Following BMW and their virtual car, Mercedes-Benz reveals their take on a wild, imaginary concept car to be featured in Gran Turismo 6 video game. The Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo will be gradually unveiled in and integrated into the new game through online updates. It is well worth the wait, though.
The Vision Gran Turismo shows what Mercedes’ design philosophy would be like if there were no rules and no conservative considerations. It is undoubtedly a Mercedes, but a Mercedes with a touch of Mad Max. It’s like an SLS on crack cocaine.
It’s not all madness and joie de vivre, though. The shape is reminiscent of the legendary 300 SL racing car of 1952, and that front grille with different light patterns is a further development of the diamond grille introduced with the new A-Class. And it has silver-painted bodywork; a classic Mercedes-Benz color.
Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo features a ‘virtual’ aluminium space frame body and components in carbon fibre. It has a proposed weight of 1385 kilograms, which given the fact that it is powered by an AMG V8 developing 585 hp and 800 Nm, results in pretty brisk performance. The AMG sports exhaust system with eight tailpipes integrated into the rear end provides a powerful accompaniment whenever the car accelerates. We should also mention the F1-inspired interior, featuring red integral sports seats blend into the black flooring of the footwell to form a protective shell.
All in all, the Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo is designed to show off the wild side of the brand, and provide the gamers with a jolly good time behind the wheel of an insane machine. It is also designed so Mercedes won’t be outdone by BMW.