In an ever-evolving world, it’s no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car could soon make the jump from cyberspace to reality.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car, originally created for the Gran Turismo 6 video game, first saw the light of day at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November. The futuristic supercar turned heads with its stunning body style, sleek wheels and Formula One-themed cockpit.
Jeff Halverson and his Florida-based company, J&S World Wide Holdings, realized the buzz created by the concept car and decided to build five real-life, driveable models.
The team plans on using a standard 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT as its base, which will bolster a carbon fiber body to resemble the look of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo. The car will feature Mercedes-Benz’s iconic chrome paint job, a retractable rear spoiler, custom exhaust and custom forged wheels designed by world-famous designer ADV.1. The interior will be “sightly modified” to fit the buyer’s desire.
It appears the SLS AMG GT’s 6.3-liter V8 – which is good for 583 horsepower - will remain unchanged. With the help of its seven-speed AMG Speedshift transmission, the SLS AMG GT rockets from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. However, the custom AMG Vision is expected to be slightly faster because of the 200-pound lighter curb weight thanks to the carbon fiber bodywork.
Only five AMG Vision custom cars will be sold, with one already under contract. Two will be sold in the Middle East, two in Europe and one final supercar set aside for the US market. One can be yours for the ripe price of 1.5 million US dollars.