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Elegant digital reality: Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo
Mercedes-Benz provides a visionary and fantastic sports GT car
November 17, 2013 – Stuttgart
For the brand-new PlayStation 3 auto racing game Gran Turismo 6, the Mercedes-Benz developers have created the visionary idea of an incredible supercar — the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. Seductive shapes coupled with sensual contours blend to form a physical body that aesthetically gives birth to the impressive performance of 577 hp (430 kW) and 590 lb-ft of torque. As a 1:1-scale design, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo is commemorating its opening night on November 19, 2013 at the opening of the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California. The super sports auto with its hallmark Mercedes gullwing doors will be conquering the digital racetrack when the brand-new racing computer game goes on sale in December 2013 — as the first of the “Vision Gran Turismo” series of automobiles.
To mark the 15th birthday of the popular Gran Turismo series this year, Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer of the Gran Turismo collection and President of Polyphony Digital Inc., called after the globe’s leading automotive makers and layout studios to look ahead in to the future. Utilizing the style “Vision Gran Turismo”, these imaginative players were to put together concept versions which provide a special understanding into the further development of the automobile. As digital automobiles that nonetheless function much like a real automobile, the visionary concepts will be gradually unveiled in and integrated into the brand-new computer game Gran Turismo 6 via online updates.
Extremely curvaceous and equipped with a variable LED radiator grille
“By virtue of its proportions and meaningful look, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo symbolizes the brand’s dramatic layout viewpoint of sensual pureness in a special means. The design of this concept auto mirrors to the nth degree the excellent teamwork in between emotional, sensual curves and intelligently deployed technological automotive advances,” states Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG.
The sports car’s typical external and internal dimensions that are a normal Mercedes feature have been reinterpreted: the long hood has a streaming transition into a sleek greenhouse offset to the rear, which takes the form of an aerodynamically reliable water decline to come down slightly at the back, where it leans on the back end with extensive shoulder curves. The powerful aura is accentuated by an extensive, remarkable side contour and an obvious lump to the wheel arches, which mix in to the low-slung, muscular bodyshell. The angled headlights, with their shade system and figured out appearance, share a feeling of sportiness and readiness to leap forward. This perception is reinforced by the hood with its expressive motorsports influence, such as the launch captures on the hood and the gas cap, for instance. The red-glowing shape lines on the lower part of the car develop a result like that of exterior background lighting and attract attention from the silver-painted bodywork. This makes the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo look even more vigorous.
One more stunning function is the radiator grille — a reinterpretation of the broad Mercedes-Benz sports auto grille with central superstar. Its shape is evocative of the fabulous 300SL racing car of 1952. As an alternative of timeless louvres, the grille of the automobile features LEDs. The variable LED grille with various light patterns is a more advanced development of the precious stone grille presented with the new CLA-Class.
Purist interior dedicated to speed
The exterior design, which is methodically and passionately geared to electric motor racing, is congenially mirrored in the inside of the two-seater. Influenced by the Formula 1 cockpit, the red important sports seats mix in to the black floor covering of the footwell to form a safety covering. The kind of this flowing, sculptured cockpit achieves the notion of rapid forward propulsion. The dash panel likewise develops just as dynamic an impact. It has been designed in the form of two gullwing doors which are placed on each side of the steering column. As an outcome, the actual doors themselves seem an extension of the instrument panel.
The road ahead is optimally positioned in the motorist’s field of view: it takes the kind of a glass area drifting directly above the racing guiding wheel with its shift paddles, and shows all the appropriate details such as road rate, engine speed and operating temperature as called for. Rocker switches are in the the dashboard and in an above console, like in a jet. The steering column noticeably penetrates the firewall to the engine area, producing an aesthetic hookup between the motorist and the heart of this super car, the AMG V8 front-mid engine.
Smart lightweight building and authentic auto racing auto noise
With an aluminium spaceframe physical body and parts in carbon fiber, the product of choice in motor racing, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo tips the scales at only 3053 pounds. That amounts to around 5.2 pounds per hp– an unique figure in the super sports car section, and one that guarantees extremely dynamic efficiency. The AMG sports car exhaust system with eight tailpipes integrated in to the rear end supplies a powerful accompaniment whenever the vehicle increases, and guarantees an unrivaled motorsports sound encounter for the driver and passenger.