Mercedes-Benz AMG is bring their video game art to life with the Grand Turismo 6 – Vision Gran Turismo future concept! When i first same this vehicle on Mercedes Benz Facebook was wow, it beautiful its a work of art, and this maybe an amazing way to say good bye to the SLS AMG now we may not miss that car after this one. This vehicle came to life all because of one man! and no he does not work for Daimler:
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.
And because of that man we have the Vision GT from Mercedes Benz, not only we get to play it on our PS3 but come next week we will be able to see it a the 2013 LA AUTO SHOW!
Here are some of this beautiful design features:
- Extreme proportions and variable LED radiator grille
- Purist interior dedicated to speed
- Intelligent lightweight construction and authentic racing car sound
The Extreme LED Grille features beautiful LEDs that made the car stand out, the grille reminded me of the new CLA / A Class grilles and in fact I think its the best part to the car! Daimler VP of Designs had this to say about the grille!
“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.
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo look even more aggressive. Another eye-catching feature is the radiator grille – a reinterpretation of the wide Mercedes-Benz sports car grille with central star. Its shape is reminiscent of the legendary 300 SL racing car of 1952. However, instead of classic louvres the grille of the show car features exclusively LEDs. The variable LED grille with different light patterns is a further development of the diamond grille introduced with the new A-Class.
Although we cant see the interior Mercedes Benz design it based on speed as they claims however since we all know Mercedes that the used the same design over and over it might look like the new GLA/C CLASS / CLA CLASS which all have the same theme interior design: Mercedes thoughts on the interior
The exterior design, which is systematically and passionately geared to motor racing, is congenially mirrored in the interior of the two-seater. Inspired by the Formula 1 cockpit, the red integral sports seats blend into the black flooring of the footwell to form a protective shell. The form of this flowing, sculptured shell suggests enormous forward thrust. The dashboard also creates an equally dynamic effect. It has been designed in the form of two gullwing doors which 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.
The central display is optimally positioned in the driver’s field of vision: it takes the form of a glass surface floating directly above the racing steering wheel with its shift paddles, and shows all the relevant information such as road speed, engine speed and operating temperature as required. Operation is by rocker switches in the centre of the dashboard and in an overhead console, like in a jet. The steering column visibly penetrates the firewall to the engine compartment, creating a visual connection between the driver and the heart of this super sports car, the AMG V8 front-mid engine.
Hey!, its an AMG you know what that mean Biturbo V8 engines from in fact, the Mercedes‑Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo tips the scales at only 1385 kilograms. That amounts to around 2.4 kilograms per hp – an unrivalled figure in the super sports car segment, and one that guarantees exceptionally dynamic performance. Can you say amazing even for a video game car!
Overall an amazing job bring this car to life and as I say December, when SMADE|MEDIA Tech Report team test the new Grand Turismo 6 I willl aim to drive this car and all the others that our automakers had a hand in designing, and next week we will be at the LA Auto Show taken lots of pictures with this beauty!
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo
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Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Official Press Release
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