see it on the road. That's because it's a virtual supercar that was designed for the world of Gran Turismo 6, the latest installment in Sony's premier racing game for the Playstation 3. However, it was made into a 1:1-scale model to celebrate the opening of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA on Nov. 19, so the car isn't totally bound to the virtual world.

    The AMG Vision GT has 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque courtesy of an AMG V8 mounted well behind the front axle for ideal weight distribution - a front-mid layout. The chassis is composed of an aluminum spaceframe with components in carbon fiber, which helps the big GT keep its weight down to 3,053 pounds.

    The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive Mercedes features classic GT proportions with modern details, such as the LED radiator grille and a muscular body that looks stretched over the bulging fenders. Like the old 300 SL and the new AMG SLS, the Vision GT also has Gullwing doors. "The design of this concept car reflects to extreme effect the perfect symbiosis between emotional, sensuous contours and intelligently presented high tech," says Gorden Wagener, vice president of design at Daimler AG.

    Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi asked the world's leading auto manufacturers to create future vehicle concepts for the game to mark the series' 15th birthday this year, and the AMG Vision GT, which you can read more about below, is Mercedes' entry. The concepts are designed around the theme "Vision Gran Turismo," and they'll gradually make their way into the game as drivable vehicles through a series of online updates.

    But what we really want is a real AMG Vision GT to drive on real roads because it's just so damn sexy - please, Mercedes!
     
  2. Not digging the rims. But overall, it's pretty sweet looking. Especially the 3/4 view from the back.
     
  3. It looks Teutonic, but doesn't strike me as a Mercedes.
     
  4. Mercedes Speed 12 Gullwing.
     
  5. I love wide front engined sportscars.
     
  6. way cooler than the slr vision concept
     
  7. Auto union as f.
     
  8. Alfa as f. I know it's a cliché, but I don't think even James Bond would be alfa enough for this car.
     
  9. From the thumbnail it looked like a Marcos, which I liked
    Then I opened it and it's a polished turd
     
  10. Sweet Infiniti.
     
  11. I love it.
     
  12. Looks like an SLR with a terrible Japanese body kit.
     
  13. Don't really like the look of this nor the SLS. A more modern version of the SL65 negre would be nice. That thing looks mega IRL.
     

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