Here’s an official look at the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a gull-winged sportscar designed in the image of a hunting feline. The vehicle blends design elements that convey the 130-year legacy of Mercedes Benz with a number of futuristic sports designs, including the LED front grille, an ultra light weight body and an exhaust system integrated with the tail lights. This particular version, optimized for the competitive racing scene in Gran Turismo, is the “Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series,” which features a new fixed rear wing. Additionally, the side mirrors using CCD cameras have reverted to conventional mirrors, and the rear brake light is adorned with the Gran Turismo logo for a touch of racing flavor.
Under the hood, the AMG 5.5 liter V8 Twin Turbo has been cranked up to 591 HP, and the 7 speed dual clutch transmission has been optimized for transmission performance rather than ride comfort; now changed to a sequential transmission with dog links. Other performance modifications include a decrease in weight from 1,385 kg to 1,300 kg, while the ride height has been dropped for better circuit performance. Get the car by participating in Gran Turismo 6′s new Seasonal Event, available for a limited time.