"Vision Gran Turismo" is a dream project in which leading international brands develop concept cars for Gran Turismo and its fans. The car that kicked off the project with its stunning debut in November 2013, was the "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo".
This creation from the Mercedes-Benz design team is a sensual, gull-winged sportscar designed in the image of a hunting feline. The car is elegance personified, perfectly infusing elements that shows over a hundred years of Mercedes Benz history with futuristic sports designs such as the LED front grille, an ultra light weight body and an exhaust system that is integrated with the tail lights. In addition to this model there is also a separate version that is optimised for the competitive racing scene of Gran Turismo. This is the "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series".
The immediately noticeable difference with the original version is the fixed rear wing. Despite the increase in drag this creates, the aerodynamic device was utilised in favour of more downforce on high speed circuits. The side mirrors using CCD cameras were revised to conventional mirrors, and the rear brake lights are decorated with the "Gran Turismo" logo for a touch of racing flavour.
The enhancements continue with extreme proportions, sensual contours and precise graphics blending to form a body that visually confirms the breathtaking performance. The output of the AMG 5.5 Litre Biturbo V8 Motor has been raised to 591 BHP, and the 7 speed dual clutch transmission has been optimised for transmission performance rather than driving comfort; now changed to a sequential transmission with dog links. Even though the original is already extremely light at 1,385 kg, equipment for utility and comfort have been omitted to reduce the weight yet further to 1,300 kg. Lowering the ride height even further, the centre of gravity has also been lowered for better circuit performance.
The balance of ultimate elegance and competitive performance. This is another breed of the "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo", waiting to pounce on its prey.