Mercedes-Benz designers had the unique challenge of creating a bespoke new car for the recently released Gran Turismo 6, but the automaker took that challenge a step further by creating a full-scale showcar, a concept it debuted at last month's LA Auto Show. The long, low and wide AMG Vision GT is obviously a car not meant for this world (unless, of course, you're J&S World Wide Holdings), but Mercedes has released a video showing how it brought the video game special to life.

We would have to imagine that vehicle designers already have one of the coolest jobs in the automotive industry, but the guys behind the Mercedes AMG Vision GT seemed to have a little extra fun with this assignment. Rather than having to worry about practicality or safety, these designers instead had to focus on how the car looked when viewed through all of the game's perspectives. Yes, this actually required them to play video games on the job. Poor guys!

The video, which is posted below, shows some of the other prospective designs for this car and even some in-game action, but the best part is perhaps listening to the virtual exhaust note that was also created specifically for this car.


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      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I give them credit for coming up with a design that don't look like any of their current models and don't fit into their current design language at all. Most other car companies would take their current styling direction and amp it up to 11 for a project like that. These guys didn't do anything of the sort. The styling actually goes counter to much of the new M-Bs that have been released in the last year or two - instead of crazy creases and arcs interrupting the sheetmetal, this car is very bulbous with almost no interrupting surfaces. I could see how some might not like it, but its definitely bold and a complete 180 from the direction that M-B production cars have been going toward.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        actually the upcoming AMG GT is gonna have a lot of similarities it seems.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      I saw this car featured on Jay Leno's Garage and I have to say it looks better in the video then in pictures. It actually has very nice lines. Would love to see one in person.
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Oh, and the car is super low the roof was about the height of Jay's Oldsmobile Toronado fender. Very sleek MB.
      sprayjunkie65
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like something Ace and Gary should be driving.
      ssbjohn
      • 1 Year Ago
      that is a ugly car
        Jaclock LaGlock
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ssbjohn
        Tis. But guess what? Because it has a Mercedes emblem on it, everyone on the board is going to Thumbs Down you.
      Malou H
      • 1 Year Ago
      the design is not that good.... i mean at all its wheel well hugging low to the ground like any kid draws on paper. I mean i designed this car in highschool 200 times during math class
      mbukukanyau
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cartoonish car
      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know how they made it. They took an SLS and melted it in the oven
      Dynamho
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like an inflatable.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice gunpla. I like how the car wasn't a half-ass attempt to add to a video game. Alot of passion here.
      Carlos Ruiz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice car
      nubs1094
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car is absolutely beautiful. It reminds me of pictures I would draw as a kid, but far more refined. I actually find myself thinking a that about a lot of cars that are coming out these days. But this is sincerely on my top 5 favorite cars possibly ever. It's too bad it isn't a production vehicle, you know, not that I could afford it in the forseeable future.
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