Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo



For the new PlayStation 3 racing game Gran Turismo 6, the Mercedes-Benz
designers have developed the visionary concept of a super sports car – the
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. Extreme proportions, sensual contours and
intelligently implemented high tech blend to form a body that visually brings to
life the breathtaking performance of 430 kW (585 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. As a
1:1-scale model, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo is celebrating its
world premiere on 19 November 2013 at the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz
Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California. The super sports car
with its hallmark Mercedes gullwing doors will be taking to the virtual
racetrack when the new racing game goes on sale in December 2013 – as the first
of the “Vision Gran Turismo” series of vehicles.

To mark the 15th
birthday of the popular Gran Turismo series this year, Kazunori Yamauchi,
Producer of Gran Turismo series and President of Polyphony Digital Inc., called
upon the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and design studios to look
forward into the future. Using the theme “Vision Gran Turismo”, these creative
teams were to develop concept models which give a unique insight into the
further development of the automobile. As virtual vehicles that nonetheless
function just like a real car, the visionary concepts will be gradually unveiled
in and integrated into the new game Gran Turismo 6 through online
updates. Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

“By virtue of its proportions and expressive appearance, the
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo embodies the brand’s defining design
philosophy of sensual purity in a unique way. 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 Design Daimler AG.

The sports car proportions that are a
typical Mercedes feature have been reinterpreted: the long bonnet has a flowing
transition into a compact greenhouse offset to the rear, which takes the form of
an aerodynamically efficient water drop to descend slightly at the rear, where
it rests on the rear end with broad shoulder contours. The dynamic aura is
accentuated by an extended, dramatic side contour and a pronounced bulge to the
wheel arches, which blend into the low-slung, muscular bodyshell. The angled
headlamps, with their colour scheme and determined look, convey a sense of
sportiness and readiness to leap forward. This impression is reinforced by the
bonnet with its expressive forms and motorsport details, such as the release
catches on the bonnet and the fuel cap, for example. The red-glowing contour
lines on the lower part of the vehicle create an effect similar to that of
exterior ambient lighting and stand out from the silver-painted bodywork. This
makes the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo look even more aggressive.

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