Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo Becomes a Reality in LA

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

From virtual to reality, MercedesAMG showed off its ground-clinging Vision Gran Turismo at the Los Angeles Auto Show today.

Designed to be a visionary concept car in the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 video game for the PlayStation 3, the Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo is one hell of a machine and even more so in real life. It’s swooping lines and curvaceous body lends to its extreme style, while the massive wheels and minimal ground clearance reminds us that the Vision Gran Turismo is hardly hitting the streets anytime soon.

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Nonetheless, with 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, the Vision Gran Turismo must be a blast to drive, considering it weighs in at only 3,053 lbs. Those that will be getting the car in Gran Turismo 6 will at least get to enjoy it virtually, rowing through the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT seven-speed sports transmission.

“By virtue of its proportions and expressive appearance, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo embodies the brand’s defining design philosophy of sensual purity in a unique way. 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 Design Daimler AG.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Show Photos

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Official Photos

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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