- Vision Gran Turismo
This is a festival of "Gran Turismo"
- The project started from the words of Kazunori Yamauchi. "Would you be willing to design your rendition of Gran Turismo for us?" The name of the video game "Gran Turismo"=GT, refers to a 2 door sportscar, a grand touring car in the automotive world.
- The worlds automotive manufacturers who have answered our call are now delivering new Gran Turismo's one after another. Vision Gran Turismo is a 15th anniversary festival that will be hosted by automotive manufacturers, Gran Turismo, and users around the globe. The cars delivered will appear one after another in Gran Turismo 6, and as everyone drives these cars, the ring of the festival will continue to grow.
List of participating companies to Vision Gran Turimo.As of 2 December 2013
- 1Alfa Romeo
- 1Aston Martin
- 1GM DESIGN
- 1Italdesign Giugiaro
- 1Tesla Motors
Vision Gran Turismo #01
- Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo
Vision Gran Turismo is a project in which the world's auto makers and global brands develop a concept car for the fans of "Gran Turismo." The car that crowns the opening of this innovative collaboration is the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo.
The design team of Mercedes-Benz incorporated the image of a large cat on the hunt, incorporating both agility and graceful elegance in the design. The characteristic body with its sensual contours is reminiscent of traditional Mercedes-Benz sports car proportions. Even the shape of the front grille is a reinterpretation of the wide Mercedes-Benz sports car grille with central star. Its shape is reminiscent of the legendary 300 SL racing car which won the third Panamericana race, known for being one of the toughest long distance races in the world.
With an aluminium spaceframe body and components in carbon fiber, the material of choice in motor racing, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo tips the scales at only 1,385 kg. The AMG V8 biturbo engine delivers an exceptionally agile response to even the smallest movements of the accelerator. It develops 430 kW (577 HP) and a maximum torque of 800 Nm (590 ft-lb). With its ultra lightweight body, the weight-to-power ratio calculates to an amazing 2.43 kg/HP. And anyone can experience its breathtaking performance thanks to its AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, which is systematically configured for outstandingly dynamic performance.
The sound of the car is another point to be noted. The powerful howl emitted by this engine was composed by sound specialists at AMG. The sonorous exhaust note and engine sounds are tuned perfectly to awaken the excitement of a racetrack wherever you are.
The double wishbone suspension on the front and rear axles reflects a long-standing racing experience at Mercedes-Benz. The electronic differential lock ensures the ideal traction for the powered rear wheels. The AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system guarantees excellent deceleration.
Experience for yourself the exquisite concept sports car presented by Mercedes-Benz.