Mercedes's AMG Vision Gran Turismo 1:1 Scale Model for Gran Turismo 6

Mercedes-Benz has presented the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a concept of a super sports car that will be featured in the Gran Turismo 6 video game for PlayStation 3.

A 1:1 scale model, the coupe features extreme proportions and strong contours that emphasize the brute force of the 585PS (577hp) V8 engine.

The Stuttgart brand tells us that it envisioned the car to with an aluminum spaceframe body and carbon fiber components, weighing in at 1,385 kg (3,053 lbs), meaning the power-to-weight ratio is an impressive 2.4 kg per hp. No acceleration figures were offered, but Mercedes says the study has “exceptionally dynamic performance”.

The first in a series of Vision Gran Turismo” vehicles, the study will premiere on November 19, 2013, at the opening of the new Mercedes‑Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California. The virtual debut of the car will be in December 2013, when the Gran Turismo 6 video game goes on sale.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo features a long bonnet that flows into a compact greenhouse offset to the rear, which is shaped like a water drop. The dramatic side contour, wheel arches and angled headlights reinforce the car’s powerful presence.

The study features motorsport details such as the release catches on the bonnet and the fuel cap, while red-glowing contour lines on the lower part of the vehicle create an effect similar to that of exterior ambient lighting. The radiator grille reminds of the 300 SL racing car of 1952, but features exclusively LEDs instead of louvres.

Inspired by a Formula 1 cockpit, the interior comes with red integral sports seats that blend into the black flooring of the footwell to form a protective shell. The dashboard is designed in the form of two gullwing doors that are positioned on each side of the steering column. As a result, the actual doors themselves appear to be an extension of the instrument panel.

By Dan Mihalascu

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