Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo (© Perry Stern)Click to enlarge picture

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

"Gran Turismo 6" won't be released until December 6, but enthusiasts can get an up close and personal look at a super sports cars featured in the video game at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Mercedes-Benz has built the AMG Vision Gran Turismo and the concept looks absolutely stunning.

Defined by extreme proportions, sexy contours, and high-tech gadgetry, the concept features a blend of old and new Benz traits. Like the SLS AMG GT, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo boasts a long hood that flows seamlessly into a compact greenhouse, while also borrowing the SLS' gullwing doors. Broad shoulders and bulging wheel wells add drama, while red glowing contour lines on the lower part of the car create a cool and futuristic effect.

Looking at it head on, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo wears an exaggerated front grille reminiscent of the 1952 300SL race car, while the diamond-like grille from the CLA-Class adds a modern twist. Flanking the grille are two sharply angled headlights, which appear super-small in comparison to the humongous grille and three-pointed star badge. Other notable features on the concept's exterior include AMG ceramic high-performance brakes, and an exhaust system comprised of eight exhaust pipes.

It gets even better inside the cabin, which was inspired by a Formula One cockpit. Red sport seats offset the black flooring, and the instrument panel appears to flow smoothly into the gullwing doors. Above the steering wheel is a floating glass surface, which displays important information such as speed and operating temperature. Rocker switches are located on the center stack and in an overhead compartment, giving the cabin an overall jetlike feel.

We wouldn't expect anything less than a variant of AMG's twin-turbo V-8 under the hood, and that's exactly what this concept delivers — tuned to 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to its aluminum space-frame body, the concept only weighs 3,053 pounds, which equals about 5.2 pounds per hp.

While we'd certainly love to give this thing a go in the real world, we'd also settle for some virtual seat time when it's integrated in the new GT6 through online updates. The AMG super sports car will be the first of the "Vision Gran Turismo" series of vehicles unveiled in the game.