Originally released in Gran Turismo 6 on November 20, 2013
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 aluminum 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 3053 lbs. The AMG V8 biturbo engine delivers an exceptionally agile response to even the smallest movements of the accelerator. It develops 430 kW (576.9 HP) and a maximum torque of 800 Nm (590.4 ft-lb). With its ultra lightweight body, the weight-to-power ratio calculates to an amazing 2.43 kg/HP. In addition, 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.
On December 2nd 2013, Mercedes-Benz published the "Making of" video for the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo on their official YouTube channel.
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