The shockingly muscular, low-slung Vision Gran Turismo utilizes an aluminium spaceframe body along with components in carbon fibre, meaning it tips the scales at only 1385 kilograms. Under the bonnet there’s a front-mid-mounted AMG V8 biturbo engine delivering 430 kW (585 hp) and 800 Nm of torque.
The styling answers that age-old question: if an Aston Martin One-77 had a filthy one night stand with a Mercedes SLS AMG – what would the result look like? Which, given that the two companies announced details of a new partnership earlier this year, means that such a car could exist if they really wanted it to. Also, with the SLS AMG about to be sent to a retirement home, Mercedes could really make a statement with a halo model such as this standing above the forthcoming S 63 AMG Coupe.
Notable features include the colossal radiator grille constructed from a bank of variable LED light units, gullwing doors, massively bulging wheel arches, deep side skirts, retro-styled twin filler caps, adjustable rear wing and no less than eight tailpipes.
“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.