Mercedes-Benz has been teasing a vision for the Gran Turismo 6 game, and today we get the full look at the concept -- and the brand's ideas for future supercar styling.
The AMG Vision Gran Turismo already seems to have some cues in common with the coming 2015 SLS AMG GT that will be the final of the SLS 'Gullwings', suggesting the 'vision' is strongly anchored in the brand's sports design progression with a long nose, wide stance and bulging contours suggesting the muscle underneath.
The AMG Vision sports the signature gullwings of the SLS AMG and that cue carries over to the F1-inspired cabin with the dashboard styled as a pair of gullwings flanking the steering column.
Red sports seats are integrated into the lightweight structure, which totals a bantam 1385kg with help from an aluminium spaceframe and lashings of carbon fibre.
There are some features that are unlikely to reach the real world any time soon: the red LED daytime running lights and intruments in a glass panel floating above the steering wheel.
Though Mercedes describes the concept as "a 1:1 scale model" they've given it a heart -- a front mid-mounted handcrafted AMG V8 biturbo engine delivering 430kW of power and 800Nm of torque and growling through an eight-tailpipe exhaust system, with a "a powerful, sonorous exhaust note that authentically celebrates the V8's love of high engine speeds" created just for Gran Turismo 6.
The Vision concept was created by a coalition of Merc's top artists drawn from their studios in Germany, Italy and the US -- where the car was unveiled at the opening of the brand's new research and development centre in California.
The project was sparked by a challenge thrown down by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi to studios around the world to come up with a 'Vision Gran Turismo' concept, and several others apart from the AMG will become available as online updates for the game.
Watch the Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo desktop video version here.
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