Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo to Hit the Real-World Streets
It’s pretty safe to say that you’ll never see most of the sleek, stunning supercars created exclusively for the Gran Turismo video game franchise pull up next to you at a red light. But there may be one exception coming soon. Florida-based J&S World Wide Holdings head Jeff Halverson was so enamored with the Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo’s static show car displayed at the recent LA Auto Show that he decided to create a street-legal version.
Halverson reportedly will use the 2014 SLS AMG GT as the car’s base, but re-body it into carbon fiber to resemble the crazy beautiful game version. It’ll boast the same 6.3-liter V8 with 583 horsepower driving the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. But with the carbon fiber shaving 200 pounds off the curb weight, the street version could prove capable of speeds even faster than that of the game car. In fact, while the standard 2014 SLS AMG GT sprints to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, the lighter-weight model could shave up to 0.2 seconds off that acceleration time. Looks-wise Halverson’s GT ride will sport a custom chrome finish, retractable rear spoiler, model-specific exhaust and ADV.1 forged alloys.
To land one in your garage, you’ll have to be insanely rich, and lightning-fast. Halverson says he’ll create just five of the street-ready AMG Visions, and just one is earmarked for sale in the United States. Others will go to the Middle East and Europe. And buyers will have to pony up a cool 1.5 million.
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