Official: Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo is ready for Gran Turismo 6

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Mercedes announces the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a virtual supercar created for Gran Turismo 6 on Sony's Playstation 3.

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its latest supercar (which was teased yesterday), the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, but we’ll never have the chance to see it on the road. That’s because it’s a virtual supercar that was designed for the world of Gran Turismo 6, the latest installment in Sony’s premier racing game for the Playstation 3. However, it was made into a 1:1-scale model to celebrate the opening of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, Calif. on Nov. 19, so the car isn’t totally bound to the virtual world.

The AMG Vision GT has 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque courtesy of an AMG V8 mounted well behind the front axle for ideal weight distribution – a front-mid layout. The chassis is composed of an aluminum spaceframe with components in carbon fiber, which helps the big GT keep its weight down to 3,053 pounds.

The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive Mercedes features classic GT proportions with modern details, such as the LED radiator grille and a muscular body that looks stretched over the bulging fenders. Like the old 300 SL and the new AMG SLS, the Vision GT also has Gullwing doors. “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 of design at Daimler AG.

Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi asked the world’s leading auto manufacturers to create future vehicle concepts for the game to mark the series’ 15th birthday this year, and the AMG Vision GT, which you can read more about below, is Mercedes’ entry. The concepts are designed around the theme “Vision Gran Turismo,” and they’ll gradually make their way into the game as drivable vehicles through a series of online updates.

But what we really want is a real AMG Vision GT to drive on real roads because it’s just so damn sexy – please Mercedes!

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